The worst has happened. On the eve of their return to Blighty, Brigg and his fellow National Servicemen find themselves sentenced to another six months in Panglin Barracks . . . Brigg has many familiar characters to keep him company – the odious Sergeant Wellbeloved, the vulnerable Colonel Bromley Pickering and the comically touching Juicy Lucy. But there are new faces as well. There’s the fanatical and demented Lieutenant Grainger; the endearing Welshman, Morris Morris; US Private Clay, mysteriously lost in transit by the American Army; and last, but not least, Bernice Harrison, the sporting nurse who threatens to replace the wayward Lucy in Brigg’s affections.