Sort of, the ETC there had a lot of my employers test equipment, and I was the designated European engineer for that stuff, so when it went wrong, which happened a LOT, I had to go and fix it.Did you work there Kit. I knew someone who worked there - I think for AWRE. Back in the 1950s and 1960s I could hear frequent gunfire coming from the site and I lived about 5 miles away. That area and part of Foulness Island is still a research establishment of some sort and is still out of bounds.
For some reason they always scheduled tests for 6 am, which meant getting up at 4 or so, even if I was in a hotel.