Just a point of clarification. The old signal school was known as VICARAGE ROAD [and not as I have spelt it in the animated GIF]
Have a good look at this page which tells one all about the Devonport Signal Schools - yes several !
Thanks for watching. As you leave, the whole place is in a state of flux.
Here is a view of both parts of the Devonport Dockyard [north and south] made very big on purpose so that you can get your scrollbars working to have a good look. Obviously, the large picture takes a little longer to download but the wait is worthwhile.
Township of St Budeaux
Tamar Bridge A38
Township of Saltash.
Royal Albert - River Tamar Rail Bridge
Township of Torpoint
Torpoint car ferry
All you see on the right side of the River Tamar is Devonport, on the Devon side, which, on the right hand side of the picture starts to join with the city areas of Plymouth.
Devonport New Quays
Mutton Cove Pier
Devonport Park Park
Devonport Brickfields Recreation Grounds with running track
Garrison cricket ground
Admiralty House residence of C-in-C
Stonehouse Bridge A374 leading onto Union Street [Unionstraza !] same road which runs through Devonport leaving on the Torpoint Ferry and into Cornwall.
Royal William [King Billy] Victualling Yard.
To Plymouth Sound and the open sea.
Plymouth City College
HMS Drake Guzz Barracks
Ferry run from Admirals Hard [Plymouth] to Cremyll [Cornish side]
If you have looked at the lovely backdrop of the Guzz scene, the rolling hills, the green fields and civilities of the lovely west country, you will realise why they [the navy] sent all Yorkshire Dalesmen to the Guzz division. Our outlook, despite being many miles from the coast, was similar. Over and above all that, Guzz was the QUALITY naval port, a port of gentlemen, whereas Pompey and Chatham had the "also rans" of the fleet. I was bitterly disappointed when, on volunteering for boats, I had a Port Division change from Devonport to Portsmouth, simply because all submariners had, as their almer mata, HMS Dolphin [or as we submariners always said Blockhouse] which was subservient to the Pompey regime, so hence the letter 'P' in our official number.
Now, why JAGO's and why GUZZ ? Look here for the answer THE_PLYMOUTH_COMMAND