DAAS History

Below is a chronological list of DAAS(UK) events and activities we have been involved with. 
It includes the release date of each of our society magazines.
We have tried to make the list as complete as possible.

14 May 2022
DAAS Member's Meal, Thetford, with special guests Jonathan Pertwee, Charles Garland and Ralph Montague.
April 2022
PTSS99 distributed
November 2021
PTSS98 distributed
26 September 2021
40s event at Bressingham with special guests
25 September 2021
DA Museum events plus DAAS Members Meal
April 2021
PTSS97 distributed
December 2020
PTSS96 distributed
August 2020
PTSS95 distributed
April 2020
Special Isolation PTSS distributed
December 2019
PTSS94 distributed
August 2019
PTSS93 distributed
12 May 2019
DAAS Weekend
40s event at Bressingham with special guests
11 May 2019
DAAS Weekend
DA Museum events plus DAAS  members Meal in evening
10 May 2019
DAAS Weekend
Radio Hour at Carnegie Rooms, Thetford plus Q&A with special guests
April 2019
PTSS92 distributed
15 March 2019
Recording of Lost Episodes 'Under Fire'.
Pinewood Studios
8 March 2019
Recording of Lost Episodes 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker'
Pinewood Studios
1 March 2019
Recording of Lost Episodes 'A Stripe for Frazer'
Pinewood Studios
December 2018
PTSS91 distributed
July 2018
PTSS90 distributed
12 May 2018
Tour of Locations (on STANTA)
Member's Meal at Thetford Giludhall
Guests included all those from the previous nights event, plus Felicity Montagu.
11 May 2018
An Evening Celebrating the work of Croft & Perry
Attended by Frank Williams, Michael Knowles, Harold Snoad, John Clegg, Nicholas Ridley, Jonathan Pertwee and Linda James.
April 2018
Extra Edition of PTSS distributed (UK)
December 2017
PTSS89 distributed
August 2017
PTSS88 distributed
13 May 2017
Member's Meal at The Bell, Thetford
Attended by Frank Williams, Michael Knowles, John Clegg, Harold Snoad & Ronnie Grainge
March 2017
PTSS87 distributed
December 2016
PTSS86 distributed
23 October 2016
Jimmy Perry passes away aged 93
August 2016
PTSS85 distributed
20 - 22 May 2016
Dad's Army Weekend
Attended by Frank Williams, Jeffrey Holland, Harold Snaod, Michael Knowles, John Clegg, Peter Sinclair Perry (plus the Webb Twins on Sunday).
April 2016
PTSS84 distributed
December 2015
PTSS83 distributed
August 2015
PTSS82 distributed
20 June 2015
Member's Meal at The Bell, Thetford
Attended by our friends Ian Lavender, Frank Williams, Harold Snoad,Michael Knowles, Jeffrey Holland, John Clegg & Gordon Peters.
19 June 2015
An evening with Frank Williams at the Carnegie Rooms, Thetford
April 2015
PTSS81 disributed
14 February 2015
Pamela Cundell passes away aged 95.
December 2014
PTSS80 distributed
15 November 2014
Members take part in the new Dad's Army film, Bridlington
July 2014
PTSS79 distributed
April 2014
PTSS78 distributed
December 2013
PTSS77 distributed
August 2013
PTSS76 distributed
27 May 2013
Bill Pertwee passes away aged 86.
Bill will be sadly missed  and played an important role in the Society right up until his death.
His last public appearance was at our member's meal and the Bressingham event the previous weekend.
19 May 2013
Bressingham 1940's day
Attended by Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Jeffrey Holland, John Clegg, The Webb twins, Jimmy Perry, Mary Husband, Ronnie Grainge & Charles Garland
18 May 2013
Member's Meal at The Bell Thetford
Attended by Bill Pertwee,  Frank Williams, Jeffrey Holland, John Clegg, The Webb twins, Jimmy Perry, Mary Husband, Ann Croft,  Ronnie Grainge & Charles Garland
April 2013
PTSS75 distributed
17 December 2012
PTSS74 distributed
6 November 2012
Clive Dunn passes peacefully away in Portugal
13 October 2012
Members Tour of film Locations with special guest Frank Williams
Followed by:
Members Meal held at the Hit & Miss, Penn Street, Amersham.Attended by Jimmy Perry, Frank Williams, Mary Husband, Jeff Holland and Harold Snoad.
