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Offline Imonlygoingforone

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?

Offline Beardy Rich

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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???
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Offline Dave Lowing

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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Offline Beardy Rich

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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.

Online cunardqueen

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.!

Offline lperkins

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

Offline Rod

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.
Rod Fair

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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?

Offline Andy F

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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Online Bob C.

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...


Offline Rod

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.  

Offline Rod

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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