Army v. Navy Rugby - Dress for Mess Members

#1
I understand that RLC Mess Members would be looked upon favourably if they turned up at Twickenham wearing blazer, flannels and a military tie, an idea that I personally find aggreeable.

Does any other Regiment and/or Corps express a similar wish?
 
#2
Exsqueeze me..... are you having a giraffe?? standard dress for this is rugby shirt and jeans mate...... the last thing you needis 45000 people rippin the p*** for a couple of hours.... its meant to be an enjoyable event so dress for fun and leave the tapes at work.
 
#3
stripeyboot said:
Exsqueeze me..... are you having a giraffe?? standard dress for this is rugby shirt and jeans mate...... the last thing you needis 45000 people rippin the p*** for a couple of hours.... its meant to be an enjoyable event so dress for fun and leave the tapes at work.
In response to my question, I'll put you down as a "no"!
 
#4
I can imagine them at the cabbage patch pre game.or anywhere near twickers :roll:
oh look a definate snco what a good target for the bottle of urine :lol:
no thanks jeans for me
 
#5
canteen_cowboy said:
I can imagine them at the cabbage patch pre game.or anywhere near twickers :roll:
oh look a definate snco what a good target for the bottle of urine :lol:
no thanks jeans for me
Thanks for the tip - I'll stay away from the Cabbage Patch and other similar NAAFI Style environments!
 
#6
If the players have to wear it before and after, then shouldn't spectators of a certain rank and standing also wear collar and tie? I think it looks damn smart and it's useful for gatecrashing other Corp Tents coz u somteimes get mistaken for security! Some of the Inf tents do a crackin' buffet.
 
#7
Perhaps there is a need for a WO's and Sgt's Mess Tents where those that do not wish to witness some of the unecessary and outrageous behaviour of others can go and drink in a civilised environment. Also bear in mind, we are on show in the eyes of the public. Is mass drunkeness really the image we want Joe Public to have of us?
 
#9
The_Dragon_Slayer!!! said:
Perhaps there is a need for a WO's and Sgt's Mess Tents where those that do not wish to witness some of the unecessary and outrageous behaviour of others can go and drink in a civilised environment.
Because every time I have been fortunate enough to have been invited into the WO and Sgts Mess I have always had a quiet and well behaved evening....:D




Edited for being a spelling mong.
 
#10
I shall be really posh and wear my hobnailed boots under my ballgown :lol:
 
#11
The_Dragon_Slayer!!! said:
Perhaps there is a need for a WO's and Sgt's Mess Tents where those that do not wish to witness some of the unecessary and outrageous behaviour of others can go and drink in a civilised environment. Also bear in mind, we are on show in the eyes of the public. Is mass drunkeness really the image we want Joe Public to have of us?
If you dont like it turn your back, turn a blind eye..etc...etc...
Were you born a senior rank?
I have seen far worse in some Sgt's messes than I have ever seen in a naafi bar.

As per "lock stock" Chill Winston!

Theres nobody about but us squaddies and rum bum and baccy boys anyway.
So whats the problem?
 
#12
Out of one uniform, into another !...........no thanks. I quite like my regimenatl tie(s) but, i'm fooked if i'm wearing that crap to a rugby game.
 
#14
The_Amorous_Pilgrim said:
bossyboots said:
I shall be really posh and wear my hobnailed boots under my ballgown :lol:
I trust you will have the obligatory 13 studs in each sole?! :lol:
I misread that due to hangover but yes :lol:
 
#15
Surely this is exactly the debate our fore fathers had. but at an event like this you would have been lynched or crucified for such an apathetic attitude. This is why we will find ourselves in a combined 'Mess or even wors than having to share with the Officers an all ranks club. Have a word PLEASE!
 
#16
Brown_Bottlerson said:
Surely this is exactly the debate our fore fathers had. but at an event like this you would have been lynched or crucified for such an apathetic attitude. This is why we will find ourselves in a combined 'Mess or even wors than having to share with the Officers an all ranks club. Have a word PLEASE!
At least our spelling would be correct :lol:
 
#17
Brown_Bottlerson said:
Surely this is exactly the debate our fore fathers had. but at an event like this you would have been lynched or crucified for such an apathetic attitude. This is why we will find ourselves in a combined 'Mess or even wors than having to share with the Officers an all ranks club. Have a word PLEASE!
Check your calender - its 2006 not 1906. No-one in their right mind would wear blazer, slacks and the normal run of the mill, gopping, polyester ties at the army / navy. Having said that though, feel free and wear yours so I can identify you and lob a bottle of p1ss at you.

Why do I get the feeling you are a crow senior in a corps?
 
#18
Geordie, please, no I'm not a crow senior, a very old and crusty one. I would also like to point out this is rugby not football. It may be ok to wear your jeans and cloth cap to watch watch over paid nancy boys run around after a ball, but this is a traditional man's game for (gentle)men.

Apologies for my earlier misspelling, had had a little too much red wine whilst typing. Red wine and outrage are not a good combination - too many idiots in Kebab shops know that!
 
#19
Overheard an interesting conversation on Wednesday during CO's O Gp! seems this collar and tie bit has come down from higher than Arm Directors and ARRSE'ers are getting the blame!

The story goes that a gathering was called in the Cabbage Patch lastyear at opening time.The beer flowed in the sort of quantities that one would expect for healthy young soldiers letting off steam. however, the real problem was the inability of the WC's to cope with the demand. There were the usual facilities inside the CP with a set of portaloos outside in the garden. These were soon overflowing leaving the option 1. of queuing inside or 2. finding an alternative p*ssing place outside! A few chose option 2. it then became a few more until there were dozens of by now sh*tfaced males pissing in the street at the side of the CP! The problem was compounded further by the fact that hoards of revellers did not go to the match, thus denying the CP time-out to regroup and prepare for the apres-match festivities!

Meanwhile, out in the street, the local residents were becoming irritated (one could say p*ssed off) at the stream of people creating a steady flow of p*ss! Eventually, the police were invited to intervene and did so by closing the CP at about 2000hrs and clearing the area of all, including the innocent, not that there were many in that category!

So, working on the principle that smartly dressed people behave themselves, a order has come down from on high to get as many of us as possible to dress in the traditional style for attending military sporting events; blazer and tie.

Now, having pointed the finger firmly at ARRSE'ers, is there anyone out there able to admit or deny?

Discuss.
 
#20
Happy to admit I've pis**d all over Twickenham over the years. Walls of the cabbage patch, car park of the rugby tavern, trees in the garden of that pub by Kneller Hall. If they put more portaloos out life would be easier but still wouldnt stop it, men need to mark their territory!
 
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