Deirdre hasn't heard from Ken and fears she's frightened him off. Annie has had to go to Derby to look after Joan who is ill with mumps. Les Carter discovers from a journalist in France that the English party were given an official dinner, and some of the women left to party with a load of ex-paras. They ended up playing football with a gendarme's hat. The next day a pair of knickers were found flying on the flagpole. Carter gets hold of a photo of three of the women doing the cancan. Alf refuses to identify any of the them, as do Betty or Bet. Vera confesses to Ivy that she brought the gendarme's helmet home with her. The Gazette prints the story. Hilda is upset that Stan doesn't believe she took part in the rave-up. Ena tells Elsie that if she stays with her they'll be at each other's throats so she's going to St Annes.