Whilst taking part in an infantry exercise, the company's armoured personnel carrier is forced off the road. Jeremy Forsythe struggles to introduce his fiancé to the regiment. Cate Hobbs receives bad news when she goes for a pregnancy test.
After the regiment has moved to Aldershot, B Company train for the parachute regiment and not all pass. Back at home, Deborah Briggs meets Jackie Reece whose life is spinning out of control after a personal tragedy.
Cate Hobbs is desperate to adopt and will go to any lengths to have a baby of her own. Steve Evans meets a mystery woman and soon realises that she is more closely linked to the army than he would like.
Mark and Cate's new baby becomes ill and the extent of their actions becomes apparent and Cate finally finds out that she's pregnant. Andy Butcher helps the company to win a coveted trophy after intervening during an accident.
B company is called in to help during a fireman's strike. The McLeod's are drawn into the lives of their friends when Corporal Ewan Dalglish begs for money in return for saving Ian's life in Bosnia. Andy Butcher finally gets his girl.
The men must search for a panther in the local countryside and Fusilier Ravi Singh faces a troublesome time fitting in to the army. Events make Steve Evans questions the motive and loyalty of an old friend.
Chris McLeod faces some tough decisions when an old girlfriend from Northern Ireland turns up unannounced. Jeremy Forsythe and Sarah Eastwood get better acquainted and the wives take part in a parachute jump to raise money for charity.
As the regiment prepares to leave for the South Atlantic to defend Deliverance Island Chris McLeod, Andy Butcher, Jeremy Forsythe and Tim Forrester are forced to make important decisions about the people close to them.
The regiment faces hostilities on Deliverance Island. Mark Hobbs is captured by the enemy and the Jeremy Forsythe has to face up to reality when the CO is injured. Tim Forrester receives some bad news about Sam Sheridan.