**** me I might have known you would justify stealing from the soldiers.All this is transparent and open to question, so I can't see what the issue is. Furthermore an SNCO has paid in significantly more to the Corps funds than a junior so it is difficult to argue against using that fund in the WOs' & Sgts' Mess. I think Officers pay more full stop but I can't be bothered to spreadsheet it out to work out where the balance point is.
I'll make it easier for you. Let take a troop
And say the run their own fund
The officer pays in 2 quid a month
The seniors pay in a 1.5 quid a month
The plebs pay in a quid a month.
Now the argument is the officer pays in 100% more and the senior pay 50% more than the juniors so they should have more.
But when you work out the in total the following is paid in
Officers 2 quid
Seniors 12 quid
Plebs 35 quid
We can see the pondlife contribute more.
Messes should be paid for by their members, it should not be subsidised in anyway by none members.
But hey its only the juniors so **** 'em.