Colonel George Escargot is the highly eccentric fort commander. His bizarre grip on the real world can be summed up by his belief that "those warmongers of Switzerland" have declared war on him. He is totally unsuitable for the job. He’s completely bonkers.
He has been receiving psychiatric help for decades, but as he's oblivious to his insanity (and, because he is the commanding officer) he chooses to ignore it.
The Colonel's' first appearance in November 1978
The Escargot Family
He is married: From March 1981
He has a daughter who often visits him at the Fort: From March 1999
...and two sons: From April 1991
From May 2003
...and an estranged brother: From June 2001