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Colonel Ross Brimmicombe-Wood was a Scottish career soldier and commanding officer of both UNIT and ICIS.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Colonel Brimmicombe-Wood's father, Archie, was also an army officer and had been friends with Charles Crichton and Robert Dalton's father. (PROSE: Project: Valhalla) He was a friend of Colonel Emily Chaudhry and would often call her an "English rose" before she drunk him under the table. (AUDIO: The Longest Night)

The rise of ICIS[edit | edit source]

Years later, as a colonel, he was the commanding officer of the UK branch of UNIT, Brigadier Bambera having left sometime after 2001. (AUDIO: Animal) He was believed to have been abducted while escorting an alien spacecraft across the country in 2005. (AUDIO: Time Heals)

In reality, he was the commanding officer and a double agent for ICIS. He had faked his own kidnapping to create chaos in UNIT. He was involved in attempts to bring down the British government for reasons of ultra-nationalism, and was imprisoned for his actions. (AUDIO: The Wasting)

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The character had originally appeared in Sympathy for the Devil, an alternate universe story from the Doctor Who Unbound series. That version of the character had been a loyal soldier, allowing the UNIT audio series to play off the fact the audience already knew him and wouldn't expect him to be an antagonist.

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