Bickleigh barracks

RM Bickleigh is located in the village of Bickleigh some 8-9 miles North east of Plymouth City Centre. Home to 42 Commando RM, the value of Bickleigh as a military training area lies in its close proximity to Dartmoor, with its ideal training areas and ranges, coupled with its proximity to Plymouth for easy maritime access.

Commanding Officer Rich Cantrill

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel Rich Cantrill OBE MC RM joined the Royal Marines in 1996, he assumed command of 42 Commando Royal Marines on 30 January 2014.

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Location Bickleigh, Devon



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