I am proud to have become a member of the elite club and was looking forward to the always talked about functions. The mess is supposed to be one of the biggest and richest in the Army but only to be told the other week that the mess cannot afford a proper Christmas function (low key entertainment and self service buffet!!!!!) due to too many overspends on previous functions ( in the region of Â£8000 overspends on one function and thousands over on others!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and there just isn't enough money left! Currently there are a lot of dissapointed SNCO's. How can this be allowed to happen? Your thoughts please.