Just listened through tons of versions on Spotify and every single CD uses "Bloomin'"
On the odd re records that Lonnie later did, he always used "Bloody"
There are even some stereo versions of the orignal too.
Wonder why he went with "Colonel Packenham" when everyone else went with Jackson???
The BBC one notes is still sensitive but it would be difficult to find a film, radio drama, newspaper article from 1959 with bloody used in a similar context. The BBC is publicly funded via the licence but very much answerable to Parliament and MPs more than ready to have their opinions printed in the privately owned press.
From Patrick Humphries’ Donegan biography:-
“Despite its chart success, Donegan ran into problems with the BBC mandarins who felt unable to condone the reference to “Bloody British”..their objection was the word, not the anti-British sentiment. The word “ruddy” was quickly substituted but even this was not acceptable. So while on tour in the West Country Donegan dashed into a studio to record the word “Bloomin” which was then delicately inserted into the original recording”
"We stuffed his head with cannon balls and powdered his behind and when we touched the powder off the 'gator lost his mind" Lonnie must have been taking a chance singing about a British defeat but it sold well enough!