I'm pretty sure Jim Davidson wasn't actually in the Armed Forces, but he has been very supportive. On one of his TV shows, he asked the audience "Any Army blokes here?" and was rewarded with a cheer. He said something like: "I've always liked the Army, but if I had had a choice I would have gone for the Navy." His stooge asked why.We were Belize guardship (fairly sure it was the Achilles) when Jim Davidson came aboard with the then world acrobat act
Jim went to the SRs mess for a few, the backing female singers/dancers got rounded up by the wardroom and the acrobat guy went down the JRs - silly move, came up for his act and Jim told him to piss off before he killed himself, he was all over the place really funny especially as it was a small Leander flightdeck
Then Jim went ballistic as the hoccifers had invited over the RFA hoccifers and a lot of them had their wives with them - so he starts with 'I have come to entertain the lads, some of what I am going to do is outrageous - you either put up with it without complaint or leave now'
Next time I saw him was when he was installed as Worshipful Master of the Chelsea Entertainers Lodge 20 years later !
"Because if the captain says 'Charge!' he's got to go with you....."
An echo from my brain tells me I have posted this before, so apologies.