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Offline Twynkle

About Robert Coats - Design Engineer and Technical Manager at John Brown's
http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/Tributes-to-Shields-man-who.5801861.jp
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Re: Tributes to those who contributed to the making of QE2
« Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2009, 02:28 PM »
My Dad worked closely and was friends with Bob Coates. I remember the name instantly. I will ask Mum for any memories as i don't recall any details.
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Re: Tributes to those who contributed to the making of QE2
« Reply #2 on: Nov 07, 2009, 02:38 PM »
Its in my local paper as I come from around the Shropshire area. I didn't know he lived in Shropshire.


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Re: Tributes to those who contributed to the making of QE2
« Reply #3 on: Nov 09, 2009, 01:49 PM »
Thanks for sharing that with us.  I might be able to use this information in my dissertation. 

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Re: Tributes to those who contributed to the making of QE2
« Reply #4 on: Nov 24, 2009, 07:26 PM »
I asked my Mum about Bob Coats because I remembered the name.

She said he was my Dad's boss when he joined John Browns (70s sometime!) and then when he retired, my Dad took over his job as head of the Development department.
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William E. Warwick, Commodore of QE2, Dies at 86
By ROBERT McG. THOMAS Jr.
Published: March 15, 1999
http://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/15/world/william-e-warwick-commodore-of-qe2-dies-at-86.html?pagewanted=1
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.