Former Bromley army recruiter sent to The Tower

PUBLISHED: 15:53 08 June 2012

Yeoman Warder Clive Towell

Yeoman Warder Clive Towell


A soldier who worked as a recruiter for the British Army in Bromley has just taken a top job as a Beefeater at the Tower of London.

Clive Towell, 44, who now lives in Surrey, will move into the Tower with his wife Sheena in six months after completing his probation period.

He said: “I am very proud to have been selected as a Yeoman Warder, I am looking forward to serving for the next 20 years’ish!”

“Life is good at the Tower, it’s great working with the public and outdoors. I have a great deal to learn over the next six months, but it all seems to be settling down well.”

Yeoman Warders, nicknamed Beefeaters, have long been symbols of London and Britain. In theory they are responsible for looking after prisoners at the Tower and guarding the British crown jewels, but in practice they act as tour guides and are a tourist attraction in their own right.

To be appointed, Yeoman Warders must have served in the armed forces with an honourable record for at least 22 years.

Mr Towell joined the army at the age of 16. During his career, the father-of-two has been stationed in countries all over the world, including Germany, Canada, Belize, Bosnia, Iraq and France.

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