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Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Royal Air Force should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Royal Air Force,
Dear British Army,

would like to ask the following six questions (effectively three pairs):

1) Is sleepwalking a bar to entry into the RAF, and if so what is the relevant policy?

2) Are all sleep-related disorders a bar to entry into the service, and if so what is the relevant policy?

3) Of personnel referred to NSMBOS where sleepwalking is a factor, how many have been retained/discharged and in what medical category (MND/MLD/MFD), preferably both by year and by whether it was primary/sole/secondary factor?

4) Of personnel referred to NSMBOS where a sleep-related disorder is a factor, how many have been retained/discharged and in what medical category (MND/MLD/MFD), preferably both by year and by whether it was primary/sole/secondary factor?

5) How many incidents have been recorded where sleepwalking has been a primary or contributory factor, and which have resulted in injury/death/close miss or have been deemed detrimental to operational effectiveness?

6) How many incidents have been recorded where a sleep-related disorder has been a primary or contributory factor, which have resulted in injury/death/close miss or have been deemed detrimental to operational effectiveness?

Yours faithfully,

Yours faithfully,

m.spaven

Yours faithfully,

m.spaven

SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Royal Air Force

Dear m.spaven,
Thank you for enquiry below, which is being treated as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. To enable the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to respond to your request clarification is required.

Regarding Question 2 (Are all sleep-related disorders a bar to entry into the service, and if so what is the relevant policy?), which Service do you require this information for?

Regarding Question 3 and 4, NSMBOS is the acronym for the Naval Service Medical Board of Survey, which is only applicable to Navy personnel. Data in response to Q3 and Q4 was disclosed in the MOD's response to an FOI request in November 2015. This is available to view at: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/2...

Do you require like for like data, for Navy personnel, from October 2015 to date?

Regarding Question 5 and 6, taking account of the MOD's response to the November 2015 FOI request, do you require a search for this information for Navy personnel, from October 2015 to date?

Your earliest clarification would be appreciated.

Regards,

Headquarters of the Surgeon General

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