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Old 19th Jan 2019, 11:32
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Windsor Davies RiP

Whilst he may have been a caricature of a SWO or RSM for the Army people amongst us, one does remember those who displayed some of those traits.

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Old 19th Jan 2019, 12:38
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RIP, ‘BSM Williams’ ... what a wonderful characterisation to which I suspect many here can relate.

My thanks for the laughs, Mr Davies, of which there were many.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 12:56
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What a great loss - he was inspirational.

RIP, Windsor.
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It's oh so tempting to write 'oh dear, how sad......' but it is sad as BSM Williams was such a classic take off of the old school NCO, an endangered if not now extinct breed.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 15:28
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He was a lovely boy

RIP Windsor
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“Fine pair of shoulders ... show them off”
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Going " Up the jungle" will never be the same again........
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 16:56
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Very sad, a Gentleman who brought so many laughs to so many people.

RIP Windsor
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 21:12
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A fantastic actor. RIP.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 21:31
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I recall he visted Marham in the late 80's to make a FS film. I never did see the end result, but do remember him as being a very personable, down to earth chap.

​​​​​​It looks like someone else has managed to find and post said FS film on Youtube:


RIP Lovely boy!

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Old 19th Jan 2019, 21:53
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We'll miss him.

What a pity he's gone, and what a shame the pc snowflakes refused to show reruns of "It ain't half hot mum".
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 22:52
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R.I.P. Mr Davies. You brought many laughs to many people.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 23:51
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I'd love to think there would be a re-showing of the programme, but I fear that what with BSM Williams calling the concert party a bunch of poofters and Michael Bates playing the bearer in "blackface", I fear that is unlikely as it would all be a bit much for some of today's tender souls. Pity, it was very funny.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 23:53
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
I'd love to think there would be a re-showing of the programme, but I fear that what with BSM Williams calling the concert party a bunch of poofters and Michael Bates playing the bearer in "blackface", I fear that is unlikely as it would all be a bit much for some of today's tender souls. Pity, it was very funny.
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Many years ago, I spent a weekend in Scarborough, and the stage play of "It Aint 'alf Hot Mum" was showing at one of the theatres, so SWMBO took me along. On the Saturday night performance, the officers of the local TA (I presume) had booked out the first two rows of the theatre and they all turned up in their Mess Kit and finery. Windsor Davis came on stage at the start of the show, glanced to the front, and snapped to attention and saluted, asking the Colonel in the middle of the row for permission to carry on. After that, he seamlessly brought the audience into the act - repeatedly advising the senior officer in the play that he was outranked by the front row and commenting upon the standard of dress in the audience. I don' know if it was an Army thing to go along in uniform to watch the show, but on this accession they were used as part of the act so skilfully that it couldn't have been ad lib (could it?). A most enjoyable night, if not quite Shakespeare, but good memories of a very professional performer.
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 12:09
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Mention of Micheal Bates reminds me that he also played a legendary celluloid SNCO.
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 23:29
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 23:46
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A really great actor of his day , and actually quite perceptive in his portrayal. I fear that the dreadful PC brigade will never understand what they have destroyed! Windsor, You will never be forgotten!

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Old 21st Jan 2019, 00:20
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Originally Posted by Wensleydale View Post
Many years ago, I spent a weekend in Scarborough, and the stage play of "It Aint 'alf Hot Mum" was showing at one of the theatres, so SWMBO took me along. On the Saturday night performance, the officers of the local TA (I presume) had booked out the first two rows of the theatre and they all turned up in their Mess Kit and finery. Windsor Davis came on stage at the start of the show, glanced to the front, and snapped to attention and saluted, asking the Colonel in the middle of the row for permission to carry on. After that, he seamlessly brought the audience into the act - repeatedly advising the senior officer in the play that he was outranked by the front row and commenting upon the standard of dress in the audience. I don' know if it was an Army thing to go along in uniform to watch the show, but on this accession they were used as part of the act so skilfully that it couldn't have been ad lib (could it?). A most enjoyable night, if not quite Shakespeare, but good memories of a very professional performer.
There used to be a TA training camp on the northern edge of Scarborough, Burniston Barracks. Long gone now, but back in the day, units would spend a week of their two-week annual camp there, with one week on exercise in the N Yorks area. The "Local TA" you saw was probably an exercising unit. Still TA, but probably not local.

I saw the RAF training video posted on Arrse earlier today, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Such a shame that there weren't more of that kind of production.

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