Beefeaters Bounced for Bullying Co-Guard

Nasty notes left for first female guard at London Tower
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 2, 2009 3:00 AM CST
In happier times. Yeoman Warder Moira Cameron smiles with male colleagues, at the Tower of London. Cameron was the first women to join the elite force, founded in 1485.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, FILE)
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(Newser) – Two Beefeaters who guard and present tours at the Tower of London have been suspended for bullying the first female to join the elite association. A third is also being investigated. Nasty notes were left in the locker of Moira Cameron, and her uniform was defaced, reports AP. Staff harassment is "totally unacceptable," said a statement from tower officials.

The 35 warders—all ex-military personnel—sport Tudor-style uniforms and live on the tower grounds. They're known as Beefeaters for the ration of meat they were first granted when they were formed in 1485.