The number of medical rejections for those who applied to join the Army in financial year 2005-06 were as follows:
Applications Medical rejection Percentage Officers 1,910 140 7.3 Soldiers 35,020 1,910 5.5
All figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. Statistics are only available by financial year not calendar year.
Some of these medical rejections will be deferrals and candidates may well re-apply at a future date.
The 2006 Forward as One Army recruitment commercials were filmed in Chile during November 2005 and formed part of the infantry multi- media recruiting campaign that ran from January to March 2006. Total cost for the 2006 Forward as One Army commercials was £1.24 million, excluding VAT, of which £1.195 million was production and £45,000 logistics costs.