Gunners welcome �5million dining hall

HUNGRY gunners who have squeezed into a pre-war dining hall for their lunches and dinners have been given more room to enjoy their food.

The new �5million dining mess at RAF Honington near Bury St Edmunds has now opened and will be known as “Meiktila Mess”.

It replaces the previous junior ranks’ mess which was originally built in 1936 during the lead up to the Second World War.

The new building has disabled access for those undergoing treatment and is able to dish out 1,200 meals during a mealtime period.

Speaking about the new facility, Senior Aircraftsman Craig Shade of 27 Sqn RAF Regiment said: “The old mess was too small, this new building is much better. It’s cleaner, more hygienic and there’s much more room. The food is still excellent and there’s no problems with queuing as the “serveries” are well designed and get us through quickly.”

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Chef Cpl Paul Davies said: “The quality of food that we deliver to our customers is still as high as we can make it. This new Junior Ranks Mess provides us chefs with excellent state-of-the-art facilities and just makes it that much easier to produce the goods.”

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