Mess Dress

#6
Army_Rizzle said:
As a newly promoted lance jack I cant decide wether to buy a new mess dress or a used one. Any thoughts?
As long as you don't become a lard arse you'll get loads of use out of a new set over the years as you progress up the ranks, so maybe worth spending the extra and getting new instead of a swamped second hand set.
 
#7
It's a drinking tracksuit. You are going to get drunk and throw up all over it. You want to spend £500?? Your choice I suppose.
 
#8
Why buy mess kit at all? Wear your No.2s to mess functions and replace them at the QMs when they are stained.

Wait until you are a Sgt before you invest in a mess kit from the Corps kit agency.
 
#13
Gremlin said:
satchel said:
Got mine made by Goodalls Tailors. Good service, quality and fit are excellent. I think they actually make them for a lot of other 'military' tailors which makes them a deal cheaper. http://www.messkitonline.co.uk/index.html
Thank you for a link to one of the worst Official Tailors that the army uses :roll:
Are you sure about that? I don't think they have any official capacity. Maybe you got them mixed up. I was recommended to go there not ordered!
 
#14
Army_Rizzle said:
As a newly promoted lance jack I cant decide wether to buy a new mess dress or a used one. Any thoughts?
Rizzle unless at a unit that makes(/prefers) its JNCOs (to) wear mess dress don't bother. You will receive the grant on promotion to Sgt.
 
#15
dont buy one and wait till u become SGT shouldent be to long for you. then u get a grant of - i think its 5000 quid, just wear a black suit mate, unless u have been told u need it. at my unit we have been told our mess dress is gray trousers, white shirt, blue blazer and core tie
 
#16
gilly439 said:
dont buy one and wait till u become SGT shouldent be to long for you. then u get a grant of - i think its 5000 quid, just wear a black suit mate, unless u have been told u need it. at my unit we have been told our mess dress is gray trousers, white shirt, blue blazer and core tie
Fuck me, tell me you're not a REME JNCO. If you are get yourself down the AEC.
 
#17
gilly439 said:
dont buy one and wait till u become SGT shouldent be to long for you. then u get a grant of - i think its 5000 quid, just wear a black suit mate, unless u have been told u need it. at my unit we have been told our mess dress is gray trousers, white shirt, blue blazer and core tie
Brilliant advice :roll:
 
#19
gilly439 said:
dont buy one and wait till u become SGT shouldent be to long for you. then u get a grant of - i think its 5000 quid, just wear a black suit mate, unless u have been told u need it. at my unit we have been told our mess dress is gray trousers, white shirt, blue blazer and core tie
Think you'll find the grant is approximately £500 and not £5000 - dependent on the cost of your mess dress!
 

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