Mess Kit Cleaning

#1
I found my old mess kit mouldering away in a suitcase when I was moving house recently. It has been there for many years since I left, and could do with a good clean. (I want to keep it for sentimental value.) I used to just send it down the local dry cleaners, but I'm now worried that the bullion badges, which have faded somewhat, might not survive.

Does anyone know of a specialist cleaning firm who could do the job without destroying it?
 
#3
Dry cleaning can knacker it up, it causes the material to pull tightish, tighter than your badge of rank which will stretch the stitching holding it on.
I've seen a few like this and it looks sh*t.
Hang it up in the bathroom with the shower on hot and generate some steam.
Sponge the jacket and trousers with a clean, lint free cloth or a new sponge when condensation is on the material.
Failing that, seek advise from one of the mess kit outfiters advertised in Soldier mag.
 

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