One of our RSMs (real great guy) donated a pocket watch officially called "The Mess Watch". Who ever was the last to leave the mess after a function got the watch untill the next function. However, the watch had to be carried on the person at all times. If another Mess Member asked the guy with the watch to produce it and couldn't - than a round of drinks had to be bought by that guy at the next function. There were always the last half dozen who wanted to claim "The Watch" after every function. It was a much sought after piece of kit after functions. I think I was the permanent owner. Anyone else got any traditions - official or unofficial. BT.