Abbott, Geoffrey 1923 - 2016

(fl 1970-1985) Yeoman Warder Tower of London

Geoffrey Abbott was born in Manchester and on his 17th birthday, he joined the RAF where he served for 35 years, touring the world with postings in Kenya, Iraq, Egypt, Malta, Germany and Holland. He retired from the RAF in 1974 with the rank of Warrant Officer, and became a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London, where he lived. When Abbott retired from the Tower of London in 1982, he wrote many books on aspects of history, including torture and execution - some were published internationally. He also appeared on more than twenty TV documentaries and historical programmes. In 1985 he became Mace Bearer to the Mayor of Kendal. In 2014 he released his autobiography, 'From Butcher's Boy to Beefeater'. He died in 2016 at the age of 93.