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Gordon Messenger Centre
Delivering a centre
for resilience to the
entire RM family
The construction of the
Gordon Messenger Centre is
by far the biggest project the
Charity has ever undertaken.
Several years ago, it was clear that a
facility was needed at Commando
Training Centre, the home of the
Royal Marines. RMA – The Royal
Marines Charity embarked on a
project to build a versatile “Royal
Marines Resilience Centre” which
would benefit those serving, their
families and the veteran community.
The pressures upon service families
are increasingly widely recognised;
better support is crucial to ensure
that the correct care is available to
our Royal Marines and their families.
Demands for accessible treatment
to combat PTSD and stress are
increasing. Additional practical
resources were needed to support
the entire Royal Marines Family.
The Royal Marines Resilience Centre
concept was simple; to build a venue
that could host a diverse range of
family support services, accessible
to all, in one location. The centre
would provide an open location to
regularly meet other people “in the
same boat”, to share problems and
coping mechanisms, with access to
a wide range of bespoke support.
Special thanks to:
In December 2020, the Charity
delivered over the Gordon
Messenger Centre at CTCRM to the
Corps. Providing a state-of-the-art
whole Corps Family resilienceenabling and community facility
at the heart of the Corps. This was
a £2.7M project which started in
2014 and paralleled the mergers
and recent history of the Charity.
Over 50,000 serving personnel and
their families are forecast to benefit
from the centre over the next 30 years.
• Mrs Lisa Ronson
• Royal Marines Survival Wives
• CTCRM Families Support Network
• Mrs Nancy EM Warren Charitable Trust
RMA – The Royal Marines Charity Impact Report 2021–2022