During the trooping of the colour, a young officer recalls in flashback his training at Sandhurst and a Middle East airlift operation, in which he tried to live up to the expectations of his father, now crippled but still living in a military dream-world, fighting battles with toy soldiers and grieving for another son lost in action. He finally comes to terms with his living son's achievements, listening to the ceremony on Horseguard's Parade.
Daniel Massey (John Fellowes), Raymond Massey (Capt. Fellowes), Robert Stephens (Henry Wynne Walton), Jack Watson (Sgt. Johnson)