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Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« on: Apr 03, 2009, 10:38 PM »
What have various Captains?Chief Engineers/Chief Doctors etc done since QE2? eg still worked for Cunard/other ships/lines?/Retired/Sadly passed away etc
Some Captains seem to be better documented than others
What ship is Capt Perkins on for instance ?
Hope this thread might be of interest in  building up a general picture



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David Perkins is rotating on P&O's Oceana
Among others, Ian McNaught, Bernhard Stumpfel (Head Chef), Jan Kristiansen (Chief Purser) & Thomas Quinones (apparently) are currently on QV
John Duffy & Warren Smith (C/Director) on QM2
« Last Edit: Mar 16, 2012, 07:57 PM by Andy F »
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Good info thanks Andy

The stories of any Captains/High Ranking crew down the years welcome

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http://www.fleetairarmoa.org/pages/images_pages/page100.htm

Captain Peter Jackson:  Master of the QE2 when she was converted from luxury liner to troop carrier for the Falklands. Captain Peter Jackson, who has died aged 86, was master of the Cunard steamship Queen Elizabeth 2 during the Falklands War

Obituary From the Daily Telegraph 20 January 2009.

With no doubt a most difficult period in QE2's history. Our sympathies to his family


 

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'....from QE, which will always have  special place in my heart...'

Captain McNaught's keeping the Legend alive!
from his  Quick Guest Blog
in http://wearecunard.com/2009/04/back-in-the-mediterranean/
QE2 has been waiting alongside in Dubai for over 2103 days...or 5 years, 9 months, and many days more - she needs to be earning her keep....

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Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #5 on: Jul 20, 2010, 07:58 AM »
Captain Ian McNaught - Seabourn - which ship?
Captain David Perkins - Where is he now?
Cruise Director, Warren Smith - Where is he now - he did a stint aboard QM2 in 2009 but have since left Cunard?
Chief Engineer Paul Yeoman - Where is he now?

Offline cunardqueen

Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #6 on: Jul 20, 2010, 02:57 PM »
Paul Yeoman was going to one of the P&O ships, or was it Princess.
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline QueensFan

Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #7 on: Jul 20, 2010, 05:10 PM »
I think David Perkins is on P&O...think I've seen somewhere about him having stints on Aurora and Oriana.

I wonder if he'll return to Cunard with the impending need for extra officers in October... :-\
--- Greg

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #8 on: Jul 21, 2010, 03:22 PM »
Thanks for the information.

Offline The Lowlander

Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #9 on: Jul 31, 2010, 01:34 PM »
Last I heard (May 2010) was that Warren Smith is with P&O Australia.
« Last Edit: Jul 31, 2010, 01:44 PM by The Lowlander »
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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #10 on: Aug 20, 2010, 05:43 AM »
Can anyone remember the name of the 4 stripe officer (possible staff captain) in this photo? It was taken in the Queens Grill around 1982/3



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« Last Edit: Mar 24, 2013, 05:39 PM by Lynda Bradford »

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #11 on: Aug 29, 2010, 02:00 PM »
 Its Staff captain Harvey Smith, I think he is retired in 1992 to Romsey.

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #12 on: Aug 29, 2010, 04:01 PM »
Thank you...

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #13 on: Aug 29, 2010, 06:58 PM »
What a lovely happy photo.........I don't think there are many 'workplace' photos today where everyone would look like this.....SMILING!!
Every  time I sailed on QE2 I was treated like a 'Princess.'

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #14 on: Oct 20, 2010, 04:57 PM »
Does anyone know what happened to Engineer Office Martin Harrison, from the 1970's - 80's?

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #15 on: Oct 20, 2010, 06:10 PM »
Does anyone know what happened to Engineer Office Martin Harrison, from the 1970's - 80's?

Martin stayed with QE2 until the end, and after that I believe he went to the QM2.

Offline ship pro

Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #16 on: Oct 21, 2010, 07:36 AM »
Martin was on QE2 from 1970 to 2008, he had not been  on QM2 when i was onboard this year, i heard he was on a princess ship?

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #17 on: Oct 21, 2010, 11:05 AM »
Didn't Martin Harrison work mainly in the old TCR during the steam years?

qe2crew and ship pro, I'd be interested in knowing your positions onboard the QE2 as you obviously knew Martin.
Did you both work in the Technical Dept? Perhaps you might know what became of Brian Atkinson (Donkeyman), Mick Earley, Dixie Deane???
Rich Drayson. Ex Snr Mechanic QE2 1984-1988.

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #18 on: Oct 22, 2010, 04:03 PM »
I was, for 2 1/2 years, Asst. Officers Steward. Most of that time was in the engineer's accommodation on sun deck. Martin was building a 3 1/2 or 5 inch gauge live steam locomotive, in his spare time. Since My grandfather also built live steam locomotives, we had something in common. He was a very down-to-earth guy. On the QE2's maiden round the world cruise we stopped in Colombo, Sri Lanka. On the quayside, Martin, myself and another engineer found a steam wagon. We expressed an interest to the driver and wound up being driven round the docks on a 1923 steam wagon. I also went scuba diving with Stan Childs, Hal Crook, and "Tug" Wilson. Knew Bob "The Bomb" Venning. Was relief Senior Officers Steward to Doug Ridley, Willie Farmer, Jack Marland and Chief Officer Hutchinson. There are probably more names, will rack the brains to find them.

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #19 on: Oct 22, 2010, 10:38 PM »
qe2crew, thanks for the info. I think everyone knew 'Tug' Wilson and Bob Venning didn't they ;)
I realised that Martin Harrison was a keen steam enthusiast... he must have felt like a fish out of water after the diesel conversion!
I wonder what he's up to these days?
Willie Farmer is another name I recall... happy memories.

