Vale, Windsor Davies
Perhaps best known for his epic portrayal of Battery Sergeant Major Williams in the Perry & Croft (they also did Dad’s Army and Allo’ Allo!) WWII sitcom It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, the British actor Windsor Davies has passed at age 88.
Davies, who served in the East Surrey Regiment in the 1950s in Egypt on the lead-up to the Suez Crisis, captured a CSM brilliantly, some would say. Perry & Croft would know, as they served themselves, in India, where It Ain’t Half Hot Mum was set.
For sci-fi nerds, he also appeared in B&W Doctor Who episodes (with the Second Doctor) and voiced Sergeant Major Zero in the Terrahawks.
You can bet that caricatures of Williams/Davies will endure forever.