Night Market Get Together

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Re: Night Market Get Together

Post by trubrit » December 19, 2009, 5:42 am

Fawn wrote:[

Awfully sorry, I'm off topic but I have the urge to point out that the British forces messing system comprises three messes not two. They are:

The Officers' Mess

The WO & Sergeants' Mess

The Junior Ranks' (RAF) or Other Ranks' Mess.

Carry on.
I know it was a long time ago but in my day the latter mess was referred to as the NAFFI, the abbreviated title of the organisation that ran it .It was actually open to all regardless of rank. It was the only place where I could legitimately socialise with the little WAAF Corporal I rather fancied. :lol: :-" Stand easy .



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Re: Night Market Get Together

Post by nkstan » December 19, 2009, 6:06 am

Fawn wrote:
trubrit wrote:Now you, as an ex-army officer who worked his way to a commision through the ranks, as you told me, should know that there is a mess (SocialClub for our American readers) for the sergeants and OR's, whilst the commisioned officers have their own. You as a one time member of both will have experienced both .Or have you forgotten? :-"
Awfully sorry, I'm off topic but I have the urge to point out that the British forces messing system comprises three messes not two. They are:

The Officers' Mess

The WO & Sergeants' Mess

The Junior Ranks' (RAF) or Other Ranks' Mess.

Carry on.
Americans have 3,Officers club,Non-commissioned officers club and enlisted mens club.I am proud to say the during my 4 years of military service,I never visited one of them.I was a USO kind of guy and couldn't wait to get away from the ''lads''! :lol:

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Re: Night Market Get Together

Post by trubrit » December 19, 2009, 10:05 am

nkstan wrote:
Americans have 3,Officers club,Non-commissioned officers club and enlisted mens club.I am proud to say the during my 4 years of military service,I never visited one of them.I was a USO kind of guy and couldn't wait to get away from the ''lads''! :lol:
Now that surprises me Stan as your one of the stalwarts of the NM. I on the other hand enjoyed the comradeship of the mess life but am not to keen on the forum get togethers . Looks like we have both gone full circle . ;)

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Re: Night Market Get Together

Post by nkstan » December 19, 2009, 4:13 pm

:lol: I wouldn't call going to the NM get togethers 1-2 times a month as ''full circle''!I live in NK and have only been to a few ''falang get togethers here in almost 6 years,went over 3 years without going into a falang pub here!

When I was in the military,my off time was not about drinking and hanging out with the ''lads'',I was about playing with the girls and dancing!Nowadays,I find my home life very satisfying,but enjoy some time with those that I interact with on this forum! :D

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Re: Night Market Get Together

Post by Fawn » December 19, 2009, 4:53 pm

Fawn wrote:
Awfully sorry, I'm off topic but I have the urge to point out that the British forces messing system comprises three messes not two. They are:

The Officers' Mess

The WO & Sergeants' Mess

The Junior Ranks' (RAF) or Other Ranks' Mess.

Carry on.
trubrit wrote: I know it was a long time ago but in my day the latter mess was referred to as the NAFFI, the abbreviated title of the organisation that ran it .It was actually open to all regardless of rank. It was the only place where I could legitimately socialise with the little WAAF Corporal I rather fancied. :lol: :-" Stand easy .
You mean the NAAFI. I think you're referring to the NAAFI bar that's normally out of bounds to Officers, WOs and SNCOs unless the Station Commander gives special dispensation for an all ranks function or they're acting in an official capacity, e.g. Orderly Officer. However, things may have changed between my time and yours. What years were you in the mob, were you commissioned?

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Re: Night Market Get Together

Post by trubrit » December 20, 2009, 7:59 am

Back to the Night Market . Regular attendees might like to see my posting on General Udon Topics re: UD Center.
Fawn/Westers. If you like to PM your enquiry re: my military service record , stating your reasons for the interest, I will possibly give you further details .In public all I will say. I enlisted when you were but a gleem in your Fathers eye . :lol:

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Re: Night Market Get Together

Post by Aardvark » December 20, 2009, 10:48 am

A couple of hundred years ago then TB :lol: :lol:

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Re: Night Market Get Together

Post by Brian Davis » December 20, 2009, 12:16 pm

trubrit wrote:Back to the Night Market . Regular attendees might like to see my posting on General Udon Topics re: UD Center.
Fawn/Westers. If you like to PM your enquiry re: my military service record , stating your reasons for the interest, I will possibly give you further details .In public all I will say. I enlisted when you were but a gleem in your Fathers eye . :lol:
Oh, so you DID know Corporal Jones, as in 'Those Fuzzie-Wazzis don't like it up 'em, Captain Mannering.' :lol:

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Re: Night Market Get Together

Post by Fawn » December 20, 2009, 4:15 pm

trubrit wrote:Fawn/Westers. If you like to PM your enquiry re: my military service record , stating your reasons for the interest, I will possibly give you further details .In public all I will say. I enlisted when you were but a gleem in your Fathers eye . :lol:
Thank you Val, I think I have my answer.

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