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Trustees of the
KOHIMA Educational Trust

Lieutenant Colonel Colin Vaudin

Lt Col C Vaudin
Lt Col Colin Vaudin

Lieutenant Colonel Colin Vaudin was born in 1971 in Guernsey.  He was commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals in 1991. His early career included operational tours in Northern Ireland and Kosovo, and also reading for an Engineering Honours degree in Information Systems Engineering. After promotion to Major he worked in the Army’s career management headquarters, before attended Advanced Command and Staff course.  This included a year reading a specialist Master of Science Degree in Defence Simulation and Modelling at Cranfield University.
 
Lieutenant Colonel Vaudin commanded 39th Infantry Brigade Signal Squadron for the final two years of Operation BANNER in Northern Ireland.  He then worked as Military Assistant to the Director General, Information Systems and Services.  He subsequently completed an operational tour in Iraq as part of the United States Department of Defence and Department of State interagency theatre planning staff.  Here he was responsible for rewriting the Iraq campaign plan and advising the Iraqi National Security Advisor.  At the end of this tour he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
 
Lt Col Vaudin has just completed a tour at the Ministry of Defence’s strategic think-tank, the Development Concepts and Doctrine Centre.  He was responsible for the development of the highest level NATO and UK campaign planning doctrine.  He took command of 2nd Signal Regiment in York in October 2011.
 
Colin Vaudin is married to Jenny and has two children; Nick and Kate.  His extra-mural interests are military history, rugby, hill walking, off-shore sailing and golf.  Lt Col Vaudin planned and led the first military educational study tour to Volgograd (formally Stalingrad) in Russia and has led arduous adventurous training expeditions to Chile, Kenya, Tanzania and Nepal.


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