Despite all of the MOD's huff and puff about upgrading barracks and married quarters there still seems to be a distinct lack of activity in modernising the really, really bad singlies accomodation within the UK. My first unit in '88 was HQ 1(BR) Corps. It had the best accomodation in 13 years service until I finished my time in what I propose to be the worst accomodation in the army at Ward Barracks in Bulford (Sandhurst block). It really does display the worst kind of 1930's single paned window, cockroach infested hell hole that the army takes money off people to live in. It's only redeeming feature was the fact the coookhose was integral to it.