John de Lisle in memoriam

It is with sadness that we note the death on Sunday 29 May, 2011, of John de Lisle, former Director of the New Zealand Meteorological Service.

John was one of a generation that became involved with weather forecasting during the Second World War. After leaving Auckland University College in 1937 he went teaching, and then was commissioned in the Meteorological Branch of the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1942. He served in the Pacific Islands, where forecasters often flew with aircrews as observer/gunners, and occasionally took part in combat.

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