Outlining the Challenge of Asymptomatic Coronary Artery Disease in Aircrew

Research Paper Title The challenge of asymptomatic coronary artery disease in aircrew; detecting plaque before the accident. Background Coronary events remain a major cause of sudden incapacitation, including death, in both the general population and among aviation personnel, and are an ongoing threat to flight safety and operations. The presentation is often unheralded, especially in… Read More

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Bicuspid Aortic Valve & Its Implications for Military Service

Research Paper Title Three cusps are better than two: bicuspid aortic valve and implications for military service. Background Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac malformation. It is an aortopathy and is associated with other congenital heart disease. Although there is no mortality increase with BAV, the natural history increases the risk… Read More

How Blood Testing Is Important In The Military

Enlisting in the military is never an easy thing to do, and the screening process is quite difficult. The endurance that you need for you to stay in the military will not make the endeavour a walk in the park either. While training is physically strenuous, this is only to prepare you for the even… Read More

The Roman Military Medical Service

“The Roman military had a medical system that was extraordinary for the ancient world. It was based on the teachings of Greek medicine and emphasized both prevention – maintenance of conditions for good public health – and healing of battle-wounded soldiers. A nutritious diet, a carefully monitored water supply, and strict rules about sanitation helped… Read More

What is the Minimum Weight to Join the Royal Marines?

Prior to 01 April 2011 the minimum weight standard for the Royal Marines attending the Potential Royal Marines Course (PRMC) was 60 kilogrammes (kg), after this date it was raised to 65 kg. The minimum weight of 65 kg upon entry is regardless of height, which continues to be 1.51cm. However, individuals still need to… Read More

What are the RAF Colour Perception Standards by Officer Branch?

The Royal Air Force (RAF) colour perception standards for commissioned officer roles are contained within the RAF Recruiting and Selection Branch Selection Sheets. These are summarised in Table 1. Table 1: RAF Colour Perception Standards by Officer Branch Colour Perception Standard RAF Officer Branch 1 Aerospace Battle Manager. Air Traffic Controller Officer. Engineer (CE &… Read More