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Colonel (Retired) Ian A Brazier

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Colonel (Retired) Ian A Brazier

Ian Brazier was commissioned into The Second Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in June 1975, as they prepared to move to Paderborn. He remained with 2RRF in Germany and in various tours of Ireland including the residential tour at Palace Barracks. He served as a Platoon Commander and Company Second in Command in A Company for 4 years and was appointed Adjutant in Hemer, remaining in post until Berlin, where he commanded B Company. After the 2RRF Falklands deployment, having completed nearly 10 years with the battalion, he was posted to the appointment of Chief Instructor (Urban) at the Northern Ireland Training Advisory Team (NITAT) UK, before attending The Army Staff College. He then served as Chief of Staff, Berlin Infantry Brigade. Thereafter he assumed command of C Company 3 RRF in Cyprus and Catterick after which he returned, for a period, to 2RRF as Bn 2IC.
He was promoted to Lt Col and appointed Chief of Intelligence in the Ace Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC) in Germany and Bosnia. He commanded the Joint Support Unit at SHAPE Headquarters and returned to HQ ARRC as Chief G1 in Kosovo. After 2 years in what was St George's Barracks, Sutton Coldfield on force support restructuring and contracting. He was promoted to Colonel and assumed command of The Joint Support Unit, Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood. He retired in Jul 2009. He was appointed to be Executive Director (CEO) of The Foster Care Co-operative, a not for profit UK wide foster care organisation, in September 09.
He has been married to Julie for 34 years and has a son, Luke, working in London in PR and a daughter, Victoria, who has just graduated from Exeter University.

Col Braziers 1st Message to the Association