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Pictures from the new Dad's Army set revealed

A parade takes place on the set of the new Dad's Army film in Bridlington, East Yorkshire Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

A Yorkshire seaside town was transformed into the fictional 1940s town of Walmington-on-Sea today as filming for the new Dad's Army movie got underway.

Actor Bill Nighy who plays Sergeant Wilson, on the set of the new Dad's Army film Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Hundreds of people travelled to the Old Town of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, to catch a glimpse of cast members including Bill Nighy and Toby Jones don their uniforms and shoot scenes for the upcoming film as the coastal town took a step back in time by more than 70 years.

Throughout the day extras were seen marching through the streets in full military regalia and old-school bunting and British flags were strung up around the town as the camaraderie and atmosphere of a country at war was lovingly recreated.

Extras on the set of the new of the new Dad's Army film Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Since filming began last month the cast have been seen filming in various locations along the Yorkshire coast but it was today's big set scenes that drew in the crowds.

Based on the iconic TV sitcom the Dad's Army film will follow the amusing exploits of a group of local home guard soldiers in a small coastal town during WWII.

Actor Michael Gambon who plays Godfrey, on the set of the new Dad's Army film Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The iconic Captain Mainwaring will be played by Toby Jones, while Bill Nighy will take on the part of his second-in-command, Sergeant Wilson.

Sir Tom Courtney will also star in the film as Corporal Jones and Sir Michael Gambon will be seen playing the role of Godfrey.