Liverpool, 1936. Molly Penelope Hardwick has been abandoned in Haisborough Orphanage. Desperate to discover her background, she befriends another orphan, Lenny Smith. Together they sneak out to roam the city of Liverpool, and hatch plans for their escape. But when Molly is forced to leave the orphanage, Lenny has no idea where she's gone. And when war is declared, he soon forgets about his childhood pal to focus on his posting with the RAF in Scrimpton. What Lenny doesn't know is that Molly has her sights set on joining the WAAF. The chances are they will see each other again, but will it be the same after all this time?