Clive Du Cros' wonderful Spitfire prototype replica
A couple of years ago I heard about a man who had a dream to build and fly his own Spitfire. He did it and he wrote a book about it which I bought and read, it is a story of extreme determination and perseverance. My Father then read the same book and was full of admiration for this man.
I discovered that Clive Du Cros built this aircraft in Swindon and lived near by, I tracked him down and met him and as a special birthday present to my father Clive agreed to take us to see his aircraft. He also signed the book I had bought which I gave to my father.
Words fail me but this man is one of todays true heros who has acheived something far greater than you can imagine.
Heres some pictures of his wonderful aircraft.
Clive is stood on the wing in the first couple of pictures talking to my wife who is sat in the cockpit, the other gentleman is my father who once worked on these aircraft during his RAF service.
New news on the aircraft, the book and the DVD!!
I have reccently been in touch with Clive and he informs me that the book is now available again with some additional chapters. Also, there is a DVD available.
I have also found where the aircraft now lives: