Officers messes are evolving very slowly and have become confused. Living out officers want a club with antequated rules in which they can entertain if they feel like it (but in reality an eescape place from poor quarters for a family lunch is a more realistic desire). Single and unaccompanied officers want a home that allows them to live like they would in any professional organisation. With yet another move into a cold dark room where the lights dont work, sink is blocked, toilets are crowded, where I have to were a suit to get a drink - when is there going to be a shake up and recognition that we need to change messes to what are needed or lose them........or more importantly their members !!!