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Medical criteria

To deal with everything that life in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary throws at you, you’ll need to be medically fit too.

You’ll have your initial medical and eye examination somewhere near you. Your AFCO can arrange this for you.

Medical standards

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary medical criteria that you will need to meet are thorough because working with us can be very demanding on your body. Certain pre-existing medical conditions and ongoing illnesses may prevent you from joining the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

These include everything from respiratory problems such as asthma, and musculoskeletal conditions, such as joint operations or recurrent back pain, to heart and cardiovascular disorders including high blood pressure, and skin disorders including eczema and active acne.

For the full list of medical criteria, download our eligibility and guidance notes.
Eyesight standards

The minimum standards for uncorrected and corrected vision vary for different branches in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and are determined by Royal Fleet Auxiliary medical staff.

If you have impaired colour perception (colour blindness) this may restrict the branches that are available to you

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Impaired colour perception may restrict the RFA branches that are available to you.

Can you still apply if you have impaired colour perception

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