Should dogs be allowed in Messes?

#1
The army has a long tradition of single officers living in messes, many with their dogs, who generally accompanied their masters to work, where they were fully integrated into the sub units. In recent years, new build mess accommodation and the fall out from some ill trained animals has led to increasing limitations on the numbers of messes which allow dogs and, even in those that do, the areas in which they are permitted.

Should we care? Do you like having dogs in the mess and at work? Or are you pleased an old fashioned habit is being eased out?
 
#2
Something is needed to behave more badly than the Subalterns & the Pads' children on Sundays after church.
 
#4
Yes. Move along. Nothing to see here.
 
#5
Dogs are a valuable military resource and they were used effectively in some military units during previous wars. They can give early warning of danger.
 
#6
The army has a long tradition of single officers living in messes, many with their dogs, who generally accompanied their masters to work, where they were fully integrated into the sub units. In recent years, new build mess accommodation and the fall out from some ill trained animals has led to increasing limitations on the numbers of messes which allow dogs and, even in those that do, the areas in which they are permitted.

Should we care? Do you like having dogs in the mess and at work? Or are you pleased an old fashioned habit is being eased out?
I'm not allowed to play in here, but I think it's a good job I'm not.

Dale has itchy fingers about the dog in the mess thing.
 
#7
No.

I wouldn't want my dog associating with living in mess members - he might pick up some bad habits.

Rodney2q
 
#8
Why not, we always end up in theirs.
 
#10
Dogs are a valuable military resource and they were used effectively in some military units during previous wars. They can give early warning of danger.
**** it, I'll do it.

Piss off.
 
#12
#13
Yes - if there was no friendly, young, muscular labrador in your room, what would you do at 3am on a Saturday morning when you stagger back to the mess after failing to trap off yet again?
 
#14
Hmmmm
 
#15
That looks like oddly fine netting for a manatee to be tangled up in...
 
#16
The army has a long tradition of single officers living in messes, many with their dogs, who generally accompanied their masters to work, where they were fully integrated into the sub units. In recent years, new build mess accommodation and the fall out from some ill trained animals has led to increasing limitations on the numbers of messes which allow dogs and, even in those that do, the areas in which they are permitted.

Should we care? Do you like having dogs in the mess and at work? Or are you pleased an old fashioned habit is being eased out?
One of my old officers a Sqdn Ldr had a dog that he used to bring to work. It was a bloody pain. It crapped out side the crewroom, and one of the lads slipped up on its shit, a few days later a person or persons unknown sprayed its arse ground equipment blue.

This act caused absolute mayhem leading to manhunts, interrogations, accusations, loss of trust, and a massive disturbance to the normal efficiency of a front line coastal command unit engaged in a desperate cat and mouse struggle with the Soviets submarine service.

It was the the chaos theory in action big time.

The Yin Yang balance and harmony of 2 hanger went all to shit, and morale went down the pan. Furtive groups of riggers and engine fitters could be seen huddled in dark corners plotting, and there even whispers of mutiny.

The tea swindle had no sausage rolls and jock pies for days on end because the fairy that ran the swindle was so stressed he forgot to order them, and the bridge school went tits up because of the tension, leading to the cancellation of the summer crew roon bridge festival. Aircrew refused to accept kites serviced in 2 shed and the numbers of bods going on sick parade went through the roof.

It was quite simple a horrid time, how we got through with so few of us permanently damaged is little short of a miracle .

So my advise if you are thinking of getting a dog to take to work is don't ******* bother, Sir.
 
#18
I cant take my eyes off it....its rendered me ******* dumbfounded, a good case for needing licences to breed, what would the offspring look like?
It's astonishing.
 
#20
Pyianno:4479197 said:
I cant take my eyes off it....its rendered me ******* dumbfounded, a good case for needing licences to breed, what would the offspring look like?
It's astonishing.
Wonder if its one of them 'genetic attraction' thingies as they look related
 

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