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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.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Royal Logistic Corps Tartan from The Ministry of Tartan.co.uk

The unique British-made range of RLC Tartan is officially registered and has been approved by The RLC. It incorporates the dark blue, gold and scarlet of the Corps’ stable belt and black represents respect for all fallen RLC comrades.

As official MOD Licensees, for every product sold connected to any of the Services, The Ministry of Tartan gives a percentage to the relevant Benevolent Fund.

RLC tartan scarves and other items are available to order online from The Ministry of Tartan website: www.theministryoftartan.co.uk
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A/LCPL Kwarteng and A/LCPL Kwame-Tanoh of 64 Squadron, 6 Regiment RLC, who have been attached to BATUK for the past four weeks, have paid a visit to the Hope & Home Orphanage in Nanyuki, Kenya where they made food donations to the Charity.

The two soldiers decided to raise funds from friends and family in the UK via Facebook, raising a total of £150 (KSH 22,000.00) which was used to purchase much needed supplies for the orphans.

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