As a film version of Dad's Army is released, BBC News looks at the life of Arnold Ridley, the only actor in the original television series to serve in both World War One and Two.

The real-life wars of Dad's Army actor

As a film version of Dad's Army is released, BBC News looks at the life of Arnold Ridley, the only actor in the original television series to serve in both World War One and Two.

Why I hate Private Godfrey: Actor Arnold Ridley's son on how Dad's Army belittled his father's awesome heroism

Why I hate Private Godfrey: Actor Arnold Ridley's son on how Dad's Army belittled his father's awesome heroism

William Arnold Ridley, OBE as Private Charles Godfrey Born: 7 Jan 1896 Died: 12 Mar 1984 (aged

Dad's Army - Arnold Ridley - Private Godfrey

† Arnold Ridley (January 1896 - March British stagewriter and actor, o. known from the comedyseries of Dad's Army.

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Rey is an incredible lead for this fantastic movie! Love her, and I am so glad Star Wars created another female character I can look up to, as opposed to the idiots we are subjected to in of films. They set the bar with General Leia, and Rey does N

The Ghost Train By Arnold Ridley.

Early copy of the Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley, who served with Somerset Light Infantry in Later starred as Private Godfrey in Dad's Army

Another picture of the cast of DaD's army with Arnold Ridley.

Sitcom about the Home Guard during the Second World War

Arnold Ridley interviewed on BBC.

Arnold Ridley interviewed on BBC.

Arnold Ridley Burial: Bath Abbey * Bath Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority Somerset, England

Arnold Ridley Burial: Bath Abbey * Bath Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority Somerset, England

Arnold Ridley and other actors in Dad's Army .

Arnold Ridley and other actors in Dad's Army .

The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley | by brizzle born and bred

“Actor Arnold Ridley fought with the Somerset Light Infantry during the Great War.

Arnold Ridley as Pte Godfrey

The real-life wars of Dad's Army actor

Arnold Ridley's The Ghost Train the movie .

Arnold Ridley's The Ghost Train the movie .

Dad’s Army Arnold Ridley Went From real British Soldier to Playing One on TV

Dad’s Army Arnold Ridley Went From real British Soldier to Playing One on TV

The cast of DAD's army with Arnold Ridley.

That's because the is so obsessed with the classic BBC sitcom Dad's Army he has even built a shrine at his house to the Home Guard and the war years

Arnold Ridley and Daisy Ridley

The real-life wars of Dad's Army actor

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