From butcher's boy to Beefeater

Geoff Abbott has guarded the Tower of London for 20 years. At 91 he's now published his autobiography after having sold books on execution across the world.

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From butcher's boy to beefeater, pilot and soldier

Geoff Abbott from South Cumbria has certainly lived life to the full. He started his work as a butcher's boy before going to war. Later he became a Beefeater at the Tower of London and became an expert on the darker side of the Tower's gruesome history.

He is also a helicopter pilot - and he's 91 years old.

Geoff has just written his latest book - his autobiography. Tim Backshall has been to meet one of life's great characters.

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