View Single Post
Old 06-20-2011, 16:57   #5
Quiet Professional
JJ_BPK's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NOVA
Posts: 11,064
Originally Posted by MoFo View Post
Just what the hail is a regimental mess?
That's pretty much what the original meaning was dating back to the Brits during the Napoleonic Wars.

I think it has evolved a bit to mean a gathering of the Regiment officers and senior enlisted at a dinner. The central idea is the same but in a full blown dress formal, sometimes with the ladies..

I think it is sometimes called Dining In..
Go raibh tú leathuair ar Neamh sula mbeadh a fhios ag an diabhal go bhfuil tú marbh

"May you be a half hour in heaven before the devil knows you’re dead"
JJ_BPK is offline   Reply With Quote