Britain's Auxiliary Air Force (reconstituted 1947) presented as an opportunity to combine enthusiasm with a contribution to national security.
Members are identified as both war veterans and new recruits, alike in their enthusiasm for aircraft, particularly with the 'challenge' of new jet technology. A typical AuxAF airfield at a weekend is shown, with members flying and servicing Meteors and Vampires; commentary explains that staff of Regulars look after maintenance during week. Other branches of membership are seen acquiring skills needed for ops. rooms and radar work. AuxAF headquarters in towns provide evening lectures and social life; every year members participate in a summer camp, 14 ("glorious") days as a fully operational squadron. "Underlying the carefree spirit is the knowledge of the part they play in the front line of Britain's air defences."