Col Gary Wilkinson
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Afghan veteran becomes Colchester commander

An army officer who has completed three tours of Afghanistan with soldiers from Colchester, has returned to command the town's garrison.

Col Gary Wilkinson will be in charge of the everyday running of the 16 Air Assault Brigade, which started life during the Crimean War.

BBC Look East's Defence Correspondent Alex Dunlop reports.

  • 07 Mar 2014
  • From the section Essex