Informal footage showing activities of RAF 42 Squadron in their maritime reconnaissance role; location likely to be RAF St Mawgan, Cornwall.
Car park outside RAF station. On the airfield, and RAF Transport Command Bristol Britannia (serial number XL637) is loaded, and personnel (in civilian clothes) get on board. Brief shot of officers. Aerial shots during the flight - landscape, clouds. Destination airfield (Portugal ?). Maintenance of aircraft. English airfield (RAF St Mawgan ?): various aircraft (mainly Avro Shackleton maritime reconnaissance aircraft of 42 Squadron) are seen in action.