I've been booked to spend a weekend at HMS King Alfred on the Excellent base in Portsmouth, and was initially to be accomodated in the temporary JR's barracks (F and G Blocks) but this has now changed to Britannia Block at HMS Nelson because apparently the Junior Rate's accomodation onboard Excellent is due for demolition. Now I have heard about this before from two rates from HMS Sherwood who were subsequently sent to Britannia, but on the same weekend I was sleeping in G Block. We just assumed that this buzz about demolishment was simply a clerical mistake. Apparently it isn't. Does anybody know why and when the block is due to be demolished? I'll concede that the blocks are rather old and could probably do with a refurbishment, but is demolition really neccessary? I'm not all that keen on living in at Nelson, even if only for the weekend!