11th December 2017
Charles Vere-Whiting was commissioned into The Royal Welch Fusiliers and during his early Regimental Duty served in various appointments in the UK, Northern Ireland, Canada, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Bosnia.
As a staff officer, he has served at the UK’s Permanent Joint HQ (PJHQ) and at HQ Central Command in the USA as a Military Assistant, on secondment to the Security Service as a Counter Terrorism planner, as a UK Special Forces planner at the UK’s PJHQ and at Army HQ within the Force Development and Training command as the lead for developing the policy for Officer training and education.
At Regimental Duty, he commanded A Company 1st Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers as part of the 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment Battle Group during Op TELIC 4 in Maysan Province, Iraq (for which he was Mentioned in Dispatches) and then as Senior Major, Chief of Staff and then acting Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Battle Group (as the Theatre Reserve Battalion for Iraq and Afghanistan) and as part of 11 (Light) Brigade during Op HERRICK 11.
Charles retired on promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in 2012 and now co-owns a thriving business leadership and advisory consultancy that focuses on supporting business leaders to develop their decision making capability, their strategy and the processes and structures that support these. He lives near Marlborough and is married with 2 young children. His wife, Julie, is an officer in the Army Reserve.