Vice-Marshal Charles Dickinson was an officer in the Royal Air Force.

After being forced to retire in 1952, he and his wife Eleanor settled down near Oxford. They had their first child, Philip, in 1954, but he died eight months later. Eleanor gave birth to another boy, Justin, not long after.

When Justin turned eighteen, his mother died of a brain haemorrhage. He decided to join the military right after that, soon becoming a member of UNIT. Charles later received notice that Justin had been killed in action.

However, in 1993 a friend told him that he had seen Justin, even though he had supposedly died fifteen years previously. Dickinson found that his son was an empath and had been taken by the Magnate to become one of their ESPnets. Eventually the two were reunited, but Charles was killed shortly thereafter by Therése Gavalle. (PROSE: Instruments of Darkness)

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