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The QE2 Story : Keeping the Legend Alive

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This website, and discussion forum, contain the story of "the greatest ship the world has ever known", told through the stories of the people who travelled on her, worked on her, admired her from afar or helped to build and maintain her.

Our motto, "Keeping the Legend Alive" relates to trying to keep QE2's memory alive, through stories, memories and photographs.

This site is not connected with Dubai World, Cunard or any other company or organisation.  The domain name was registered by Rob Lightbody in February 2008 and the forum was launched in January 2009. 




2015 QE2 Calendars Available to buy now!

We are delighted to announce that QE2 Story 2015 calendars are now available for you to order, they are available to anyone, not just forum members.  More information can be found here.





QE2 Story Newsletter

If you want to receive our newsletter automatically each month, please register for it here!  In the meantime, have a look here at the latest newsletters.



The QE2 Story's Discussion Forum

Within our discussion forum you'll meet former crew, enthusiasts, fans, passengers, historians, researchers, experts and 'celebrities' from the world of the QE2 who contribute together in discovering and remembering the Story of the QE2. 

To join in the many on going discussions register for free today or if you are already a member, log in!  If you have any problems  email us!

Click for the QE2 Forum and Please welcome Rupert Ballantyne, our newest member.

Total Members: 910
Total Posts: 60215
Total Topics: 3414
Total Categories: 10
Total Boards: 92

Board Topics Posts
QE2 Photo Gallery 0 25187
Link to our Main Website 0 5575
Passenger & Enthusiast Memories New 193 3729
Discussions about QE2 after Cunard New 140 3549
Miscellaneous QE2 New 235 3224
Ships New 182 3089
Sea Shanties New 185 2394
RMS Queen Mary 2 New 154 2267
Passengers & Enthusiasts Introductions New 242 2118
Officers, Crew & Worker memories New 95 1737



Free Monthly QE2 Calendars to download.

Former QE2 photographer each month prepares a beautiful desktop wallpaper calendar using photographs from the photo competitions.

Click here for this month's free month by month downloadable calendar.




The QE2 Photo Gallery

Our members have been hard at work finding their best photos, and uploading them to our comprehensive Gallery

To contribute to the gallery, and to be able to use it fully you need to first be a member of the forum, login, and then click the Gallery button that is built into the forum.
 

 


Our Pin Badge

Show your support for the legend that is the QE2 while at the same time showing your support for your favourite QE2 website by wearing our lovely new badge! 

Its subtle enough to wear to any occasion and we've already sent badges all over the world.  Order yours now in our shop!




QE2 Story members visit QE2 in DubaiKeeping an eye on QE2 in Dubai & keeping her in the press.

Between 2009 and 2012, quite a few of our members visited QE2 in Dubai to check she was being looked after properly, and we've also been involved in multiple newspaper and media articles about QE2 in Dubai.

We closely follow what is happening on a daily basis.  Updates are placed on the forum first so keep an eye on it for the latest.




Get Togethers

Each year, we host get-togethers to share our QE2 stories in person.  These can be on board the current Cunard ships, or at related maritime events.  We have had trips on the Paddle Steamer Waverley, a visit to the QE2's shipyard including a trip up the famous Titan Crane and we visited the Tall Ships Race in Greenock.  We've also been in Southampton and on board the current Cunarders.  More details of past and future events, and how to join in, on the forum.


Day trip on the famous Clyde Paddle
Steamer PS Waverley

At the top of the Titan Crane, Clydebank,
above where QE2 was built

On board Cunard's Queen Victoria during
her first visit to the Clyde

Standing on QE2's Slipway in Clydebank


Our Facebook Page.

Our facebook page lets you indicate your support for our site but for all the latest, you should visit the forum itself

 


Our Twitter feed

Keep up to date with the latest news from the QE2 herself, and the forum.  You don't need to be a member of Twitter - you can just go to this address - http://twitter.com/TheQE2Story - and read what's happening.  If you are a member of Twitter, please follow our tweets.



Our QE2 'Virtual Webcam' of Archived Images

The QE2's BridgeCam is back!  Here we present a rolling 'best of' many hundreds of images from QE2's live webcam.  The image changes with each page refresh.  You are welcome to incorporate it into your own website, please get in touch for instructions.



QE2 News

December 2014 : QE2 is afloat within Dubai Dry Docks, after 6 years in Dubai.  Nothing is happening with the most famous ship in the world...

For the latest news & discussions, join us in the forum.

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