Monday, 27 May 2013

Another Light Goes Out In Walmington - Bill Pertwee MBE 1926-2013

Myself with Bill Pertwee in 1998
Its with great sadness Walmington-On-Sea 333 has heard that Bill Pertwee has died.

Known to Dad's Army fans as the eternal thorn in Captain Mainwaring's side, ARP Warden Hodges, Bill portrayed the role on television, radio, film and stage and was a strong supporter of The Dad's Army Appreciation society having been its President for many years.

Bill was also well known for his appearances on BBC Radio's Beyond Our Ken and Round the Horne.

He wrote several books including Dad's Army - The Story of a TV Legend and his autobiography A Funny Way to Make a Living.

Bill's wife Marion McCleod died in 2005 and he was made an MBE for his charity work in 2006.

He died on May 27, 2013 aged 86, he is survived by his son Jonathan.

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