On remembrance day are you supposed to take your medals off in the senior ranks mess? I was in the reme TA for ten years and during that time I undertook a C type engagement to Bosnia, attached to 2 RLC in the summer of 97. When I came back to my unit I would wear my medal on remembrance day and drink in the Junior ranks mess without any problem. However when I got to full screw I was invited up to the senior ranks mess with the other corporals but was told I had to take my medal off. I wasn't very happy but at the end of the day I just thought it was because the majority if them didn't have any medals (ie misserable gits). I've been out for a long time now and almost all the guys in my unit have been to Iraq or Afganistan so lots more medals. However I've just found out they're still expected to take them off before going in to the mess. So tell me guys is this S.O.P. for all messes??