Mess Dress Grant

#1
I have heard this being thrown around the Regiment that come April there will be a mess dress grant of around £500. If this is true I was wondering what the qualification criteria there will be for it. Will only Corporals promoted after April be eligible as it is likely that I will get to wear mine in March.
 
#2
Does that mean that everyone who has bought Mess Dress previous can claim it?

I think you have been told porkies mate.
 
#3
Not with Cyclops and his glove-puppet controlling the Treasury-not in a thousand years.They're too busy trying to cut every penny they can out of a Defence budget that is already too small.
 
#4
heidtheba said:
Does that mean that everyone who has bought Mess Dress previous can claim it?
I think you have been told porkies mate.
If it's in retrospect, does it go back to 1983?

"IF ONLY"! Never happen, never will! Someone is feeding someone a LINE!
 
#5
CharlieBubbles said:
heidtheba said:
Does that mean that everyone who has bought Mess Dress previous can claim it?
I think you have been told porkies mate.
If it's in retrospect, does it go back to 1983?

"IF ONLY"! Never happen, never will! Someone is feeding someone a LINE!
Would be nice wouldn't it?

Bollox springs to mind.
 
#11
It might be linked in with cutting officers' uniform allowance, so they might manage to make more money from us all in the long run.
 
#12
I heard this first getting mooted about a few years ago at a visit of the CGS Briefing Team. It seemed to be quite strongly thought about, but as usual it will not be backdate when (if) it comes in I would imagine.

Let's face it they are not arrsed about retaining those already in the Sgts' Messes, they have the pension to do that :D
 
#13
Who is Mess Dress Grant? Is he a friend of Dress Blues Dave?
 
#14
We had a fireside chat with our Corps RSM a few weeks ago and he confirmed it for the RLC...all newly promoted Sgts will get a set of Mess Dress given to them. It will not be backdated to serving mess members. I cannot remember when it's coming in, but it's certain for the the RLC.
 
#15
Tartan_Terrier said:
Who is Mess Dress Grant? Is he a friend of Dress Blues Dave?
I've had him as well.

I found this little linky from a few years ago Mess Dress 2004

£500 wouldn't even buy me a new frock nowadays.
 
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