78th Fraser Highlanders Calgary Garrison

Band Mess Dinner

Date: 14 December 2019
Location: TBA
Dress: Formal Highland Attire, Mess Kit, Black Tie or Ladies equivalent

The social calendar closes in early December with the Band Mess Dinner. This dinner is a training event for the members of the Youth Squad, introducing them to the traditions of a Highland Officers Mess. Members of the squad fulfill the duties normally performed by Garrison Officers including acting as Officer Commanding, PMC and Vice-PMC as well as offering the traditional toasts and the Address to the Haggis. Members of the instructor cadre provide the entertainment for the evening. As well as acting as a training event for the Youth Squad, the event also serves to maintain the military tradition of the soldiers’ Christmas Dinner where the other ranks are served by their Regimental Officers.

We look forward to this year’s dinner and being regaled with tales (and tunes) of the past year!