Gordon Messenger Centre (Lympstone)

The ‘Gordon Messenger Centre - Enabling a More Resilient RM Family’ (GMC) is an MOD facility, situated outside the wire, opposite CTCRM; geographically convenient for those locally-based, whilst providing the opportunity to enhance existing CTCRM-events attracting the wider Corps-family.

Your community hub

A New Hub for the entire Royal Marines Family. Situated just on the other side of the road from CTCRM.

The centre will support serving Royal Marines, Veterans, their Families and the wider RM Community through a variety of events, activities and groups. Some of these are regular activities, others are based around want and demand.

These include:

Coffee Mornings

Family Groups supported by Aggies Pastoral Workers.

Play Groups

Activities for all members of the family

GMC Lottery

Kings camp – during school holidays

Social events

Birthday parties


Book groups

Live music recital for all the family

Volunteer Cadet Corps

Welfare Support - Information and advice on a wide range of subjects from in house support workers, and external visitors.



On top of all the events that run from Lympstone, there’s also a range of facilities for you to use, including:


Outdoor Play area and seating

Large Conference Event / Activity Space

Meeting and Conference Rooms

Disabled Access & Facilities throughout



Weekly Activities Schedule



All Day

Baby Play Group

1000 - 1200


Veterans UK

0900 - 1300

Coffee, Cake and Chat (Play Group)

1000 -1200



RMA Charity

All Day

Coffee, Cake and Chat (Play Group)

1000 - 1200

Military Wives Choir

1800 - 2000


Coffee, Cake and Chat (Play Group)

1000 - 1200

Veterans UK

1400 - 1700

Every other Thursday - Help for Hero’s and The Hub come in for coffee and a catch up (Contact the Centre for which Thursday and more Info)

1000 - 1300



Coffee, Cake and Chat (Play Group)

1000 - 1200

Commando Connect (Once a month)

Current Dates for Commando Connect are on the 13th May, 10th June & 8th July. Check Centre for any change of dates.



Who Let the Dads Out (Fun morning for Service Dads and Kids)

Last Saturday of each month

1000 - 1200


Nothing scheduled. 

Key contact

Gabrielle Wright is the centre manager.  If you have any queries about the centre, you can call Gabrielle on 07866 075074 during opening hours or

Claire Clifford, who is the Assistant Centre Manager, on 07837 202955.

For Bookings / General Enquiries contact using [email protected] (checked intermittently), through the link HERE or using the QR Booking Code

Alternatively, you can connect via Twitter, Facebook or the Royal Navy Forum.

GMC Sign

How to find us

Royal Marines Family Centre

Exmouth Road

See Centre Manager Contact Details

Opening hours
Day Hours
Monday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed