Portsmouth is in the county of Hampshire on England's south coast. It has been one of the three main Royal Navy bases in the UK for several hundred years and is home to Nelson's Flagship HMS Victory. Southsea is now part of Portsmouth and was the location for Victoria Barracks, a naval establishment for training new entrants to the service. I was in the Royal Navy for two years National Service in 1956-58, and was stationed first at Victoria Barracks and later at HMS Victory. I remember marching through Portsmouth at the head of the rest of the recruits and hoping they were following !! Also being on guard duty in the middle of the night at Victoria Barracks and not being aware that someone had gone over the wall during my watch !! All very silly but it was fun.