RAF Flight Lieutenants Fairfax and Carstairs (John D. Collins and Nicholas Frankau) (series 1-7, series 9) - Two British airmen trying to get back to England, having been shot down over France. After sticking their heads out from where they are hiding, they say "Hello!" with an exaggerated English accent. At the start of a conversation when talking to one another, Fairfax or Carstairs always starts speaking with the words."I say Fairfax/Carstairs..." On discovery of the tunnel to the British POW camp, all the cafe staff were trapped there including the Resistance and the hostage German officers who then all had to adopt exaggerated English accents as POWs, with large moustaches and flying helmets including the women. On inspection by the German camp guards, they stood to attention saying clichés like "Toodle pip! Good Show! Bang on! Old fruit!" Coming to Geering's turn he let out his frustration at his own commanders by starting the famous British song "Hitler has only got one...". Humour is also derived from the fact that the French cannot understand what the British airmen are saying (and vice-versa) when the show is spoken in English.
Flying Officer Fairfax Quotes
|Season 2 / Episode 7: - Christmas Special - The Gateau from the Chateau|
Flying Officer Carstairs: You never asked who won the Boat Race!
Flying Officer Fairfax: Damm! I knew we called about something!
|Season 1 / Episode 4: - Saville Row To The Rescue|
Flying Officer Fairfax: If the Jerries find us dressed in civvies, it would take a lot of explaining.
Flying Officer Carstairs: If they found us in bed with each other, it would take even more explaining.
Flying Officer Fairfax: Carstairs, are you a grammar-school boy?
Flying Officer Carstairs: [shocked] How do you know?
Flying Officer Fairfax: You're wearing your socks in bed.
Flying Officer Fairfax Photos
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