“What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilisation. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire.The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of pervert science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will say:
“This was their Finest Hour”
Finest Hour was born from the shared respect between some old friends for the seemingly ordinary men and women who have served and supported Britain’s Armed Forces in peace, crisis and war, a determination to play our part in commemorating the sacrifices made by those people during past conflicts, supporting those serving in ongoing operations and to share our love of flying historic aeroplanes with as wide an audience as possible. So many ‘ordinary’ people have performed extraordinary acts when called; thus, our motto ‘Above and Beyond’ seeks to reflect both the nature of those acts and the exceptional level of experience we aim to provide to our customers.
Our aim is to restore and operate historic aircraft to provide airborne experiences to the public, while supporting serving and ex-servicemen wherever possible to do so.
Finest Hour was founded by Chris Thompson, ex-RAF officer, an Upper Freeman of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots and a member of the Historic Aircraft Association, the RAF Club and the Tiger Club.
All our pilots are both highly experienced and highly-qualified and have been selected for their passion and ability to provide the finest possible experience to the customer. We believe that such an experience can be provided only in the context of seasoned professionals performing a professional task.
Find out more about flying with us at our sister site www.finesthourexperiences.co.uk
You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org