Button
CFB Esquimalt Officers' Mess
Wardroom / Gunroom
How do I become a member?
Membership is defined in the Personnel Support Programs Policy Manual . In general:
Ordinary Members (automatic):
 
  • Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Officers, Regular or Reserve Force (Class B & C), posted to CFB Esquimalt or its integral shore/lodger units, and those on Temporary/Attached Duty (with the exception of officers who are Ordinary Members of other messes).
  • Armed Forces officers of other countries who are on exchange with or on loan to the CAF.
 



Associate Members (by application):
 
  • "Retired" - Officers honourably released from the CAF. Officers honourably released from the armed forces of allied nations may also apply.
  • "Working" - DND civilian employees of Officer status employed at CFB Esquimalt or its integral shore/lodger units, and officers of the Supplementary List, Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC), or Canadian Rangers.
  • "Social" - admitted to one-year membership upon the recommendation of the Mess Committee, subject to a majority vote of those present at an annual General Mess Meeting.
Honorary Members:
 
  • All CAF Regular/Reserve Force officers who are not Ordinary or Associate Members of the Mess.
 
  • Serving members of the Armed Forces Liaison Committee (AFLC), Honorary Captains (Navy) and Colonels, and sponsors of HMC Ships.
 
  • Any distinguished persons for a term not to exceed one year, upon recommendation of the Mess Committee, a majority vote of those present at the General Mess Meeting and approval of the Base Commander.
Membership Fees:
 
  • Ordinary Members: $27 / month.
  • Ordinary Members (OCdt): $14.72 / month.
 
  • Associate Members (Retired, Working, Social): $324 / year.
  • Associate Members (Retired, over 65): $223 / year.

  • Honorary Members: There are no fees for Honorary members.
Associate Application