HMS Fisgard had purpose-built workshops, which we called 'The Factory'. This large complex included a foundry, panel-beating facilities, machine workshops and a woodworking workshop (for Shipwrights). Apprentices spent fifteen months in HMS Fisgard before moving to other RN establishments for a further 2 years in order to learn their specialised trades.
Accommodation comprised nearly 40 brick-built dormitory-style 'huts', each housing about 20 apprentices. There was a large dining hall, a NAAFI canteen, a mini-hospital sick bay, extensive playing fields and a large unyielding and unforgiving parade ground.
The site is now a mini industrial trading estate.
I hope this helps Susan in her research.
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