The cast of the hillarious war-time sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum.
Sergeant Major Williams
- Big "SHUT UP!": He's pretty much the master of this trope.
- Catch Phrase: "SHUT UP!", "My Lovely Boy(s)", "Oh dear. How sad. Never mind", "Mr La-di-da Gunner Graham"
- Deadpan Snarker: On his good days.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Williams never misses a chance to belittle and berate the men under his command, determined to make real soldiers out of the Concert Party.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Williams subjects the Concert Party to a great deal of abuse, most of it stems from his desire to make them into proper soldiers; and, if they're ever in real trouble, Williams shows that he does care about them (such as in episode 40, The Dhobi Wallahs, where he delivers a heartfelt eulogy speech after he thinks Sugden has been killed).
- Large Ham: Seeing him bellowing in his deep voice is one of the show's highlights.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Most of the time, Reynolds comes off as much more reasonable towards the Concert Party, compared to Sergeant Major Williams.
- Your Cheating Heart: A few episodes reveal he is having an affair with Daphne Waddilove-Evans.
Captain Jonathan Ashwood
- Attention Whore: As Gunner Graham puts it, Beaumont would do anything to get his face in front of a camera.
- Crossdresser: Always the leading lady in all the concert party's productions. Ginger Rogers being one of his favourites.
- Team Prima Donna: In every case of the term.
- Took A Level In Bad Ass: "Gloria's Finest Hour", due to having been hit on the head with a coconut. It doesn't last.
Gunner "Lofty" Sugden
- Beware the Nice Ones: In the episode: "Monsoon Madness"
- Butt-Monkey: If there's ever an unpleasent job that must be done, Lofty is the Sgt Major's first choice for it.
- Dumb Is Good: Not too bright, but a friendly sort.
- Morality Pet: Of sorts to Sergeant Major Williams.
- Naïve Newcomer
Gunner "Paderewski" Graham
Gunner "Atlas" Mackintosh
Gunner "Nobby" Clark
Gunner "Nosher" Evans
- Big Eater: There is a reason he's called "Nosher".Evans: Grub's grub. You know, there's thousands of starving people in India. (Continues stuffing himself) There's not enough grub to go around.Graham: I somehow feel that your presence in India isn't helping matters.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: At the beginning and ending of most episodes, and a few times in between.
- Catchphrase: "You know, there is an old Hindu proverb which say...", "Damn natives!", "Don't be such clever dickie!"
- Once an Episode: Would say his catchphrase at the end of each episode, and each time ending it with different punchlines relating to the events of the episode.
- Catch Phrase: "Jolly good!"
- The Unintelligible: Always spoke in Urdu with just a few words in English at the end.
Mrs Daphne Waddilove-Evans
- Your Cheating Heart: Married but having an affair with Reynolds.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: The only one in the show, replacing Rumzan for the final series.