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From The RLC to the Tower

A Lancashire soldier has become the first woman in ten years – and only the second in history – to be made a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London.

WO2 A Clark, who served with The Royal Logistic Corps for 22 years, is the newest guardian of the Tower.

The Burnley-born soldier said: “It didn’t really hit me until the first time I wore the uniform and realised I am now part of the Tower’s history.”

“Waking up at the Tower of London is magical. Every morning the Tower looks so peaceful. I can’t stop smiling.”

The Yeoman Warders are descended from the ancient band of warders who guarded the gates and royal prisoners early in the Tower’s history.

Their modern duties mix a traditional ceremonial role with leading tours for visitors.

They are still extraordinary members of the Queen’s bodyguard and, to qualify, applicants must have served at least 22 years in the armed forces, hold the long service and good conduct medal and have reached the level of Warrant Officer.



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