Eighteen year old Freddy has always wanted to be a pilot like his World War Two pilot father. He enrols at the Point Cook Air Force College as a cadet and makes enemies of two bullies on his first day. He also makes friends, including flying instructor Alistair Churchill and his wife, Muriel. A star cadet, Freddy and his best friend, Redhead, learn about life and love as they study and train, then eventually marry before going on to satisfying careers in the Air Force.
Then Freddy wakes up, severely injured in a strange hut with a man, who tells him that not only has he crashed a Vampire jet, but that he is accused by his long term enemy, Victor Green, of causing the crash deliberately. Later in hospital, Freddy is advised by his friend and mentor, Alistair Churchill, that he is to face a court-martial.
When the past catches up, the future can be devastating, but can it be salvaged?