Approved | | Comedy, War
Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by winning the Star Squad prize with his very last platoon of newly called-up National Servicemen. But what a motley bunch they turn out to be.
Patrick Newell was originally cast in Carry on Sergeant but when he turned up on the first morning he saw that the army sergeant who was going to drill the actors for the film was the same one that had drilled him when he was in the army and said that he wasn't going to go through that again and left.
James Bailey: Well, that's a matter of opinion.
When written, the sergeant's name is shown to be Grimshawe - except on the training results board in Captain Potts' office, where it is Grimshaw.