ooooh shit you have said this to the wrong person
Sergeant John Benton and Captain Mike Yates were the Third Doctor’s companions and part of UNIT they were in the show from around Season 7 to 11 and Benton is in episodes in season 12 and 13 (also he was in season 6 and met the second Doctor, He was in The Three Doctors as well). Mike makes an “appearance” in The Five Doctors and is in Dimensions in Time. Ok so if you are going to say they are not companions well what the hell is this then The what chronicles? the COMPANION CHRONICLES
now if you do not agree with me on this please go away i do not have time for people who do not love the UNIT boys.
Dear Anonymous: Even if you don’t think Benton and Yates count, Steven Taylor certainly does. And Steven was a soldier. He was a captured POW on Mechanus when he first encountered the Doctor and company.
Highlander Jamie McCrimmon: piper and soldier in the Jacobite rebel army.
Ian Chesterton served in the Army, and finished in the Air Force.
Ben Jackson was a sailor on the HMS TEAZER, which was a radio-sensitive fighter ship.
Bret Vyon and his sister Sara Kingdom were sworn officers of the law and never hesitated to use deadly force. They were both soldiers.
Jamie McCrimmon was a fighter for the Jacobites.
Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart (later the Brig) was a soldier’s soldier.
Harry Sullivan was a doctor, but that never stopped him from fighting. He wore his uniform proudly and with distinction.
Leela would have been proud to be called a soldier, for she knew there was no shame in taking battle orders from a commander you trusted.
Wilfred. He was as proud to serve as he was to have never taken a life.
And there are more, and there will be more.