Question for the Yeomanry types...

#1
Do your lot take Mess Silver into the field and have drinks before the O Group?

Heard this twice from people who I have no reason to doubt...
 
#2
Drinking alcohol is not allowed at any time here. Mind you, this is an oil company project not military. Anyway there is a bottle of good malt in my fridge. Management perk dontchaknow.
 
#5
Likewise, the South Notts Hussars were reputed (c. 1989) to set up the big tent with all the silver at the drop of a hat - well, the toms did the setting up, I bet, and the officers did the entertaining bit...
 
#6
The regular unit i was in used to have a 4tonner set aside as the officers mess truck which did contain mess siverware for using each night at RHQ, my parent yeomanry unit hasnt,well as faras I can vouch the Sqn doesnt.
 
#7
yes, we have an "o-box" which was made for that purpose (carrying glasses, gin and champagne) but it doesn't happen as often now.
 
#8
Very rarely since 2003.

Although i do remember one weekend where we were fighting through Imber village(?) and RHQ set up the silverware to one side and had the regtl band playing.

CO's comment 'everywhere i go that bl00dy band follows me!'
 
#9
Bravo_Bravo said:
Do your lot take Mess Silver into the field and have drinks before the O Group?

Heard this twice from people who I have no reason to doubt...
Rather depends on which Officers' estate the unit is exercising on, not always necessary to bring one's own.
 
#11
There was a stage (90s) where RWxY had a rather silly Commanding Officer who was into that sort of thing. Would like to think things have moved on a bit by now...
 
#13
Hobo-Ken said:
There was a stage (90s) where RWxY had a rather silly Commanding Officer who was into that sort of thing. Would like to think things have moved on a bit by now...
Not on any proper ex these days, possibly now during an after-ex smoker when the social aspect has been built in e.g on annual camp. as somebody else said, after 2003, things were ran on a more professional line. you still need a bit of fun sometimes though.
 
#14
eodmatt said:
Drinking alcohol is not allowed at any time here. Mind you, this is an oil company project not military. Anyway there is a bottle of good malt in my fridge. Management perk dontchaknow.
Your reply is totally devoid of relevance.
 
#15
I had a new ammo box made for the sqn which allowed for various bottles, flutes and tumblers, and a few other creature comforts; also doubled as a table. Mainly for O Gps and those relaxed moments in SHQ. Thing was fully padded to protect the contents and looked rather good, i thought. No dinners in the field in the last 15 yrsalthough changed in & out of mess kit in the wagon for dinner in a nearby hotel.
 
#16
Boxy said:
The regular unit i was in used to have a 4tonner set aside as the officers mess truck which did contain mess siverware for using each night at RHQ, my parent yeomanry unit hasnt,well as faras I can vouch the Sqn doesnt.
Would that have been 14/20th? as i believe the rumour was they did that on Iron Hammer 88.
 
#17
quiller said:
Hobo-Ken said:
There was a stage (90s) where RWxY had a rather silly Commanding Officer who was into that sort of thing. Would like to think things have moved on a bit by now...
Not on any proper ex these days, possibly now during an after-ex smoker when the social aspect has been built in e.g on annual camp. as somebody else said, after 2003, things were ran on a more professional line. you still need a bit of fun sometimes though.
I've been with them for just over 3 years now and I never seen it, although what they have started doing is feeding us proper meals at endex (Caerwent, Bodmin and camp spring to mind) which is a massive morale booster. When I was in the otc though, our RLC troop used to do that regularly 8O
 
#18
Hobo-Ken said:
There was a stage (90s) where RWxY had a rather silly Commanding Officer who was into that sort of thing. Would like to think things have moved on a bit by now...
Seen; B Sqn, late 80's-early 90's.
 
#19
Crunchie said:
Would that have been 14/20th? as i believe the rumour was they did that on Iron Hammer 88.
Nah Scots DG, a Cavalry thing by the sounds of it. We even had a drinks box that fitted in the bread bin of our Scorpion(Tp Ldrs) which was used to good effect.
 
#20
never seen silver on ex, though it goes to camp usually. there always was a gin box, with bottles of gordons/port and nice crystal glasses in for the O groups etc..the lads made do with herford handbags in the ready rounds bin
 

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