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QE2 launch photos
« on: Apr 10, 2009, 09:08 PM »
Not sure if these have been seen before? QE2 launch colour photos

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Source: Motor Boat Forum (posted by Alistairr)
Media type: Colour Photos
Description:  Interesting photos of QE2 launch in 1967, her first trip down the Clyde to the Dry Dock in Greenock and her return to the Clyde in 1968
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #1 on: Apr 10, 2009, 10:17 PM »
Those are really great pictures
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 10, 2009, 10:50 PM »
Those pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #3 on: Apr 10, 2009, 11:16 PM »
Superb photos.

QE2 looks so modern, so sleek (to my eyes), the cars are a stark contrast!!
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 10, 2009, 11:54 PM »
Yes the cars are great too! It's nice to see the flypast aswell. The flypast was replicated on the original 1967 Helena Barynina Hernmarck tapestry that hung on the E stairway
Does anyone know the squadron/aircraft type?-looks too many (and they are grey!) for the Red Arrows who I think flew Foland Gnats possibly then?They could be Blackburn Buccaneers (Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm?)

http://www.beyondships.com/images/1b_tapestries.jpg
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #5 on: Apr 11, 2009, 12:02 AM »
The original 1967 Helena Barynina Hernmarck tapestry that hung on the E stairway

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #6 on: Apr 11, 2009, 01:26 PM »
Does anyone know the squadron/aircraft type?-looks too many (and they are grey!) for the Red Arrows who I think flew Foland Gnats possibly then?They could be Blackburn Buccaneers (Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm?)

I believe the flypast was by aircraft from 736 Naval Air Squadron based at Lossiemouth Kev.  Difficult to id the aircraft type from the photo but they could be Buccanneers as you suggest or Scimitars possibly.
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #7 on: Apr 11, 2009, 09:53 PM »
Thanks Andy-I reckon Buccaneers the more I look at the photo. This by coincidence would create a further link with QE2 as both served in the Falklands!(Buccaneers used for laser guidance I believe)
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 12, 2009, 10:06 AM »
Excellent photos - thanks for posting
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Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #9 on: Apr 12, 2009, 08:11 PM »
Thanks Andy-I reckon Buccaneers the more I look at the photo. This by coincidence would create a further link with QE2 as both served in the Falklands!(Buccaneers used for laser guidance I believe)

Having taken another look, I would tend to agree with you Kev.


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Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #10 on: Apr 12, 2009, 11:30 PM »
Cheers Andy!
736 Squadron-how appropriate for Hull number 736 !   Wonder if that was deliberate?

http://www.faaba.co.uk/FAABA/736.htm

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2009, 09:00 AM »
How on earth do you find all these photographs? I'm sure that there are a lot out there but having the patience to search for them would be way beyond me. Thank you for finding them :)
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« Reply #12 on: Jun 04, 2009, 10:15 PM »
Some more historic launch photos.

http://pudzeoch.smugmug.com/gallery/3620601_j9Agk#P-1-15

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Description: Photos taken by the late Mr William Davies that have been placed on the Smugmug web site by Stuart Cameron.  Some of the return visit pictures are by Tom Dunlop. Photos of QE2 Launch QE2 at Inchgreen. QE2's subsequent return to the Clyde 1990, 2007, 2008.  Hover curser over the photo for more details
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #13 on: Jun 05, 2009, 08:33 AM »
Great find :)

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #14 on: Jun 05, 2009, 12:31 PM »
Some more historic launch photos.

http://pudzeoch.smugmug.com/gallery/3620601_j9Agk#P-1-15


Lovely pictures :)

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