FESS said:I did my Q.R.2 (A) course in '66 (1 year), :lol: :lol: oh happy days. Bloody cold winter. after course sent to St George ( Exellent gunnery school annex) at the end of Southsea beach until drafted to the Hampshire. Was captain of the dish washing sink and the cleanin' of the snooker table in the NAAFI, had to test it every day. :wink: Lived in a garden shed with a big 'pot bellied stove' which had space for 18 cans of soup on the top.
In the sping we had petrol mowers to cut the grass, they dont work on parafin, so I found out, well it looked like the spare petrol can!!!!!!!
I did my GI's course in'66. As a 'Guzz' rate I cant say that I liked being in Pompey but as the Gunnery School in Drake closed in '56 I had no choice. Remember watching the World Cup, I was on duty that day. Straight back to HMS Cambridge after qualifying.