Jimmy Perry announced new film with a female Mrs Mainwaring!
August 2012
PTSS 73 distributed
26 May 2012
DAAS Local Event at Southport
April 2012
PTSS 72 distributed
December 2011
PTSS 71 distributed
27 September 2011
David Croft passes peacefully away at his home in Portugal
September 2011
PTSS 70 distributed
July 2011
PTSS 69 distributed
8 May 2011
Croft & Perry Day at Bressingham
with special guests Jimmy Perry, David Croft, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Ronnie Grainge, Harold Snoad, Jeff Holland, John Clegg & The Webb Twins
7 May 2011
Member's Meal at The Bell, Thetford
Special Guests: Jimmy Perry, David Croft, Pamela Cundel, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Michael Knowles, Harold Snoad, Ronnie Grainge
April 2011
PTSS68 distributed
19 March 2011
An Audience with Bill Pertwee
Held at The Globe Hotel, Topsham nr Exeter
February 2011
PTSS67 distributed
November 2010
PTSS66 distributed
July 2010
PTSS65 distributed
20 June 2010
Croft and Perry Day at Bressingham.
With special guests from the member's meal plus Jeff Holland
19 June 2010
Captain Mainwaring statue unveiling.
Members Meal at the Carnegie Rooms, Thetford.
Special guests Jimmy Perry, David Croft, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Philip Madoc, Ronnie Grainge, Harold Snoad, John Clegg.
April 2010
PTSS64 distributed
December 2009
PTSS63 distributed
November 2009
Vicar & Chips - An Evening with Frank Williams
Held at 'Our Lady Help of Christians' church hall, Kentish Town
October 2009
DAAS Local Event - Coventry ('Another Godiva Affair').
Held at The Walsgrave Hospital Social Club, Coventry
In honour of Eric Longworth , attended by Steven Longworth
September 2009
PTSS 62 distributed.
July 2009
PTSS 61 distributed
10 May 2009
Perry & Croft Day - Bressingham
With guests attending from our member's meal, with the exception of Philip Madoc, but with the addition of Yvonne Marsh and a passing by of Rick Wakeman!
9 May 2009
Locations Tour
With special guest Frank Williams
Included access to Stanta Training area.
Member's Meal - The Park Hotel, Diss
Attended by: Jimmy Perry, David Croft, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Michael Knowles, John Clegg, Harold Snoad, Philip Madoc, Ronnie Grainge & Mary Husband
4 April 2009
Local Event - Whitmore Hall
Special guests Frank Williams with Ronnie Grainge
March 2009
PTSS60 distributed
December 2008
PTSS59 distributed
September 2008
PTSS58 distributed
27 July 2008
Dad's Army Weekends at Thetford
DAAS Sales stand in attendance
Attended by Bill Pertwee, Ian Lavender, Colin Bean, David Croft & Harold Snoad
9 July 2008
40th Anniversary Event
Imperial War Museum
Attended by David & Ann Croft, Jimmy Perry, Clive Dunn, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Eric Longworth, Harold Snoad, Mary Husband , Joan LeMesurier, Ronnie Grainge, Donald Hewlett, Jeffrey Holland & Dame Vera Lynn.
June 2008
PTSS57 distributed.
11 May 2008
Perry & Croft Day at Bressingham
With guestsfrom the previous evenings meal minus David & Ann Croft but with Ian Lavender.
10 May 2008
'Lite' Locations Tour
With guest passengers Frank Williams and Harold Snoad.
Member's Meal
Attended by David & Ann Croft, Jimmy Perry, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Michael Knowles, Harold Snoad, John Clegg, Mary Husband , Joan LeMesurier.
April 2008
PTSS56 distributed
December 2007
PTSS55 distributed
October 2007
PTSS54 distributed.
August 2007
PTSS 53 distributed.
13 May 2007
1940 & 1950's Weekend at Bressingham with DA Stars appearing Sunday
Attended by cast members from Members Meal (except Ann Croft).
