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The Graspan Plaques, are dedicated to the memory of Royal Marines who gave their lives, during the Boer War in Southern Africa and the Boxer Rebellion in China.  This bronze plaque by Sir Thomas Graham Jackson depicts battles during those campaigns.  Above it standing on a Portland stone plinth two bronze figures designed by Adrian Jones in 1903, one stands ready to defend the other, a wounded Marine slumped below.

The memorial was originally positioned in the Cambridge Enclosure in St James Park and was originally unveiled on April 25 1903 by HRH The Prince of Wales, the Royal Marines Colonel in Chief.  It was moved to its present position on The Mall in 1948. 


In 2000 it became the Royal Marines National Memorial and is the focus of the annual Graspan Parade attended by RMA branch members and the serving Corps.

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