U.N.I.T. Heroes

Over the many episodes down the years there have been a number of U.N.I.T. heroes. I am going to stick with those provided in the Warlord Heroes pack.

Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart


The most famous and most beloved of fans is surely Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.

Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, generally referred to simply as the Brigadier, is a fictional character in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, created by writers Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln and played by Nicholas Courtney.

The Character first appeared in the Web of Fear (I will get to painting this set up in due course), in 1968.

When the Third Doctor was exiled to Earth, he became UNIT’s unofficial scientific advisor, providing the Brigadier with much-needed support against Autons, Sea Devils, Daleks and the Master.Colonel – later Brigadier – Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart was the commanding officer of UNIT, an international body tasked with investigating extra-terrestrial threats. He first met the Second Doctor – helping him free London from the clutches of the Great Intelligence and the Cybermen.

Later in life, he retired from UNIT and taught at a boarding school. Later still he aided the Seventh Doctor in vanquishing Morgaine, before settling down for good with his wife Doris.

It was during his battle with the Silence, that the Eleventh Doctor learned the Brigadier had passed away peacefully in his sleep in 2050.

Corporal (Later Sergeant) John Benson

Sergeant John Benton is anlother fictional character in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, played by John Levene. He was the senior NCO of the British contingent of UNIT.

Corporal, and later Sergeant Benton was a loyal UNIT sergeant of many years standing. In service he fought Cybemen, Daleks, Sea Devils and poisonous giant maggots amongst others.

He was once accidentally regressed back to a baby (a process which was reversed!) and also helped the Doctor’s first three incarnations unite to defeat Omega. Later he became a Regimental Sergeant Major.

According to the Brigadier, he left UNIT and became a used car salesman.

Captain James Munro

Captain James “Jimmy” Munro (The Devil Goblins from Neptune) was a UNIT officer who served under Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. He was assigned to cordoning off Oxley Woods after the second fall of Nestenemeteorites and was the first to come across the TARDIS and the Third Doctor. When the story leaked to the press, he refused to answer the reporters’ questions.

He later helped the Doctor defeat the Nestene invasion, during which he interrogated Sam Seeley and was forced by a Nestene duplicate of Major General Scobie to hand over a Nestenemeteorite.

He was then part of a raid on the Auto Plastics factory that fought a squad of Autons. (Spearhead from Space, Who Killed Kennedy)

Munro later went back to the regular army, (The Scales of Injustice) but later went to work at UNIT Central Control in Geneva. (The Devil Goblins from Neptune)

In an alternate timeline, Munro attained the rank of general in UNIT. (Prisoners of the Sun). Munro is more well known from the Dr Who literature than the TV series.

The U.N.I.T. force so far. Five infantry sections, two, support teams and three heroes. There are another four or five sections to complete.

Tomorrow something different.

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