Adverts only show for non-members



Author Topic: QE2 Technical Trials -- 23 December 1968 to 2 January 1969  (Read 6677 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Youngesteverpassenger

  • Guest
Technical Trials - Monday, December 23, 1968

I hope this brings back some memories for some people.

Happy Christmas.

Lisa
« Last Edit: Mar 13, 2012, 01:26 PM by Lynda »

Offline Bob C.

Re: Technical Trials - Monday, December 23, 1968
« Reply #1 on: Dec 23, 2011, 09:42 PM »
Absolutely brilliant!  Thaks for posting this unique piece of QE2 history.  The radio program does bring back memories.

Youngesteverpassenger

  • Guest
Re: Technical Trials - Monday, December 23, 1968
« Reply #2 on: Dec 23, 2011, 09:49 PM »
Good. I'll try and remember to post them for the rest of the week !

Lisa

Offline CAP

Re: Technical Trials - Monday, December 23, 1968
« Reply #3 on: Dec 24, 2011, 05:02 AM »
Excellent, thanks for sharing.  It would be great to see any others you have.  Also interesting to note that she is referred to as RMS Queen Elizabeth 2.

Youngesteverpassenger

  • Guest
Technical Trials - Tuesday, December 24, 1968
« Reply #4 on: Dec 24, 2011, 11:28 AM »
And...Today's programme for Christmas Eve 1968

Interesting how it was referred to as Tuesday 24 December and not Christmas Eve.

Lisa

Youngesteverpassenger

  • Guest
Technical Trials - Wednesday, December 25, 1968
« Reply #5 on: Dec 25, 2011, 03:28 PM »
Christmas Day...1968

Youngesteverpassenger

  • Guest
Technical Trials - Thursday, December 26, 1968
« Reply #6 on: Dec 26, 2011, 10:50 AM »
And...a quiet Boxing Day

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Technical Trials - Thursday, December 26, 1968
« Reply #7 on: Dec 26, 2011, 11:27 AM »
Hello Lisa,

Thank you for these amazing sheets!

This series of daily programmes on the technical trials is becoming very intriguing.

Just a few questions for starters :

1. Where did these technical trials take place?
2. Who were the passengers?

It looks like the passengers had the duty to join in various activities. Did they have to write up any reports?

Afternoon tea, for instance, is marked as "voluntary" for adults, but "compulsory" for children aged 1 to 12.

I'd love to hear some more...

Offline Louis De Sousa

  • QE2 Crew member
  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 3823
  • Total likes: 3732
  • QE2 The Greatest Ship Ever
Re: Technical Trials - Thursday, December 26, 1968
« Reply #8 on: Dec 26, 2011, 04:22 PM »
Now thats a piece of paper worth a fortunate.Great stuff.

Offline Alistair

Re: Technical Trials - Wednesday, December 25, 1968
« Reply #9 on: Dec 26, 2011, 05:10 PM »
A fascinating insight to life on board on Xmas day 1968. Thanks for posting.

Alistair

Youngesteverpassenger

  • Guest
Technical Trials - Friday, December 27, 1968
« Reply #10 on: Dec 27, 2011, 09:50 AM »
The day after Boxing Day and my first Christmas was over.

3 weeks old and a good proportion of my life spent 'on the water' !

A few more of these to come...

Lisa

Youngesteverpassenger

  • Guest
Re: Technical Trials - Thursday, December 26, 1968
« Reply #11 on: Dec 27, 2011, 11:11 AM »
Hello Isabelle,

As I understand these trials took place en route to and from the Canary Islands.

The passengers were a complete mix of Cunard staff, shipbuilders and the like.

These passengers did have duties and I have attached 2 pages of instructions which clearly shows their 'guinea pig' status.

Hope this helps.

Lisa

Youngesteverpassenger

  • Guest
Technical Trials - Saturday, December 28, 1968
« Reply #12 on: Dec 28, 2011, 06:17 PM »
I almost forgot todays !

Lisa

Youngesteverpassenger

  • Guest
Technical Trials - Sunday, December 29, 1968
« Reply #13 on: Dec 29, 2011, 09:50 AM »
Another day of events on the water...

Youngesteverpassenger

  • Guest
Technical Trials - Monday, December 30, 1968
« Reply #14 on: Dec 30, 2011, 09:24 AM »
And another year almost over...

Offline CAP

Re: Technical Trials - Saturday, December 28, 1968
« Reply #15 on: Dec 30, 2011, 09:30 AM »
Wasn't this the day that she anchored up at Las Palmas after things had gone from "chug chug" to "clang-clang" as aptly put a shortwhile after?

Youngesteverpassenger

  • Guest
Re: Technical Trials - Saturday, December 28, 1968
« Reply #16 on: Dec 30, 2011, 09:54 AM »
It may well be.

I am sure I have seen in my collection of papers reference to and the instructions as to what needed doing on the return on 2 January 1969 - I'll see if I can dig that out and post !

Lisa

Youngesteverpassenger

  • Guest
Technical Trials - NEW YEARS EVE - Tuesday, December 31, 1968
« Reply #17 on: Dec 31, 2011, 07:30 PM »
New Year's Eve - I almost forgot...

Lisa

Online Rob Lightbody

  • Administrator
  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 10922
  • Total likes: 10875
  • Helping to Keep The Legend Alive
    • Rob Lightbody dot com
Re: Technical Trials - NEW YEARS EVE - Tuesday, December 31, 1968
« Reply #18 on: Dec 31, 2011, 07:51 PM »
New Year's Eve - I almost forgot...

Lisa

Fantastic Lisa, thanks!  (for this and all the other ones!!)
Passionate about QE2's service life for 35 years and creator of this website.

Youngesteverpassenger

  • Guest
Technical Trials - NEW YEARS DAY - Wednesday, January 1, 1969
« Reply #19 on: Jan 01, 2012, 09:18 AM »
Happy New Year 2012.

Lisa