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Charles Crichton

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Charles Crichton
Col Crichton
Species: Human
Affiliated with: UNIT, The Forge
Place of origin: Earth
First seen in: The Five Doctors
Appearances: TV: The Five Doctors, PROSE: Downtime, PROSE: Project: Valhalla
Main actor: David Savile

Charles Crichton was a career officer in the British Army and UNIT.

In his early days as an officer, he was friends with William Dalton and Archie Brimmicombe-Wood. Coincidentally, their sons would also become colonels and take command of UNIT. (PROSE: Project Valhalla)

As Colonel Crichton, he took over operations of UNIT in the United Kingdom following Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart's retirement. (TV: The Five Doctors) Crichton became a Brigadier between UNIT's 1983 reunion and 1995, when he was called to assist in the defeat of the Great Intelligence. (PROSE: Downtime) He had a wife and two sons, but by 2002 they had been separated for a while; he kept their photo despite this. (PROSE: Project: Valhalla)

After he departed from UNIT, he transferred to the Forge - which had a competing remit with his old employers - and was Deputy Director sometime before 2002. In 2004, Crichton retired and was assassinated by his successor, Nimrod. (PROSE: Project: Valhalla)

The Forge named their 2025 headquarters the Crichton Building. (AUDIO: Project Destiny)

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