We’re very sorry to announce that another WWII veterans has passed away.
Cliff Black, former Navigator on No. 9 Squadron RAF, including the final Tirpitz Raid, BLACK, Clifford William (Cliff). JP NZ4213145, W/O, RNZAF, WWII. Cliff passed away peacefully in his 94th year on 7 May 2016. Loved husband of the late Shirley. Precious dad of Rob, Sonya and Renn. Grandpa/ Pop to Trudy, Logan, Jhi and Curtis. Great- grandpa to Lola and Jude. ‘A true gentleman, gone but never forgotten’ In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Tainui St John Ambulance may be left at the service. Messages to 476 Riddell Road, St Heliers, Auckland, 1071. A celebration of Cliff’s life will be held at the Mokau Hall, Mokau on Wednesday 11 May 2016 at 11.00am, followed by burial at Mokau Cemetery.
(taken from the NZ BCA Facebook page:)
He was also a member of the famous COSTER crew, who diverted to Sweden and were interred.