KITTY aka Cliff! perched on a cannon.. I could think of other places he should be perched from

Perched on a cannon, Sir Cliff Richard is all guns blazing as he strikes a typically age-defying pose for his annual calendar ahead of his 75th birthday.

Wearing a patriotic Union Jack t-shirt and red shorts, the ‘Peter Pan of Pop’ looks fired up for his forthcoming celebratory tour in a shot from the new 2016 edition that will delight his army of loyal fans.

The 74-year-old appears relaxed and upbeat in the pictures, which show him deeply tanned and enjoying a ‘Summer Holiday’ lifestyle in Barbados, where he has a magnificent six-bedroom villa.

In September’s image, however, he is trying a rather faster mode of transport than the double decker bus from the 1963 film – a powerful three-wheeled motorcycle.

The calendar comes after he paid poignant tribute to his friend Cilla Black at her recent funeral, where he reminisced about first seeing her ‘fantastic legs’ at her home in Barbados, said: ‘I can’t think of Cilla in the past tense. It just seems outrageous…’, and sang his song Faithful One.