'The Colonel's Outing' addresses issues about homosexuality in older age, and happiness in later life. Eighty something Tristan Arthur Jones used to write about fictional war heroes, and fell in love with all of them. He held on to a life long dream that one day he would meet one for real, and with the arrival of Colonel Robert Leadley at his rest home, it seems as though Tristan's dreams have come true. The Colonel moves into Tristan's room, and they grow very close, much to the concern of their matron. A film about prejudices, happiness and well-being.