Long time ago but I seem to remember that it was one of the better bases to spend some time. We lived in Fort Grange,in the old stables and as it was well away from the main accommodation, we escaped a lot of the BS. One downside was Ticktocks Hq had to be passed to get anywhere and he was always on the lookout for passing trade!. Remember the following:- Perimeter patrol on a red devil armed with a pick axe handle. Only shore base where the grub was actually pretty good. Football in the hangar every weekday evening, boy was I fit!. Stripping down engines where you could spin the nuts off because they were dismantled so often. Night fire party, sleeping in a shed by the gate. The draft board at the gate and seeing my name and HMS Eagle on it. I wangled out of that one thank god. Must be many more so any of my era please add some, thanks.