Joint Services School for Linguists (JSSL)
Group From 1951 To 1960
Trained linguists for covert work, mainly with Russian during the Cold War. The Army was based near Bodmin, the Navy at Coulsdon Camp (1952 - 4, at the Fox pub building), the RAF at Salisbury Villas in Cambridge, with a mess for all officers in Sussex Square, London. In 1956 the three schools merged into one at Crail, Scotland. When conscription ended in 1960 each arm of the forces made their own provision. Miltary Genealogy gives some details and links. Alumni include Michael Frayn and Alan Bennett.