Harwich Society’s ‘Dad’s Army’ on parade for Bank Holiday Sunday

The Harwich Society’s very own Private Pike and Captain Mainwaring will be going on parade at Harwich’s Redoubt Fort on Sunday 29th August (Bank Holiday Sunday).

Simon Todd and Grant Harris have proved very popular when they have entertained visitors with their World War II style drills on previous occasions and they will be parading on the gun deck of the Redoubt Fort in full uniform this Bank Holiday Sunday.

Leader of the Redoubt Fort team of volunteers, Dan Beck, says, “With the siren blaring its accompaniment Simon and Grant have a wide range of very realistic World War II style drills and in the setting of the historic Redoubt Fort they provide great entertainment and are a very popular attraction.”

The Harwich Society’s Redoubt Fort volunteers are disappointed that the COVID-19 pandemic has not ended soon enough to allow the annual Redoubt Fort Open Day to take place but are delighted that Simon and Grant will be providing entertainment by going through their routines and interacting with visitors throughout the day.

“They are great fun to watch and Simon and Grant get as much pleasure from performing their World War II routines as the visitors get from watching them,” continued Dan Beck. “With its history, wide range of exhibits and spectacular views over Harwich and its harbour, the Redoubt is always a great place to visit. On Bank Holiday Sunday our very own version of Dad’s Army will make it even more so.”

The Redoubt Fort is open to the public Thursday to Sunday 10AM-4PM until the end of September and then on Sundays until May 2022.

For further information please contact

Press Officer, Garry Calver on 01255 551940

PICTURED: Grant Harris and Simon Todd – Photo © Maria Fowler