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    Free Mess Dress for Newly Promoted Sgt's

    Stop Press......................

    Announced on the Defence intranet today that it has been agreed across all three services that newly promoted SNCO's (promoted on or after the 1st April 09 only) will be entitled to a free Mess dress!

    I can't load the link here but check the Defence Intranet, if this affects you it could save you a wedge of cash (about 250!!!!!) It mentions that it will be supplied by the RAF tailoring Service as soon as Contracts can be amended so not the fastest service but the best value you'll get I guess.

    Not much good for the old sweats and the second hand market may just have crashed but good news for the newly promoted SNCO's

    The surprise is that its a bit of GOOD NEWS quite a shock really!

    #2
    excellent news for anyone that is eligible, will be interesting to see when the cut off is.

    wef 1 Apr 09, so if you are already in the mess you dont get would be my guess

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      #3
      That seems to be the way I read it but I don't know if you will get a 'new' mess dress after 6 years or so as you do with a No1.?

      The cut off read as on or after the 1st April 2009, and it is across all three services.

      Better than most of the kickings the SNCO's have had recently!

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        #4
        is the 1st April the significant date there?
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          #5
          Sold mine just at the right time then!

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            #6
            For those promoted before 1st Apr, if you are on IMLC and can get 10 of you needing Mess Dress then pop along to the tailor's place and part with 250 of your finest. Cheapest I have found recently and if you order by the middle of week one they will be ready for the Dining In Night.

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              #7
              my friggin shoes were 95 quid!


              good shoes though and beats wearing nos 1s.

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                #8
                Originally posted by SgtScribbly View Post
                my friggin shoes were 95 quid!


                good shoes though and beats wearing nos 1s.
                He is doing shoes for 45 ish

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                  #9
                  Do you think that if you have been promoted but have not done IMLC till after April 6th you count for a free one
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                    #10
                    You can buy the shoes from Themessdress.com for 40
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                      #11
                      I looked at the date and was sceptical but it's true DIB 2009/10 has the details. It's a step forward but a bit of a kick in the slats for already promoted SNCO's could have been a cheap retention tool. I mean a lot of little steps could do a lot for morale.
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                        #12
                        I bought my shiny mess shoes from Stores at Uxbridge for 20 in 2001 - have they gone up in price that much since then?
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                          #13
                          Is this a back door way of trying to encourage fresh SNCO's to attend, what I've seen in my time, generally poorly attended mess functions?
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                            #14
                            This is just another case of the pink and fluffy way of doing things. They'll be promoting women next.
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Robby View Post
                              I can't load the link here

                              What, like this?

                              http://defenceintranet.diiweb.r.mil....iformGrant.htm

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