To be the 408th Yeoman Warder since records began fills me with an enormous amount of pride.

Former Royal Navy Warrant Officer Terry Briggs

One of his first challenges will be to learn word-for-word the ‘Story’ – the script of the famous Yeoman Warder Tour of the Tower.

Once he has perfected the Story, he will be allowed to lead a tour himself.

He will also become familiar with each of the 21 separate duties that the Yeoman Warders conduct each and every day, including the Ceremony of the Keys, a closing ceremony that has taken place every night at the Tower of London without fail for at least 700 years.

Born and raised in London, YW Briggs was a Warrant Officer based at Northwood NATO HQ. He also served with the Royal Navy in the Gulf specialising in mine warfare. Outside work, he is a keen motorbike enthusiast. 

Modern Yeoman Warders are still Extraordinary Members of the Queen’s Bodyguard. Today they combine their traditional ceremonial role with a love of history to make the past come to life for visitors.

Mine Warfare Specialist

Join us