Fifty years aboard a cable ship. Originally part of News in a Nutshell - international news stories in brief.
On board 'Monarch', a Post Office Cable ship.
Various shots of Sir Kingsley Wood, the Postmaster General, being welcomed on board ship by officers. M/S of Sir Kingsley making a speech. Sir Kingsley presents John Campbell with the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Mr. Campbell has worked as a steward on board the 'Monarch' for 50 years. C/U of Mr. C. speaking to camera he is pleased with the honour being conferred on him and his ship.