Excuse the intrusion gentlemen (and ladies). I have a query, and a bet on, which my mucka says I am going to lose I maintain, right or wrong, and if I am wrong I apologise, here and now, that a retired mess member, substansive sergeant (eg.> me) wouldn't get back into a mess having been out (retired) for fifteen years. My mate says it IS possible, but if you are still on reserve and still have a mess dress ( no I don't). There's no question of "Waltish", or anything other than.... it would be nice to have a pint or two in a Mess, perhaps, one day, again. Thanks for giving me some space here.