It used to be the same allowance as those banged up in HM Prisons didn't it? Nice touch that.
Pink sausages and EU butter mountain grease.
Plus similar indented metal trays to eat off.
We got china plates on Intrepid as a 'privilege' as long as we didn't break too many.
Being young and daft then I reckoned the food wasn't too bad. There was certainly enough of it and as on a long air flight, you eat to relieve the boredom a lot of the time.
I remember it becoming an emotive/argumentative subject.
It wasn't until I joined my avatar with a killick chef for the ten crew that I finally realised things could be different.
End of whinge and I'm alive now so it must say something.
going back a while now (93), but my oppos was a ACPOCK(CA), he had a right rant that he was allowed x pence per day per man to feed the ships co, whilst the modplod were allowed half as much again to feed the dogs, It is a good while ago, and I cannot remember the exact amounts, but it was under Â£1 per man per day on ingredients of the food.
This is still probably the case, what will take the amount spent per person up, is the additional costs of preparation and accommodation (fuel, staff, buildings, equipment etc)
I've had five ships and the scran has ranged from fantastic to outright dross. Sometimes on the same ship in the same day! However, as with most things, it's usually somewhere in between.
A lot of the run of the mill output does seem to have been put through the "blander".
When I was a Junior in the ROC back in 1979-80, the daily food allowance on our annual training camp was 23p per man per day. As I wasn't a man then I suppose it was pro rata for me, hence bread and jam for dessert after lunch (main course only)... No complaints: the adults plied me with free beers and dined me out at their expense! (Probably because I looked so cute in those days) :biggrin: