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Complainant Name:
Colin Taylor

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Colin Taylor, Chairman of the Barmy Army Film Club, complained that a photograph of him and John Stanford dressed in Home Guard uniform as Private Pike and Corporal Jones from the television programme “Dads Army” had been used out of context to accompany an article about a German-themed wedding. He emphasised that they were neither invited to, nor attended, the wedding which was the subject of the article. In fact, his organisation – “The Barmy Army Film Club” – raised money for the RAF Benevolent Fund and Royal British Legion.

Resolution:

The newspaper apologised to the complainant and indicated that it understood his wish to clarify the matter. The complaint was therefore resolved when the newspaper published a letter from the complainant with the following wording:

"The photograph of me and John Stanford, dressed in Home Guard uniform as Dad's Army's Private Pike and Corporal Jones, accompanying the article Who do you think you're kidding, Mr Sweeney? (Mail) was used entirely out of context.

We were neither invited to, nor attended, the German-style wedding which was the focus of that report.

Mr Stanford and I were attending a separate event at the same location as part of my charitable organisation, The Barmy Army Film Club

(www.barmyarmyfilmclub.com) which raises money for the RAF Benevolent Fund and Royal British Legion.

COLIN TAYLOR, chairman: Barmy Army Film Club"

Report: 76



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