Having just spent a few nights in the Daedalus Officers' Mess, Cranwell, I made the following observations: 1. There was a pool table, juke box and TV in the mess bar. This causes confusion as there is also a billiards room in the mess. How does an officer reserve his place for the pool table? Is it done on an integrity queuing system (I believe it is un-officer like to form a queue of 20p pieces after all the mess should be a cash free environment)? Should he (or she) do so by mess chit? This wasn't even clarified in the mess rules. I therefore put a suggestion in mess comments box to clarify the issue at the next mess meeting. 2. Apparently shirts and ties do not exist in the junior service. Sporting tops with a collar/trainers appear to be perfectly legitmate forms of dress to dinner in the evening. 3. There is a fixation with wearing green coveralls/flying costumes at all times. I'm sure that when I went through RMAS, I didn't wear my coveralls to the bar/dinner in the evening (less week one, and even then with a shirt and tie underneath). This is a Mess open to the Joint and International officer community and therfore you would think that a little panache and more standards would be enfoced by the Mess Committee/RAF Cranwell? Is this typical of all RAF Officers' Messes? Comment?