And soldiers never thought to themselves "if we trash it, they'll put us somewhere better".
I spent 8 weeks in those accomodation blocks in 1984 while on a course. Cheap and cheerful - not brilliant but they were warm and dry and within walking distance of the pub.
They were not partitioned off and IIRC it was 16 man rooms. Washroom and toilets were adequate. We all accepted that it was transit accomodation for the duration of the course and most of us buggered of out at weekends.
Mind you, we kept them clean and tidy and didn't trash them and leave shit all over the place...