Hi seniors, sorry to invade your Forum Index but the question I have is best answered by you guys. I'm attached to an RMP company, and have always been proud to be a corporals mess member with all the priveleges that go with it. Sadly, most of my colleagues don't share that same sense of pride. I go into the mess most nights, and I am always surprised by the lack of attendance, considering the facilities on offer. Most nights people sit in their rooms playing their Playstations, but it hasn't always been this way. It's not because they don't drink, or hate each other, because they regularly go out to other bars, leaving our bar empty all week. We are one of the richest Corporal's messes in the British Army, with over â¬30,000 in our GPF alone, the problem is that these guys aren't bothered about spending it or doing anything together as a mess. I continually point out to people that they will only serve here for three years, and if they don't spend their money, someone else will. To highlight the extent of the crisis, a senior mess member recently left the army after 22 years service, and if it hadn't been for myself and one other mess member (neither of us are on the committee) his departure would have gone unnoticed. The presentation and toasts were all fantastic, but then everyone just went down town straight afterwards and the bar was nearly empty by 10:30. Also a lot of mess damage has occurred recently, by pissheads with the hump about something or other, I suspect. The average age is a lot lower than it used to be, I can only assume that's a part of the reason. Is the Corporals Mess a thing of the past? Am I the only one who has noticed a decline in interest? If anyone has any ideas as to how I can get this mess back on track I would be grateful if they could share them with me, whether it's a fond memory from your old corporals mess, or just a novel idea that might help, all input will be gratefully received. Thank you.