The President of the Mess Committee
April 2019

With May just around the corner, it is important to note that the Mess will host the Honorary Colonel’s Dining-In. Dining-in nights are not Mess dinners but are formal dinners that are held regularly as part of Canadian Armed Forces and Regimental customs and traditions. For many years, the Honorary Colonel of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada has held an Annual Mixed Dining-In, providing members of the Regimental family and select members of the community an opportunity to renew acquaintances and mark important events or achievements.

The Mess will be open on Sunday, May 5th following Church parade. Do try to come down for a refreshment after this great annual event.

The Armoury continues to be a very busy place with a soldier basic training occurring on weekends into May in addition to the routine rifle company and Pipes and Drums training and activities. The unit has also deployed many of our soldiers on Operation Lentus providing support in the flood relief efforts of greater Montreal.

My duties as President of the Mess have come to an end. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Commanding Officer for trusting me to run the Mess for the past year. Thanks also to the many organizations that have chosen to use the Mess for your events; we hope that we met your expectations. Above all, thank you to all the serving officers of The Black Watch for your immense support and hard work. Without you, the Mess would just be a room, but your dedication and loyalty is what makes the Mess our Regimental home away from home.

I look forward to seeing you in the Mess.


Major R.M. Unger, MMM, CD
Regimental Major
Former President of the Officers’ Mess
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada