Just a whinge to anyone who cares to listen, as no-one else does, about our Sgts' mess. I'll list the complaints: Poor decoration and threadbare carpets in living accomodation. Dirty showers and toilets. Broken fixtures and fittings. No public telephone. Large mess bill prices. No tea or coffee making facilities after the kitchen closes. A bar that runs out of stock on a regular basis, and before you ask it's not caused by heavy drinking. Meals to be ordered in a day in advance, so if you don't order you don't get fed. SNCO's living in the lads block due a lack of rooms. Rooms empty due to being uninhabitable with outstanding work services. Inefectual mess manager, the complaints are raised, but nothing is ever done. Whinge over. So after all this time striving to get into the mess guys would rather have stayed in the cookhouse. It would seem the only advantage about the mess is cheap beer and waitress service. No incentive to be promoted. The Mess is run by SODEXHO.