The images above show Charlie testing various pieces of proposed new army equipment and a new medical pill.
See The Victor issue 611 (4th November 1972) to issue 619 (6th January 1973). Nine issues in total.
Writer:- The Victor editorial team? Artist:- C.D. Bagnall.
Main cast:- Private Charlie Wright; Mr. Watson-Smythe.
Time period:- Late 20th Century.
Private Charlie Wright, thinks he's the luckest man in the British Army. Assigned to the Barmborough Barracks and Government Research Establishment, Charlie finds that he is the only soldier in the barracks. A good billet, with hot food and best of all no parade ground sergeants shouting or any square bashing. However, dark and mysterious forces in the shape of the British Civil Service are at work. And soon Charlie finds that he is the British Army's unluckiest soldier!
Mr. Watson-Smythe is Charlie's boss, a polite, bowler-hatted chap, dressed in the standard British Civil Service 'uniform' of pin-striped trousers, black jacket, old school tie (no doubt) and perfectly folded handkerchiefs in his breast pocket. And not forgetting his bowler hat and umbrella. Or in other words an upper class twit!
Watson-Smythe is head of the testing department and Charlie is the tester of new inventions. And what inventions! The fun in each week's story is that Charlie (and the reader), are never entirely sure, what is being tested. I found this series very amusing and one of the better Victor humorous strips.
I've added two episodes of this series, the first story in the series (issue 611) and another episode from issue 614.