The Sergeant-Major attempts to train the Concert Party in the ancient ceremony of lowering the Union flag at sunset.
The plane carrying the Concert Party is forced down in the jungle. Are they this side of the enemy lines or the other?
Overnight the Union flag has been lowered and the Indian National flag put in its place. The Sergeant Major tries to find out who did it.
Williams hatches a plan to get the men into trouble with the military police by booking the band for an enticing gig at the disreputable Kama Sutra Club.
The Sergeant-Major Williams forcibly removes a Holy Man from the Parade Ground and is cursed.
The nights are hot and passions are high.
A snake charmer's missing snake turns up in Sergeant-Major Williams's quarters.
The monsoon rain catches the concert party without transport miles from Deolali camp. They take refuge in a ruined temple.