'Don't tell them your name, Pike!' The Band of the Coldstream Guards pays tribute to Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry, by performing the original arrangement of the iconic theme tune during the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace this morning.Posted by British Army on Monday, 24 October 2016
The Band of the Coldstream Guards has paid tribute to Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry, who died on Sunday morning after a brief illness.
The 93-year-old, who was also responsible for 'It Ain't Half Hot', passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones.
In tribute, the Coldstream Guards performed the original arrangement of Dad's Army's iconic theme tune, during the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
The quote 'Don't tell them your name, Pike!' refers to a well-known scene from the hit series, when the Home Guard members are confronted by a German soldier who demands the name of the hapless Pike.
Captain Mainwaring's quick retort of "Don't tell him Pike" is one of the programme's best-loved moments.