Author Topic: QE2 Technical Trials -- 23 December 1968 to 2 January 1969  (Read 16312 times)

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Youngesteverpassenger

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Technical Trials - Monday, December 23, 1968

I hope this brings back some memories for some people.

Happy Christmas.

Lisa
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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

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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

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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

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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
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Technical Trials - Wednesday, December 25, 1968
« Reply #5 on: Dec 25, 2011, 03:28 PM »
Christmas Day...1968
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Technical Trials - Thursday, December 26, 1968
« Reply #6 on: Dec 26, 2011, 10:50 AM »
And...a quiet Boxing Day
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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...

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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.

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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

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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
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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

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

Lisa
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Technical Trials - Sunday, December 29, 1968
« Reply #13 on: Dec 29, 2011, 09:50 AM »
Another day of events on the water...
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Technical Trials - Monday, December 30, 1968
« Reply #14 on: Dec 30, 2011, 09:24 AM »
And another year almost over...
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