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

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Fun at the Fort

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Royal Marines Cadets

6:00PM - 9:00PM


Stan's Cafe

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Cake @ The Castle (Play Group)

10:00AM -12:00PM



RMA Charity

All Day

Cake @ The Castle (Play Group)

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Aggies Children’s Book Club (First Wednesday of the Month)

3:30PM - 5:00PM

Military Wives Choir

5:30PM - 7:30PM



Cake @ The Castle (Play Group)

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Armed Forces Community Support

10:00AM - 1:00PM

Royal Marines Cadets

6:00PM - 9:00PM


Cake @ The Castle (Play Group)

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Commando Connect (Once a month)

Check Centre for up to date list of dates.



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

Last Saturday of each month

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Bookings for Private Functions available

Book through the Centre Manager, Lisa-Joy, during Centre opening hours

See details below


Bookings for Private Functions available

Book through the Centre Manager, Lisa-Joy, during Centre opening hours

See details below

Key Contact

Lisa-Joy Peake

Lisa-Joy Peake is the Centre Manager.  

ALL enquiries about the centre should be made by calling Lisa-Joy on 07866 075074 during opening hours.

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

Alternatively, you can use the Contact Us Form or connect via Facebook, Twitter or the Royal Navy Forum.

GMC Sign

Key Contact Aggie's

Vicky Plastow

Family Pastoral Worker

There to listen and support you when you may be experiencing difficulties in your life and would like someone to talk to.

Email: [email protected]

Vicky Plastow PW Lympstone

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