Allow Coeliacs to serve in the Royal Navy and other British Armed Force Branches

Allow Coeliacs to serve in the Royal Navy and other British Armed Force Branches

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Toby Downs started this petition to UK Ministry of Defence (UK Ministry of Defence)

Currently, anyone suffering with a gluten intolerance cannot join the UK armed forces. However the Army, Royal Navy and RAF cater for those requiring Halal, Kosher and Vegetarian meals. This is discrimination against a non-life threatening food intolerance which can easily be dealt with.

Proposal: To allow sufferers of coeliac disease to join any of the UK forces PROVIDING they sign a disclaimer in the event they may suffer symptoms, or view each case for joining on a case by case basis as symptoms can vary.

I have wanted to join the Royal Marines and have been counting down the days till I can, until I got diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. Coeliacs make up 1% of the population ( with a potential  97% living undiagnosed ) so a large majority who want to get in to the armed forces can choose to not get diagnosed at a risk of their health which is worse than the forces spending a small amount of money to cater for us.

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