Beefeaters?

TheLastStoker

Lantern Swinger
#1
Wondering if some one could answer this, rather bizzare question!

Now correct me if i'm wrong, but i always thought, that as members of the Royal Navy we were never allowed to become Beefeaters. Due to the fact that we don't swear an allegiance to the Queen/King.

However watching a program yesterday the fellow on it said that the major qualification that you need is to have served 22 years in the armed forces. Just wondering if he missed out the whole RN not being allowed thing or if its changed. Or (more likely) I had it wrong in the first place.

Cheers.
 
#2
TheLastStoker said:
Wondering if some one could answer this, rather bizzare question!

Now correct me if i'm wrong, but i always thought, that as members of the Royal Navy we were never allowed to become Beefeaters. Due to the fact that we don't swear an allegiance to the Queen/King.

However watching a program yesterday the fellow on it said that the major qualification that you need is to have served 22 years in the armed forces. Just wondering if he missed out the whole RN not being allowed thing or if its changed. Or (more likely) I had it wrong in the first place.

Cheers.
We don't swear allegiance or accept the shilling because the RN
was in history employed and formed by a Monarch . The Army was technically employed by Parliament although its members swear allegiance to the Monarch when they join.
I have seen a ex-RN guy Beefeater ----he mustve been in the mob cos he had the RN general service medal [issued up till 1962]and the 1962 campaign medals up.
Give it a try --they can only say no !!!

:nemo: :nemo:
 
#5
Greenie said:
I have seen a ex-RN guy Beefeater ----he mustve been in the mob cos he had the RN general service medal [issued up till 1962]and the 1962 campaign medals up.


:nemo: :nemo:
Probably a former bootneck - they get RN GSM.
 

tiddlyoggy

War Hero
Book Reviewer
#6
The original reason why RN weren't allowed to be Beefeaters was because, historically, we were pressed men. They changed the rules in 99 I think and allowed ex RN in. During a tour of the tower that year having asked a yeoman warder to show me round he took great delight in ripping in to me for being a matelot and inspected my feet as the first matelot wrapped his hand in because his feet couldn't cope with the job!
 

hnhnwilliam

Lantern Swinger
#8
TheLastStoker said:
Wondering if some one could answer this, rather bizzare question!

Now correct me if i'm wrong, but i always thought, that as members of the Royal Navy we were never allowed to become Beefeaters. Due to the fact that we don't swear an allegiance to the Queen/King.

I am sure I heard on TV, during last years remembrance services during an interview with a Beefeater, that to be a Beefeater, you had to have served 22 years in any of the Armed forces, holder of LSGM and to have attained Warrant Officer Rank. I could be wrong,please correct if you know better.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#9
hnhnwilliam said:
TheLastStoker said:
Wondering if some one could answer this, rather bizzare question!

Now correct me if i'm wrong, but i always thought, that as members of the Royal Navy we were never allowed to become Beefeaters. Due to the fact that we don't swear an allegiance to the Queen/King.
I am sure I heard on TV, during last years remembrance services during an interview with a Beefeater, that to be a Beefeater, you had to have served 22 years in any of the Armed forces, holder of LSGM and to have attained Warrant Officer Rank. I could be wrong, please correct if you know better.
All above correct, but the applicant must also have received a Good Conduct discharge from the Service.
 

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