Tony Beaumont was born in March 1945 in Wembley, north London, and grew up in nearby Harrow.
He joined the City of London Police cadets, and after 18 months, joined the regular Force in April 1964. After 2 years on the beat, he became a motorcyclist, and in February 1976 transferred to Essex Police, still as a motorcyclist. Tony was posted to Laindon Traffic Garage, where he covered most of south Essex, and met two fellow officers who proposed and seconded him into Masonry, being Initiated into Chafford Lodge 5510 in 1980, and Exalted into the Chapter of St. Mary 1312 in 1988.
For the last 10 years of his service, he served at the Police Driving School at Chelmsford, retiring in February 1993, when he and his wife Cindy bought a touring caravan site at Culmhead near Taunton. They ran the site for 10 years, retiring in 2003 to nearby Bishopswood. On retirement, he decided to motorcycle around the world, and together with W.Bro. Len Richards (then D.C. of Emergency Services Lodge) circumnavigated the globe travelling through 15 countries in 5 months.
Tony joined Emergency Services Lodge 9391 in 1993, Somerset First Principals Chapter 3746 in 2000, and Taunton Deane Chapter 5221 in 2013. He is currently Secretary of Emergency Services and Scribe E of Somerset First Principals.
A keen cyclist, he has cycled Lands End to John O’Groats 3 times, plus numerous Continental trips such as Harwich to Berlin, Santander to Cherbourg etc.
Tony has been married to Cindy for 51 years, with a son and two granddaughters living around the corner in Bishopswood, and a daughter and two granddaughters living in Brisbane, Australia.