Sea King

Arthur Lawrence Morfee



was born in London, Eng. On 27 May 1897 and immigrated to Canada around 1913, moving to London, ON.  After serving Canada during the First World War he became interested in aerial photography.  One way to learn was to join the fledgling RCAF. Not only did he learn about photography, but he also became a pilot.

In the early 1930s a third aerial mapping detachment from the RCAF base at Jericho Beach in Vancouver was posted to Summit Lake with Flight Leader A. L. Morfee in charge.  He flew up the trench and area as far north as Finlay Forks.  That is who Morfee Mountain, Lake, and creek are named after.

During the Second World War he was promoted to Air Vice Marshal and was stationed in Halifax, St. John, NFLD, and London, England.  He retired to Greenwood, NS, and passed away on the 19 March 1986.

On the 29 Mar 1932 something unique happened to Morfee in Manitoba.  F/L A.L. Morfee was the first pilot in the world to have a woman passenger give birth during flight!