Bickleigh Barracks
Bickleigh, South Hams
Bickleigh Barracks is located in Devon
Bickleigh Barracks
Bickleigh Barracks
Location within Devon
Coordinates50°26′21″N 4°04′51″W / 50.43910°N 4.08080°W / 50.43910; -4.08080
TypeRoyal Marines Base
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator Royal Navy
Controlled by Royal Marines
WebsiteRM Bickleigh - Royal Navy
Site history
Built forWar Office
Built byA French & Co
In use1940-Present
Garrison information
Occupants42 Commando Royal Marines

RM Bickleigh, or Bickleigh Barracks, is a military installation at Bickleigh, South Hams which is currently used by 42 Commando.


The barracks were built by A French & Co and completed in early 1940 during the Second World War.[1] In 1950 the Commando School Royal Marines which had been formed at Achnacarry during the war and which had moved to Gibraltar Barracks at Towyn after the war, relocated to the barracks.[1] The Commando School moved to Lympstone in February 1960.[1][2] The barracks became the home of 42 Commando in 1971.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Royal Marines History" (PDF). Marine Society and Sea Cadet Marine Cadet Section. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  2. ^ "RMITC / CTCRM - Lympstone". Exeter Flotilla. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  3. ^ "100 years of three towns in one". Plymouth Herald. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on January 28, 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015.