I'm living in a tri-service mess and almost every month when mess bills come out we hear all about how cheap RAF/Navy messes are in comparison to Army run messes. The average bill is apparantly around £10, including entertainents, messing, subs etc. The average here is £40-£50. Can anyone out there explain how it is possible to provide full mess facilities on £10 a month? Or are the blue people exaggerating/remembering the good old days before inflation, Sodexho/NSS?