The character of Captain George Mainwaring was played by Arthur Lowe. He was the local bank manager for Swallow Bank in Walmington-on-Sea.
The character of Sergeant Arthur Wilson was played by John Le Mesurier. He was the chief bank clerk for Swallow’s Bank under Captain Mainwaring. He was in a relationship with Mavis Pike, mother of Private Frank Pike. Frank often called Sergeant Wilson “Uncle Arthur”.
Lance Corporal Jones
Clive Dunn played the character of Lance Corporal Jack Jones, one of the oldest member’s of the platoon. He was the butcher for Walmington-on-Sea assisted by a local boy called Raymonde.
The character of Private Charles Godfrey was played by Arnold Ridley. He was a retired assistant from the Civil Service Stores. He lives in Cherry Tree Cottage with his sisters Dolly and Cissy. Dolly is known for her upside-down cakes.
Private James Frazer is a platoon member and the local undertaker in Walmington-on-Sea. The character was portrayed by John Laurie.
The character of Private Joe Walker was played by James Beck. He was a black market Spiv or, as he liked to call himself, a Wholesales Supplier.
The character Private Frank Pike was played by Ian Lavender. He is the junior bank clerk for Swallow’s Bank.
Chief Warden Hodges
The character of Chief ARP Warden William Hodges was played by Bill Pertwee. He was the greengrocer for Walmington-on Sea and was given the power of Chief Air Raid Warden for the seaside town at the outbreak of war.
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