Just had a brain seizure and remembered that I once did a stint as a member of the "Barrack Guard" in Victory Barracks . Did anyone else ever wind up getting loan drafted there? It was a wild and crazy few weeks, because there was all manner of nutters and strange goings on that we had to deal with. I seem to recall it was back in the 70's when there was a "Recess" there and quite a bit of the accommodation was taken up by our foreign chums at the time (Iranians being one lot). Classic fights, robberies, deserters handing themselves in at the gate at daft'o'clock in the morning after being on the run for more than 20 years.........if I can sort out the memories - I'll try and drop a couple of dits in here later, when the mists of time blow away. Laters! Billy. p.s. Can someone remind me of the names of the pubs that had "bad reputations" that were on the way to Southsea please? There was like three or four within an area were all the headbangers used to go, specifically one were there was an elderly gent with that condition that had made his face cave in and his eye socket was practically on his cheek. Very well spoken chap he was...but I cannot for the life of me remember the names of the boozers. The Swan? I dunno.......help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.