Hi Forum members, just registered on the site today and came across this quote! My wife and I met in the PO,s mess there in 1977 having joined within 3 days of each other, we are still married with three grown up children and a recently arrived granddaughter. We went to Troon recently more by accident than plan and thought we would pop round to see the old Gannet, we were surprised to see the place all boarded up as we have seen the SAR on TV many times! further to that the hotel along the road and the Wheatsheaf in Monkton are both closed. I visited the site in 1991 as a contractor and new acccomodation had been built to the detriment of the old Nissen huts. When did it close?
Totally agree about the Dundonald Club. Many a great night night while living at Auchengate, that was back in the early 80's before the quarters were refurbished. I think there was about 10 - 12 quarters actually habitable, but it was still a better option than NFL.
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Mrecho, you are sadly being misinformed. There is a good well equipped gym at RNAS Prestwick and a look at the XOtem suggests that there are a number of ways in which you qualify to use it. Only snag will be getting the club swinger down from Fas to do the H&S induction. Suggest you give the Lwtr a call.