WHAT’S IN A NAME?
In the late 1990s, Nick and Giles were flying across France in their 1930s biplane. The weather was closing in and a rough-running engine forced them to make an emergency landing. Keen to avoid the French authorities, the brothers were more than happy to accept the gracious help of the farmer in whose field they had landed and who offered his home to the brothers while the aircraft took cover in the barn.
It turned out that their host had flown aircraft during the war and was a gifted engineer. Halfrestored wall clocks lay everywhere, together with numerous engine parts. The farmer still even wore his own father’s wristwatch. The brothers promised that his warm hospitality would never be forgotten. His name? Antoine Bremont.