As mentioned in my previous post, Mike Forbes worked on the Spitfire Project, giving so much of his time and energy to the tasks needed… during those years, there were many fund raising activities, many visitors to the project, many committed volunteers involved. Here are some moments from Mike’s photo history:

 

FUNDRAISING was necessary in order to keep the work going.  A number of events took place…

 

Y2K PRINT WINNER, MR. RUSHTON

 

 

STOCKY EDWARDS AND DUKE WARREN SIGNING PRINTS

 

 

MIKE FORBES PRESENTING A PRINT TO THE AIR CADET SQUADRON

 

 

STOCKY AND PAT WITH ROLLS PLAQUE

 

 

STOCKY AND DUKE LOOKING OVER THE PROJECT

 

 

MODEL OF STOCKY’S AIRPLANE – MADE BY PAT MURPHY

 

 

MODEL OF DUKE’S AIRPLANE – MADE BY PAT MURPHY

 

AND DURING THIS TIME, THE VOLUNTEERS CONTINUED THEIR WORK…

 

ERIC SPOKE WITH PATRONS

 

 

BONN WORKED ON THE INSTRUMENT HOOP

 

 

HAROLD WORKED ON THE RUDDER

 

 

MIKE FORBES (BACK LEFT) AND SOME OF HIS FELLOW VOLUNTEERS TAKING A BREAK

 

 

MIKE FORBES HAVING A BIT OF FUN

 

AND VISITORS CONTINUED TO COME…

 

AN ANTIQUE CAR CLUB VISITED

 

 

AN OPEN HOUSE

 

 

AND YET ANOTHER OPEN HOUSE, THIS ONE IN 2003

 

However, it wasn’t until the summer of 2018 that Mike Forbes would realize his wish…

 

MIKE FORBES WITH THE Y2K SPITFIRE, COMOX

 

Be sure to read the next post!

* All photos courtesy Mike Forbes