Guernseyman leads regiment in Afghanistan
Friday 16th November 2012, 4:00PM GMT.
A FORMER Grammar School student has become the first Guernseyman to lead a regiment into action since The Second World War.
Lt-Colonel Colin Vaudin has been commanding officer of the 2nd Signal Regiment since October last year.
The regiment has just begun a six-month deployment in Afghanistan.
In May, Lt-Colonel Vaudin marched with two of his colleagues in the annual Liberation Day parade.
Lt-Colonel Vaudin is proud of his Guernsey roots and on Remembrance Sunday he was photographed at the wall of remembrance in Camp Bastion with colleague Sergeant Major Lamont. Both were wearing traditional Guernseys with the cross keys symbol of the regiment on their sleeves.
In the summer, Lt-Colonel Vaudin led his regiment through the streets of York where it exercised the Freedom of the City it was granted in 2001. The 2nd Signal Regiment has been based at Imphal Barracks, York, since 1986.
Commissioned in 1991, he has previously completed tours of Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Iraq. Married to Jennie, they have two children, Nick and Kate.