Similar wandered around Drake getting a routine stamped, handed in my ID, cut in front of me, given a bit of paper, a temp ID if I needed to come back during terminal leave, walk out Drake main gate, an almost civy, 1 month later, civy. Entered the yard on and off for many years on different projects.Last draft was SDG (Submarine Disposal Group). Wandered around Drake getting an assortment of stamps on a discharge card.
Walked out of the main gate thinking bye bye HMS DRAKE and all that. Four weeks later, came back through the gate as a civvie puke and spent the next 23 years in Drake, the dockyard or Mount Wise.
Deja vu rules okay.