CTCRM Lympstone Commando Training Centre

Commando Training Centre

The Commando Training Centre, also known as CTCRM, is the principal training centre for the Royal Marines.

Based at Lympstone in Devon CTCRM selects and trains all Royal Marines Officers, recruits and reserves. CTCRM is unique in that it also provides all Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) command training as well as training 70% of all Royal Marines specialists.

On average, 1,300 recruits, 2,000 potential recruits and 400 potential officers attend training courses and acquaint courses at CTCRM every year. In addition the Training Wings run upwards of 320 courses a year for a further 2,000 students.

Commandant Mike Tanner

Rank: Colonel

Col Mike Tanner joined the Royal Marines in 1989 as a University Cadet Entrant whilst at Leicester University.

Location Lympstone, Devon

CTCRM's Role


CTCRM is divided into 3 training wings, each with its own Commanding Officer.

Command Wing
Commando Training Wing
Specialist Wing


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