Bickleigh Barracks

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Bickleigh Barracks
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Bickleigh, South Hams
Live firing of the Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapon (LFATGW) Javelin. MOD 45145921.jpg
Elements of the Manoeuvre Support Group from 42 Commando Royal Marines, based at Bickleigh Barracks Plymouth, conducting live firing of the Light Forces Anti-Tank Guided Weapon Javelin
Bickleigh Barracks is located in Devon
Bickleigh Barracks
Bickleigh Barracks
Location within Devon
Coordinates 50°26′21″N 4°04′51″W / 50.43910°N 4.08080°W / 50.43910; -4.08080Coordinates: 50°26′21″N 4°04′51″W / 50.43910°N 4.08080°W / 50.43910; -4.08080
Type Royal Marines Base
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Royal Navy
Site history
Built 1940
Built for War Office
Built by A French & Co
In use 1940-Present
Garrison information
Occupants 42 Commando

Bickleigh Barracks is a military installation at Bickleigh, South Hams which is currently used by 42 Commando.

History[edit]

The barracks were built by A French & Co and completed in early 1940 during the Second World War.[1] In 1950 the Commando School Royal Marines which had been formed at Achnacarry during the war and which had moved to Gibraltar Barracks at Towyn after the war, relocated to the barracks.[1] The Commando School moved to Lympstone in February 1960.[1][2] The barracks became the home of 42 Commando in 1971.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Royal Marines History" (PDF). Marine Society and Sea Cadet Marine Cadet Section. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "RMITC / CTCRM - Lympstone". Exeter Flotilla. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "100 years of three towns in one". Plymouth Herald. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2015.