12 May 2007
DAAS Members Meal
Held at The Chequers Inn, Bressingham
Attended by David & Ann Croft, Jimmy Perry, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Eric Longworth, Mary Husband , Joan LeMesurier.
March 2007
PTSS 52 distributed
17 March 2007
DAAS Local Event at Whiteley Village, Surrey
Special guests, Bill Pertwee, Pamela Cundell & Frank Williams
December 2006
PTSS 51 distributed
28 October 2006
DAAS Local Event at Wigan
Special guest - Colin Bean.
October 2006
PTSS 50 distributed
9 - 10 September 2006
2 Day Tour of Locations
Thetford and surrounding area, including Stanta.
August 2006
PTSS 49 distributed
17 June 2006
DAAS Local Event at Whiteley Village, Surrey
Special guests, Bill Pertwee, Eric Longworth & Gordon Peters
May 14 2006
Perry & Croft Day at Bressingham, attended by guests from the DAAS Meal plus:
Ian Lavender, Donald Hewlett, The Webb Twins & Suzie Bran
May 13 2006
DAAS Members Meal
Held at The Chequers, Bressingham
Attended by Jimmy Perry, David & Ann Croft, Bill Pertwee, Clive Dunn, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Eric Longworth, Jeffery Holland, Michael Knowles, Harold Snoad, Mary Husband & Joan LeMesurier
April 2006
PTSS 48 Distributed
January 2006
PTSS 47 distributed
October 2005
PTSS 46 distributed.
June 2005
PTSS 45 distributed
15 May 2005
Dad's Army Day at Bressingham, attended by guests from the DAAS Meal.
14 May 2005
DAAS Members Meal
Held at The Chequers Inn, Bressingham.
Attended by David & Ann Croft, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Harold Snoad and Eric Longworth.
March 2005
PTSS 44 distributed
10 February 2005
DAAS 'Commander'Jack Wheeler passes away peacefully at his home. He was 83.
January 2005
PTSS 43 distributed
November 2004
PTSS 42 distributed.
23 October 2004
Worthing Local Event
Held at the Richmond Room, Worthing from 12pm.
Special guest Eric Longworth
1 October 2004
DAAS attend the Great Yarmouth Film Festival.
Included showing of two episodes filmed in the area,(Sons of the Sea and Menace from the Deep) and attended by Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Bill Pertwee & Harold Snoad.
26 September 2004
DAAS attend BBC Radio Gloucester Open Day
July 2004
PTSS 41 distributed
Maurice Tondelier takes over Audio Library from Chris Leather
March 2004
PTSS 40 distributed
December  2003
PTSS 39 distributed.
4 October 2003
10th Anniversary Convention
Held at The Court Theatre, Tring from  10.30am
Guests attending: Jimmy Perry, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Eric Longworth,  Brenda Cowling, Harold Snoad, Gordon Peters, Jeffery Holland & Mary Husband.
Event included performance of 'The Lost Episodes' by the Tring Festival Company. Members received a bottle of Dad's Army Anniversary Ale and a commemorative programme.  
September 2003
PTSS 38 distributed.
12 July  2003
Worthing Local Event
Held at The Richmond Room, Worthing from 12pm.
Guests attending: Bill Pertwee & Rosie Faith
July 2003
PTSS 37 distributed.
11 May 2003
Dad's Army Day at Bressingham.
Guests attending: Jimmy Perry, Ian Lavender, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Eric Longworth & Harold Snoad.
10 May 2003
The Dad's Army Street Party, hosted by the DAAS.
Held in The Dad's Army Collection, Bressingham, from 18.30
Guests attending:Jimmy Perry, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Eric Longworth, Harold Snoad & Mary Husband.
26 - 27 April 2003
DAAS Tour of North Norfolk Locations (including Stanta)
Visits included the North Norfolk Railway, Great Yarmouth & Coltishall
March 2003
PTSS 36 distributed.
December 2002
PTSS 35 and new membership cards distributed. Three year membership option introduced. Taken up by apx 70% of membership.
16 November 2002
DAAS Local Event - Coventry ('The Godiva Affair').
Held at The Walsgrave Hospital Social Club, Coventry from 12pm.
Guests attending: Frank Williams, Eric Longworth & Ronnie Grange
September 2002
PTSS 34 distributed
Membership fees increase (still cheaper than 1994!!!)
