And throw in the spice that some of the younger wives may well have decent careers of their own and don't take kindly to be lectured by other wives (no matter how senior the 'lecturing' womans husband).Exactly how any coven of witches would react, with the added bonus of a ridged class distinction of husbands rank, which as they are all classed officially as civilian" Excess baggage" all with pretensions of high office would react...bitching, back biting, slaging off, and being WOMEN...nothing changes...only the uniform.....
And throw in the spice that some of the younger wives may well have decent careers of their own and don't take kindly to be lectured by other wives (no matter how senior the 'lecturing' womans husband).
Have a nice cup of tea .Everyone? Or just someone who thought one incident in the Mess is how you judge someone's leadership skills in his day job.
Yeah don't bother wasting your time trying to convince anyone that your promotion should be based on your behaviour in a Mess, you'll only make yourself look silly.
Presumably the married couple are getting a divorce to allow Soldier A to then marry his mistress...
....not exactly unheardo of in the world 'outside the wire' with some divorcing couples forced to stay in the same property due to financial reasons.
One of mates left an NI tour early for a career course. Was put on duty on said course over the weekend of the welcome home piss up.The roses will wilt once divorce arrives half of his pension may vanish along with paying for the nipper etc.
Many moons ago the wife and I were due to attend a mess function alas she went woman down and insisted I attend and take some one else so the sister volunteered. The looks she was given were bloody evil. Come Monday morning I was in front of the families Officer he never asked me what the score was before ripping me a new one. Once he had finished I happily told the smug twat that I was not into banging my sister his jaw hit the table I also informed him that both the PMC RSM and Co were all aware as I was on the top table. Score one for me the wife even laughed at the in signed notes that came through the post thingy un signed telling her I was having an affair lol the wives Mafia failed big style.
Is that recent Stacker or down to poor Mess committees?More and more wives are avoiding the Mess, they have better things to do than attend.
Pisses off some RSMs that a ladies dinner night has hardly any takers. Soldiers might have to pretend the Mess is great, wives don't.
Up until 2019.Is that recent Stacker or down to poor Mess committees?
Up to 2017 (in my experience) Ladies dinner nights etc were very well attended.
Thanks for showing that the mess could and can be a positive placeFor Mess members usually yes.
I enjoyed my time in the Mess, though admittedly those held in the Fatherland were usually a better night.
Anyway, don't want to derail the thread so i'll leave it at that.