New Beefeater joins Tower

New Beefeater joins Tower

YW Towell


A profile interview with Yeoman Warder Clive Towell

Name: Clive Towell
Age: 44
Marital status: Single with long term partner Sheena Lott
Family:  Two daughters –Sophie aged 14 and Mollie aged 12

Living:  I am from Cheltenham Gloucester but have been in the Army since the age of 16.  I live with Sheena in Horley, Surrey.  We are both looking forward to moving into the Tower once my probation period has finished in 6 months.

Which regiments did you serve with?  I have served with the King’s Royal Hussars for almost my full career of 29 years.  I started off as a Trooper and finished a Regimental Sergeant Major.  I then went on and became the first Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps Sergeant Major, a position I held for 2 years.

How many years in military service?

Where have you been stationed? UK, Northern Ireland, Germany, Canada, Belize, Bosnia, Iraq and France

What role did you do prior to becoming a Yeoman Warder? I was the Senior Recruiter at ACIO Bromley

How does it feel to be appointed a Yeoman Warder? I am very proud to have been selected as a Yeoman Warder, I am looking forward to serving for the next 20 years-ish!  I found out about the role from serving Yeoman Warders at the Tower.  The recruitment procedure took about three months and was a very fair process.

What are your first impressions of life as a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London? 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.

Have you moved in to your home at the Tower of London? What is it like? Not yet, I have to serve out a probation period first

How are you finding living in Central London? I love it there is so much to see and do

What will you be doing over the next few weeks? Working on my Tour trying to learn the script!

Notes to Editors

For more information about Clive Towell Yeoman Warders, the Tower of London, or for interviews and images please contact Eloise Maxwell in the Historic Royal Palaces Press Office:  or 020 3166 6340

Historic Royal Palaces
Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace.

We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built. We receive no funding from the Government or the Crown, so we depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors. These palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation, and we manage them for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

We believe in four principles.  Guardianship: giving these palaces a future as long and valuable as their past. Discovery: encouraging people to make links with their own lives and today’s world.  Showmanship: doing everything with panache. Independence: having our own point of view and finding new ways to do our work.

   Registered charity number 1068852

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