Thomas, Frank, Peter, and Windy are soldiers in the First Battalion of the Rifle Brigade, in the process of deploying to active service in Persia. Getting from England to Persia is a simple journey on a troop transport ship. How much trouble can the four friends get into during such a simple voyage?
They aren’t aware of the growing tensions around the world, of how the world in 1921 is slowly moving towards another great crisis. Being unaware of the growing storm clouds, they continue their scheming ways. Of rather more concern to them is the watchful eye of Sergeant Taylor, trying to get his recruits ready for deployment.