Charles Wood was commissioned into the King’s Own Scottish Borderers. He attended the prestigious British Army Staff College at Camberley and as a fluent German speaker, was selected, as his first Staff Job, to be the Military Assistant to Major General Heinz-Helmut von Hinckeldey, the Chief of Staff at HQ Northern Army Group at Moenchengladbach. He then commanded a rifle company operationally in 1KOSB. Later he became its Second in Command and as a Lieutenant Colonel commanded the 6th Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and then was Liaison officer between NORTHAG and 1st German Corps HQ. Charles was an accomplished Downhill skier, artist and bagpipe player. He, together with Isabel lives outside of Crieff in Perthshire.

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