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16 Things You Didn’t Know About British Classic ‘Dad’s Army’

3. Jimmy Perry Was a Home Guard Vet

Dad’s Army co-writer and creator was actually a veteran of the Local Defense Volunteers (the forerunner of the Home Guard). Being seventeen when he joined, Perry was ineligible for combat duty, though he still suffered his own hardships. His mother was opposed to him joining the LDV, because she worried he might catch cold being out at night.

Jimmy Perry

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