Perhaps you might remember Dave Roberts, John Tomlins, Bob Dolley, Richard Kenworthy?

In fact, take a look at this crew list
Rich Drayson. Ex Snr Mechanic QE2 1984-1988.

Offline Jeff Taylor

Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #20 on: Oct 23, 2010, 02:49 PM »
Willie Farmer's ashes were buiried at sea off QE2 while Ron was still captain.  I met his wife on QM2--lovely lady.

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #21 on: Mar 08, 2011, 02:44 PM »
Quote
Hal Crook 
Gosh, l remember him as a cabin steward in 1988 .Like myself he had a keen interest in Magic, didnt he at one stage used to work as a fitness instructor or something.....A great guy :)
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #22 on: Mar 21, 2011, 06:13 AM »
thought i may give a little update...

McNaught i believe is now shoreside after bringing out the new seabourn ship

Captain Perkins is currently captain of P&O's Artemis, and in the summer will be taking over command of the new Adonia

Martin Harrison, a close family friend is currently in between contracts i believe, and either going to P&O or Cunard..

hope thats helpful!!

lawrence perkins

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #23 on: Jul 23, 2011, 01:38 PM »
Im on that crew list. Now working as Chief Engineer of a hotel in Florida.
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Re: Captain Perkins
« Reply #24 on: Aug 02, 2011, 12:43 PM »
Yep, I remember this being taken and it also marked David Perkins last call prior to returning to Southampton and departing QE2 for the final time as Captain
Anyone know where Capt Perkins is now?

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Re: Captain Perkins
« Reply #25 on: Aug 02, 2011, 12:58 PM »
Anyone know where Capt Perkins is now?

From what Lawrence (Perkins) says, David is about to take command of P&O's Adonia if not already
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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #26 on: Aug 02, 2011, 02:21 PM »
Can anyone remember the name of the 4 stripe officer (possible staff captain) in this photo? It was taken in the Queens Grill around 1982/3



Thanks

This officer looks like the "most interesting man in the world"...

I don't always command ocean liners but when I do, I prefer QE2...


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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #27 on: Jan 14, 2012, 05:09 PM »
Just spoke to Bob Dolley on my yearly Xmas phone call...He and his wife Linda are both doing well and ask to be remembered to all who know him.

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #28 on: Jan 14, 2012, 07:52 PM »
thought i may give a little update...

McNaught i believe is now shoreside after bringing out the new seabourn ship

Captain Perkins is currently captain of P&O's Artemis, and in the summer will be taking over command of the new Adonia

hope thats helpful!!

lawrence perkins

Hi Lawrence.  We've got loads of photos of you and us in Walvis bay etc.  

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #29 on: Sep 28, 2012, 04:07 PM »
Just for Info, when Disney  came out with their first cruise ships the Magic and Wonder....side note their dimensions were QE2 + 1!..... Disney hijacked quite a few Deck, Engine and Hotel Officers from Cunard.
They also got Steve Konstanz former Staff Chief of QE2 as their principal hirer of crew. As my wife worked for Disney Cruise Line at the time we got to do the test voyages. The bridge on the ships had a viewing verandah and you could watch the bridge at work at any time. Remember knocking at the window at one Staff Captain and waving! Cant remember his name but he was so surprised to see me. Under Disney rules interaction with pax was severley limited.

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #30 on: Apr 12, 2013, 05:54 PM »
I was watching BBC South West news last night  and Tug Wilson made an appearance. Nothing to do with the QE2 unfortunately; the story was about bad drinking water in his home village near Callington, Cornwall. Anyway it is good to know he is still in the land of the living.

It brought back some memories of several rather liquidy lunch time sessions in the chief security officers cabin on 5 Deck, which were generally followed by what Tug described as a deckhead survey.

Don't seem to have any photos of Tug in my collection but have attached a couple of pics. One of me and Bob Venning at a CCP and another of Bob Venning, Bill Cross, Mrs Venning (I think) and myself enjoying one of those liquidy lunches in the chief security officers cabin.
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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #31 on: Apr 12, 2013, 06:14 PM »
I'm pretty sure you're right Allan, it's been 35 years or so, but that's Mrs " The Bomb" (Brenda, wasn't it?)
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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #32 on: Apr 12, 2013, 10:30 PM »
Yes that is Brenda, Bob passed away some years ago I'm told!
Many years ago, say 10 I used to exchange e-mails with Bob Lockwood, "Baby Bomb". Now in New Zealand somewhere working as a psychologist! EOD to shrink?????

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #33 on: Apr 13, 2013, 12:22 PM »
Yes that is Brenda, Bob passed away some years ago I'm told!
Many years ago, say 10 I used to exchange e-mails with Bob Lockwood, "Baby Bomb". Now in New Zealand somewhere working as a psychologist! EOD to shrink?????

Sad news about Bob, a great man and they were a lovely couple. Did he go South in 82, Rod? I could imagine he'd be in his element.
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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #34 on: Apr 13, 2013, 03:41 PM »
No he did not. Believe it was Tug Wilson!

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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #35 on: Apr 14, 2013, 10:22 AM »
Really sad to hear Bob is no longer with us, he was a top bloke and became quite a good friend to me in my time on board.
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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #36 on: Feb 04, 2014, 10:45 AM »
Recent update :

Reply for Graham Taylor, sorry I can not help with the Purser's, however J. Hodgson is back on board Queen Elizabeth as of 4th December 2013 until 02nd March 2014 as far as I believe. Hope this help's a little bit.