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Yes. Whale Island was Excellent, RN Gunnery School.
I recall seeing a notice on the NAAFI wall banning persons of the same sex from dancing with each other.
Funny what you remember.
IIRC the original Excellent was a Nelsonian era ship of the line. and was the floating gunnery training ship. The name transferred to the shore establishment on Whale Island, which was artificial, formed from the dredgings of the harbour, much of the labour being provided by French PoWs.
I may be talking rowlocks, but the bit about the NAAFI notice is jonnick.