I hope the "Coal Hole" isn't your pet name for your bÃ¼m; I shall be at said dinner and I don't want to see any of that. (Unless you're a female officer in which case I'm very sorry and would be grateful if you flashed the old "Coal Hole" whenever you felt the need).
Because meths from an old coke bottle in your cardigan pocket will probably be frowned upon. Any road up, surely it's a dangerous practice to drink too much before sitting down for your tea. I'm sure Savoy carpets will be expensive to have cleaned.
One would never wear a clip-on as it's a drink all round in the Mess otherwise, at least it used to be. In any case, it's part of the essential Officer training to be able to tie a proper bow.
Chablis before repast? - got to be done I'm afraid. Not a gin man me. It will be nice to get back though and be able to get a decent pint of honest English ale. I hope the CH still has ale and isn't now a themed public house.
What a great night! and even the Master said a few words AFTER dinner. I've only just managed to get back to the office (courtesy of BA) and still feel a little jaded. Even my old back injury is playing up!.
Food was excellent so 'pip pip' to those who chose it. Great to see so many colleagues there.
What was the name of that evening establishment I ended up in?