Eighth Colonel's man
From the Colonel's Regiment
Like "the fifth Beatle", this is a position that has sparked much controversy over the years. As the Colonel's Regiment comprises seven people, it has often been discussed that the addition of an eighth Colonel's Man would make booking hotels easier. Nevans filled this role successfully in 2 Dublin, but was unable to come on the following break to 3 Stockholm. Possible candidates for the eighth Colonel's man included Mike Nolan, Mark Butcher, Frank Bruno and Jon Voight.
However, at the draw in 11 Gdańsk, following a gruelling induction period spanning two breaks, Jon Gair finally achieved what in some people's eyes is the ultimate accolade: full Colonel's man status. It is still unclear whether his presence made booking hotels easier.
On Mission 22 22 Lisbon a toast was inaugurated to formalize the honour of being proposed as a potential eighth Colonel's man. The inaugural award was made to Jon Voight in recognition of his services to German-US understanding.