Moira Cameron

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A woman dressed in yeoman warder uniform. The uniform is dark blue with red trimmings, including a crown and the letters EIIR. She is wearing a matching hat and medal ribbons are pinned on her uniform.
Photograph © Anita Corbin


First Woman to become a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London

March 2010, The Tower of London

b.1964, Argyll, Scotland

Moira Cameron made history in 2007 when she became the first woman to ever become a Yeoman Warder (Beefeater) in Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London. One of 35 ‘Beefeaters’, she broke a run of all-male Yeoman Warders that has held this position since 1485. Today all Yeoman Warders must complete a minimum of 22 years service in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, have reached the rank of Warrant Officer and have been awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

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