Monday, November 30, 2009

No "nut nuts" in Helmand

Did you know that if you have a nut allergy, or a special diet for any sort of medical reasons you can't join the Armed Forces? You did? Alright smartrase, well I didn't until I read a response in Hansard from Kevan Jones saying,
the services do not recruit or commission personnel with existing medical conditions which require special diets, such as those with nut allergies.
Yes, before you ask, if you have a special dietary requirement because of your religion or you have an issue with eating meat (but don't have an issue with shooting someone with an SA80) they do cater for you... which is nice.

The medical allergy thing does make you wonder how we ever managed to win two world war and ruled a third of world though.*
* Paraphrased comment by Croydonian

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