Not long been in my unit and went to my first Cpls Mess meeting the other night. Main points were about Xmas Ball, costing about Â£60 per head, fair enough for food free bar entertainment etc, but the sting in the tail for me was being told that Â£50 will be added to the next mess bill for each person for the Xmas draw. Not wanting to draw unwanted flack to myself right away, but can you be forced to pay out for this? In my eyes it is enforced gambling. Any advice??