British athletes on SS Ormonde, bound for Empire Games in Australia.
Full title reads: "Australia Bound - British athletes leave to compete in Empire Games".
Various shots of ocean liner 'SS Ormonde' leaving docks. Various shots of young men and women on deck. They wave mascots and lucky horseshoe, they cheer at camera. All are athletes representing Britain in Empire Games athletics competition. C/U of Sir James Leigh Wood, Commandant of British Athletic team. He gives a light-hearted speech - the ship's horn sounds as he speaking - everyone roars with laughter. Various shots crowds cheering on quayside as ship sails away.
Note: commentary states location is London, old records claim it is Tilbury, Essex.