Is it QA dress policy that women (ladies) must wear white blouses and black skirts at mess functions if they do not have mess dress? I often attend functions where there seem to be a surfiet of waiters until you realise that they are QA's who have been told to turn up clad like waiters. Is this legal? Nobody tells men what they should wear - formal evening dress. If anyone told me I could not wear a kilt I would invite them to go forth... This really annoys me- it is insulting to QA's and it reflects badly on the officer corps and sergeants messes in general. PS Thought. This won't affect regulars, and yes maybe all the women/lady QA's(V) should buy mess kit, but when your grant is Â£350.00 and you are supposed to get an SD etc well... PPS I'm not a QA and I'm not a woman/lady.