Morning all in TA land. Last night, I was happily picking my way through my TA post and I came accross a snot-o-gram talking about the Cpls Mess (my name was also spelt wrong which is a pet hate of mine). The short-version is that a mess do was planned and very few put their names down to go. I was one of these non-attenders, mainly due the fact that they told me on the Tuesday that it was happening on the Saturday. The letter then went on to include such words, in bold, as Dissapointed. The final part of the letter talked about a blanket charge of Â£10 a quarter for all Cpls to fund these mess do's. To say I was un-impressed was an understatement. Not only was the style of writing arrse, but why should I fork out Â£10 a quarter for mess do's that are poorly advertised? Do they honestly expect you to drop everthing to attend a function with 4 days notice? Anyhow, enough of me moaning. My questions to the board are: 1) Do you have Cpls Mess Functions? 2) Are they well planned/advertised/attended/etc. 3) Do you pay a subscription? If so, how much per what period and do you think it is justified/too little/too much?