RIP Dad's Army star Clive Dunn: Tributes paid to former Sevenoaks School pupil

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By kentsussex | Thursday, November 08, 2012, 11:40

Clive Dunn, the actor who played Lance Corporal Jones in Dad's Army, died on Tuesday aged 92 in Portugal from complications following an operation.

Dunn - who went to Sevenoaks School - became famous for his catchphrases "Don't panic, don't panic" and "They don't like it up 'em" in the hit show.

He later became a recording star in 1971 when his single, Grandad, reached number one in the charts.

Born in London in January 1920, he studied at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts before making his acting debut in the 1930s.

His career was interrupted by World War II, during which he spent four years as a German prisoner, and he later said that Dad's Army, which ran from 1968 to 1977, was his revenge on his captors.

He is survived by his wife Priscilla Morgan and two daughters, Jessica and Polly.

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