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FIRST FEMALE YEOMAN WARDER FOR THE RAF

Earlier this month, RAF Halton said a fond farewell to Warrant Officer (WO) Rousell who left the RAF after 32 years impeccable service. She has taken up as new role at Tower of London and has become the first female Yeoman Warder for the Royal Air Force! Being appointed in this prestigious role is an incredible achievement as the minimum requirements just to apply are that you must be a former Warrant Officer, class 1 or 2, (or the equivalent rank in other services) and in exceptional circumstances, a Staff Sergeant, you must hold the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and have served within the regular armed services for at least 22 years.

WO Rousell - the Royal Air Force's first female Yeoman Warder

RAF Halton’s Station Commander Group Captain Startup said: “I am immensely proud of WO Rousell’s achievements. Her stellar 32 year career, which ended at RAF Halton, is impressive in itself, but to be appointed as the first female Yeoman Warder for the Royal Air Force is an incredible accomplishment and is testament to her professionalism, integrity and determination. I wish her all the best in her new role and look forward to visiting the Tower of London to see her in action”.

Our heartfelt congratulations to you WO Rousell. We wish you all the best in your new career.

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