Officer Mess Dress accessories (RA)

#1
I have a question about Officers Mess dress, is it the done thing to wear a waistcoat chain or not ? The reason I ask is I am sourcing a presentation for a Gunner Officer and I came up with the idea of a watch (gunner time and all that) and chain for his mess dress but do not know is that is acceptable or not

Thank you
 
#4
i've always tried to wear one, keeps me on "bar time" at least... nobody has complained yet... well not about my fashion sense (or lack of)!
 
#5
I would go further and say it is essential. I actually cheated and put a cigar cutter on mine but then again it prevented me from looking bored and watching the clock during speeches!
 
#8
Strictly speaking we have a mess kit in the gunners as it is not a recognised form of uniform. Therefore there is slightly more leeway with certain accoutrements
 
#9
Back_at_RD said:
Strictly speaking we have a mess kit in the gunners as it is not a recognised form of uniform. Therefore there is slightly more leeway with certain accoutrements
Facile nonsense. "Mess kit" has no official standing because what we are discussing is mess undress uniform...
 
#10
Please explain?
 

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