Former High Court judge and World War II pilot Ulric Cross will be cremated at a private ceremony later this week, in accordance with his final wishes.
According to a release from the Defence Force, the Cross family asked the date of the private ceremony not be made public.
The public will get an opportunity to pay their final respects at a memorial service on Friday, starting at 10 a.m., at Memorial Park, upper Frederick Street, Port of Spain.
President Anthony Carmona, Chief Justice Ivor Archie, Chief of Defence Staff Major General Kenrick Maharaj and representatives of the Royal Air Force Association, Heroes Foundation and the Cotton Tree Foundation will be in attendance.
The release stated that Justice Cross chose Memorial Park for his final farewell, recognising that the Cenotaph and the park itself honours those persons like himself who served and died in World Wars I and II.
Members of the public are also invited to pay their final respects by signing the condolence book, which will be available daily until Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Royal Air Force Association, 20 Queen’s Park East, Port of Spain.
Cross, a former diplomat, died at his Dere Street, Port of Spain, home last Friday at the age of 96.