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Online Cunarder Man

Impromptu QE2 Story Meet 28 April 2024
« on: Apr 28, 2024, 09:52 PM »
I was very pleased to meet Thomas Hypher at Town Quay this evening to watch the departure of various vessels including QV & QM2. Quite spontaneously we were joined by Twynkle on a video call and the chat focussed on our personal history of shipping links and I enjoyed hearing Thomas’ explanations of nautical bits & pieces. Unfortunately the weather was unkind but it did not dampen spirits or our enjoyment of sharing our experiences of QE2.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Impromptu QE2 Story Meet 28 April 2024
« Reply #1 on: Apr 28, 2024, 10:12 PM »
Brilliant that you had this impromptu meeting with Thomas and had the opportunity to get photos of QM2 and QV.

Good that Twinkle could join in with a video call.
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
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Re: Impromptu QE2 Story Meet 28 April 2024
« Reply #2 on: Apr 29, 2024, 03:54 AM »
It was wonderful to meet up in person after all these years!
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2 in her new life, in Dubai, in January 2020 and August 2022.

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Re: Impromptu QE2 Story Meet 28 April 2024
« Reply #3 on: Apr 29, 2024, 08:39 AM »
Aww that's great that you met up!!

And what a day to do it!
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Re: Impromptu QE2 Story Meet 28 April 2024
« Reply #4 on: Apr 30, 2024, 03:19 AM »
Awesome on all counts !
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