RM 42 Commando

Open for all with a Service connection during the week and at weekends, we're equipped with a gym and squash court, as well as outdoor sports areas.

Welcome to RM 42 Commando

Situated at Bickleigh Barracks near Plymouth, our gymnasium and outdoor sport pitches are available to use seven days a week for all Service persons and Maritime Reserves. Veterans, Service families and dependants, and Civil Servants, can also apply for a recreation pass to enjoy all of our fitness areas on site. 

Amenities onsite include outdoor recreation and sports areas as well as gym facilities.

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When and where to find us

Devon, South West England

42 Commando RM
Bickleigh Barracks

01752 727014

Opening hours
Day Hours
Monday 06:00 – 1100 and 1200 - 20:00
Tuesday 06:00 – 1100 and 1200 - 20:00
Wednesday 06:00 – 1100 and 1200 - 20:00
Thursday 06:00 – 1100 and 1200 - 20:00
Friday 06:00 – 1100 and 1200 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

What we offer you


Our gym at RMC 42 has a large functional training area with a mixture of equipment offered, including:

  • Weights machines
  • Free weights
  • Cardiovascular (CV) equipment

The gym is also equipped with a large climbing wall covering the far end wall. Complete with Trublue™ auto belay devices, the wall also has a mixture of set climbs to suit people across a wide range of abilities.

Sports Courts

We have two sports courts available here, with the squash court available for booking. Rackets and balls can also be booked.

The other court is currently being used dually: as a Dojo for martial arts, and a boxing gym.

Outdoor Sports Pitches and Courts

We have several areas where you can enjoy outdoor sports and recreational activities, which include training areas equipped with pull bars and 30ft ropes.

You can also benefit from our rugby pitch and two football pitches, which comprise one 3G pitch and one grass pitch.

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