Brian Aldridge was a student from Oxford University and a friend of Dikembe Umbutu.
A day prior to the War of 1996, Brian spent his day with Dikembe until witnessing the arrival of the aliens. He and Dikembe spent their time in the Old Time Gristle pub while watching the news of the aliens' arrival and their subsequent attack, particularly the destruction of London. Brian was left shocked by what he saw. He then part ways with Dikembe and even giving away his bicycle to him.