JNCO Messes systematically wiped out by Sodexo (et al) contracts. From charging ridiculous amounts for drinks (some places I've seen up to £2 for one can of larger - when you can buy it for half the price from supermarkets), to imposing ridicilous rules on opening hours, entertainment, staffing, even what TV you are allowed to watch. As a result hardly anyone attends them anymore, and it's destroying unit cohesion at lower ranks throughout the British Army. The top brass are obviously happy with this, I presume? Who needs a Mess when we aren't going to have any blokes in another couple of years, eh boys?