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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.
The headstone at the grave of Marine Kevin Atherton shows CTCRM.
Marine Philip Cain, a RM recruit, died of a short but fatal illness during his training at the CTCRM. [Sources; AFM ROH / Nottingham Post online family announcement.]
Marine Richard Campbell-Smith was four weeks from the end of his 32-week course at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon, when he reportedly scratched his legs while running. He was admitted to the base medical unit, and later taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where he died on 2 November.
A post-mortem examination showed heart and respiratory failure, and traces of infection with the toxin Panton Valentine Leukocidin were found. A verdict of accidental death was recorded.[Sources: AFM ROH / BBC News report online]
Marine Daniel Metcalfe was only 4 weeks into his training after joining the Royal Marines when he was killed in a mountaineering accident on Dow Crag in Coniston whilst on Easter leave. [Sources: AFM ROH / The Yorkshire Post online 20th April 2016.]
Corporal John O'Neal was serving at the Commando Training Centre RM at the time of his death. [Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue Apr 1977, p17.]
Marine Joel Rivoallan was serving at the Commando Training Centre RM at the time of his death. [Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue Mar. 1994 p26.]
Marine Tmothy Waldron was serving at the Commando Training Centre RM at the time of his death. [Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue June 1980.]
Colour Sergeant Aaron Winter died suddenly whilst off duty at Norton Manor Camp in Taunton