Australian destroyer escorts convoy of cargo ships to Malta, fending off attack by enemy plane.
Title reads: "With the Fleet in the Mediterranean".
RAF men standing on beach cheering as HMS Illustrious steam past.
Various shots on board an Australian destroyer heading out to sea from Alexandria, Egypt. C/U of sailor loading captured Italian machine gun. The gun is fired into air. L/S of convoy of cargo ships.
C/U of sailor looking through binoculars and pointing. L/S of an Italian aeroplane. Various shots of sailors springing to action stations, including comic staged shot showing sailor jumping up from middle of a haircut. Various shots of antiaircraft guns being fired and explosions at sea.
Various shots of convoy and destroyer steaming into harbour in Malta.