Three year membership option introduced.
27 July 2002
DAAS Local Event - Portsmouth.
Held at The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.
Guests attending: Cast members from the Portsmouth stage play, Ian Gower (from The Court Theatre, Tring) & local ex Home Guard members.
24 - 27 July 2002
We Are The Boys - A Stage play by Nick Scovel.
Performed at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.
The DAAS had a sales stand each night.
June 2002
PTSS 33 (Vol3 No1) distributed.
12 May 2002
Dad's Army Day at Bressingham.
Guests attending:Jimmy Perry, David Croft, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Eric Longworth, Wendy Richard, Brenda Cowling, Harold Snoad & Charles Garland.
11 May 2002
The Dad's Army Street Party, hosted by the DAAS.
Held in The Dad's Army Collection, Bressingham, from 19.00
Guests attending: Jimmy Perry, David Croft, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Eric Longworth, Brenda Cowling, Harold Snoad & Charles Garland.
4 May 2002
Feature Film showing held at The New Olympus Theatre, Gloucester.
23 - 27 April 2002
A Tribute to Dad's Army - A stage play by Ian Gower.
Performed at The Court Theatre, Pendley.
The DAAS had a sales stand each night.
Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundell, Eric Longworth & Philip Madoc attended the last performance of the adapations of 'The Godiva Affair' & 'The Deadly Attachment'.
20 - 21 April 2002
DAAS Tour of Locations - including Stanta
Tour also included Sunday morning coffee at David Croft's home!
March 2002
PTSS 32 distributed.
February 2002
PTSS magazines available as PDF files on CD, Volumes 1 & 2
December 2001
PTSS 31 distributed.
22 September 2001
DAAS Local Event - Wigan.
Held at Wigan Pier.
Guest attending: Colin Bean.
15 September 2001
DAAS Local Event - Cardiff.
Held at The Pendragon public house, Thornhill.
Guest attending: Brython Thomas (brother of the late Talfryn Thomas).
September 2001
PTSS 30 distributed.
June 2001
PTSS 29 distributed.
Chris Leather takes over the Audio Library, and rebuilds archive material following the loss of some tapes to its former host.
Maurice Tondelier takes over the Video Library from Tony Carville, in addition to handling the DAASNZ 'Platoon Attention' orders.
13 May 2001
Dad's Army Day at Bressingham.
Guests attending: Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Pamella Cundell & Philip Madoc.
March 2001
PTSS 28 distributed.
Audio Library suspended when Barry Homer 'disappears' with DAAS money and property.
January 2001
PTSS 27 distributed.
14 October 2000
DAAS Local Event - Bristol.
Held at The Hatchet public house, Bristol.
Guests attending: Eric Longworth & Richard Webber.
30 September 2000
DAAS Local Event - Newcastle.
Held at The Station Hotel, Newcastle.
16 September 2000
DAAS Local Event - Maidstone.
Held at Beltring Hop Farm, Kent.
Guest attending: Bill Pertwee.
September 2000
PTSS 26 distributed.
July 2000
PTSS 25 distributed.
Barry Homer takes over the Audio Library from Nick Randall.
14 May 2000
Dad's Army Convention & Opening of The Dad's Army Collection.
Held at Bressingham Steam Museum from 10.00.
Guests attending: Jimmy Perry, David Croft, Bill Pertwee, Clive Dunn, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundel, Eric Longworth, Wendy Richard, Harold Snoad, Mary Husband, Joan LeMesurier, Kay Beck, Brenda Cowling, Charles Garland
13 May 2000
Dad's Army Day at Thetford.
Civic Reception held at Town Council offices, followed by a procession through the town of period vehicles, including Jones' van, finishing outside Thetford Guildhall (Walmington Town Hall).
Guests attending: Jimmy Perry, David Croft, Bill Pertwee, Clive Dunn, Frank Williams, Pamela Cundel, Eric Longworth, Felix Bowness, Harold Snoad, Mary Husband, Joan LeMesurier, Kay Beck, Brenda Cowling, Charles Garland
March 2000
PTSS 24 distributed.
December 1999
PTSS 23 distributed.
September 1999
PTSS 22 distributed.
