Bloody Good time at HMS Inskip we used spend the day picking mushrooms in the ariel fields and sell them to the local supermarket.
Wind up old Stan in the JR's dining hall all the time and generaly live the life just like the Navy Lark on the radio.
It was an FAA airfield in WW2, and is now home to the Sea Cadet Training Centre INSKIP, (TS Nightjar) and a rather flat 9 hole golf course which floods every winter. Bloody difficult getting a good swing wearing a life jacket.
Its still like being on another planet.
A lot of the old and bold Chiefs who were there in 95 when it changed over to civvy stayed on to work for SERCO. They had an Ex Royal Sigs major as the RO2 Manager and an ex 2 1/2 eng as the Serco manager.
The last man to serve there on watch in the Control Room as RN now works for VT IN Cyprus. It took him months to get out of the habit of wearing his No8s to work, but he probably just did it to annoy the Hobbit.
I used to collect huge mushrooms during the all night watch in the 70's whilst carrying out aerial security checks. I was based here as my very last draft in the RN. We had a ball in those days living here. Far better than any holiday camp. I also played a very important part in the Gand over of the camp to civvy control, my mate Ch R Mech MacDonald landed the position of manager, Mac had served there several times during his Naval career, sadly Mac passed away suddenly.