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The Dad's Army Appreciation Society

President - Frank Williams

Vice President -

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These pages are dedicated to the hit BBC comedy series 'Dad's Army' which ran for nine years from 1968 until 1977. It spawned a full length feature film, a radio series and a musical stage show.
2013 marks the shows 45th anniversary and the Society's 20th.

The DAAS is run by a small group of individuals and has over 1500 members from all parts of the globe. The Society is dedicated to keeping the show alive and we have accumulated many rare items, including video and audio material, cine film and many on location photographs. Our collection is available for all members to borrow through our video and audio libraries. We have also collected information from a variety of people involved in the making of the series, including many local people involved in one way or another when they were filming, mainly around the Thetford area of Norfolk.

The Society produces a full colour magazine for members every four months and has arranged regular member's dinners which have always been attended by several of the original cast, in addition to other events in the year.

The Society, in conjunction with The Bressingham Steam Museum, near Diss in Norfolk, set up the Dad's Army Collection which was officially opened on 14 May 2000 by the shows creators Jimmy Perry & David Croft. Here, in a full size representation of Walmington-on-Sea, many of our accumulated items are on display, along with some of the vehicles used in the series.

In addition to the Bressingham collection, at nearby Thetford they have created their own Dad's Army Museum to commemorate the towns association with the programme. It was here that the cast and crew stayed and used many parts of the town for location filming.
In 2010 the Friends of Thetford Dad's Army Museum commissioned a full size bronze statue of Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring which was unveiled in June 2010 by the late David Croft.
In November 2012 the museum also acquired Jones' van and it will be on show at its new home from Easter 2013.

If you want to know more, we hope these pages will provide some background information, and if you are a fan already, I hope they will add to your enjoyment.

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Dad's Army - This Week, Years Past

The Television Episodes
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Merchandise
Walmington Map
The Radio Episodes
Links
Dad's Army Products
Song Lyrics
Other Characters
Special Guests
What is Dad's Army?
The Main Cast
The Main Characters
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