25 July 1999
Dad's Army Day at Bressingham Steam Museum.
Guest attending: Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams and Pamela Cundell
24 July 1999
Jimmy Perry unveils a plaque at the Bell Hotel, Thetford, commemorating the gathering of the cast and crew for the very first episode.
June 1999
PTSS 21 distributed
Walmington Town Plan & Guide update available.
Dad's Army Handbook (revised edition) published.
10 April 1999
DAAS Local Event - Basingstoke.
Held at May's Bounty Cricket Ground from 12pm.
Guests attending: Harold Snoad & Felix Bowness.
March 1999
PTSS 20 distributed.
Tony Carville takes over the Video Library from Nick Randall.
December 1998
PTSS 19 distributed.
26 - 27 September 1998
DAAS Tour of Locations - including Stanta Training Area.
12 September 1998
DAAS Local Event - York.
Held at The Bonding Warehouse from 12pm.
Guests attending: Frank Williams and Alec Coleman.
September 1998
PTSS 18 distributed.
The Dad's Army Information & Continuity Project (DAICOP) set up by member Gordon Brodie.
31 July 1998
Dad's Army 30th Anniversary Souvenir Cover produced by Benham.
Limited to 1,000 editions, each signed by the existing stars and writers of the show.
Launch held at The Imperial War Museum.
June 1998
PTSS 17 (Vol2 No1) distributed.
18 April 1998
Dad's Army 30th Anniversary Convention.
Held at The Oval Cricket Ground, Banquetting Suite from 10.00
Guests attending were: Jimmy Perry, David Croft, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams, Clive Dunn, Ian Lavender, Pamela Cundell, Colin Bean, Eric Longworth, Felix Bowness, Brenda Cowling, Philip Madoc, Hugh Cecil, Hugh Hastings, Harold Snoad, Michael Knowles, Joan Le Mesurier, Kay Beck, Charles Garland, Carmen Silvera, Jeffery Holland, Gladys Sinclair, John Hart Dyke
April 1998
DAAS Handbook published.
March 1998
PTSS 16 distributed.
December 1997
PTSS 15 distributed.
Included a self-cling window sticker as a free gift.
September 1997
PTSS 14 distributed.
DAAS website opened.
June 1997
PTSS 13 distributed.
27 April 1997
DAAS Tour of Locations.
March 1997
PTSS 12 distributed.
December 1996
PTSS 11 distributed.
Tony Pritchard joins the DAAS 'Adjutant' team.
19 October 1996
Dad's Army Convention in York.
Held at the Bonding Warehouse from 14.00.
Guests attending: Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams & Eric Longworth.
Frank Williams made Vice-President of the DAAS.
September 1996
PTSS 10 distributed.
June 1996
PTSS 9 distributed.
Press cuttings archive introduced, collated by Chris Leather.
Nick Randall now running the Merchandise section, Video & Audio Libraries.
March 1996
PTSS 8 distributed.
December 1995
PTSS 7 distributed.
Tom Muldoon (Tadge's son) made honorary life member.
August 1995
PTSS 6 distributed (photocopied issue due to limited time and costs).
June 1995
Jack Wheeler takes over as 'Commander-in-Chief' following the tragic death of Society founder Tadge Muldoon. Assisted by Paul Carpenter and Nick Randall.
May 1995
PTSS 5 distributed.
The word 'new' is dropped from the society name.
April 1995
Dave Homewood produces first issue of the DAASNZ magazine 'Plattoon Attention'.
19 March 1995
First DAAS location visit, to Chalfont St Giles.
4 March 1995
First DAAS Convention, 'An Audience with Private Sponge', held at the Victory Services Club, Central London from 19.30. (Thanks to John Simpson for exact date.)
December 1994
PTSS 4 distributed.
July 1994
PTSS 3 distributed.
Februrary 1994
PTSS 2 distributed.
September 1993
PTSS 1 distributed.
Originally called 'The New Dad's Army Appreciation Society', Founded by Tadge Muldoon from Keighley in Yorkshire, assisted by Steph Castle.

This, the current Society has no connection with the previous attempt.
February 1990
Member's Magazine Issued.
Founded by David Lovering from Exeter.
Note: This was the one and only issue for the original society.