Dear Royal Air Force,
I would like to know the (1) hearing requirements and (2) the eyesight requirements for the medical officer post in the RAF. Specific figures please regarding the tests taken in person rather than generic descriptors please. Exclusionary criteria for hearing loss would also be great.
Dear Mr Roberts,
Thankyou for your email below which is being treated as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) can confirm that it holds information within the scope of your enquiry.
Please find attached the Joint Service Manual of Medical Fitness. This explains the minimum medical standards for all Armed Forces personnel, including that for hearing ad eyesight. It also explains how hearing and visual acuity is assessed.
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