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The Yomper
The Yomper
The Yomper
The Yomper
The Yomper
The Yomper
The Yomper
The Yomper
The Yomper
The Yomper
The Yomper
The Yomper
The Yomper
The Yomper

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The statue depicts a Marine in battledress holding his rifle across his body. It is said to be modelled on a photograph of Corporal Peter Robinson yomping to Sapper Hill. 'Yomp' means to march with heavy equipment over difficult terrain.

Date

1992

Medium

bronze

Accession number

PO4_MP_S010

Work type

Statue

Owner

Royal Marines Museum

Custodian

Royal Marines Museum

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

8th July 1992

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

PHILIP JACKSON FRBS / Sculpsit

Inscription description

YOMPER / THIS STATUE WAS UNVEILED BY / BARONESS THATCHER OF KESTEVEN O.M., P.C., FRS. / ON / 8 July 1992 / TO COMMEMORATE ALL THE ROYAL MARINES AND THOSE WHO / SERVED WITH THEM IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC DURING THE / FALKLANDS WAR OF 1982


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Located at

Eastney Esplanade, Portsmouth

PO4 9GE

Sited south of the Royal Marines Museum.