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Re: WANTED - QE2 Crew from Falklands Conflict
« Reply #60 on: May 24, 2013, 07:44 PM »
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  Dave, I am interested to know, as the photo was presumably taken by QE2 staff, were the same inflated prices charged to military personnel as ordinary passengers, or did you get a discount?   

I never really gave much thought to the photos being inflated, they were proper portrait photos taken by professional photographers .Look how much a wedding photographer charges for a photo at a wedding..

Now Disney on the other hand, a friend gets me in free saving $100 to the one in California and the whole place is nothing but a vast money making scam , l wonder if Walt saw it today what he would say. the photos there are expensive. and l gather Coca Cola supply them with the products if not free then at a fantastically low rate.
 
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Re: WANTED - QE2 Crew from Falklands Conflict
« Reply #61 on: May 24, 2013, 10:35 PM »
Dave, I am interested to know, as the photo was presumably taken by QE2 staff, were the same inflated prices charged to military personnel as ordinary passengers, or did you get a discount?

I don't know who took the photograph.
I can barely recall our watch gathering, as we obviously did, for the photo to be taken.
Whatever price was paid for the photograph, if anything, it was well worth it.

There we no "ordinary" passengers on that particular voyage.

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Re: WANTED - QE2 Crew from Falklands Conflict
« Reply #62 on: May 24, 2013, 10:48 PM »
Welcome back to the world of QE2 H.

I'm guessing you came from one of the Air Stations. Were you on the aft or the forward flight deck?

No, I wasn't at an Air Station when I was drafted to the QE2.

IIRC, there was very little flying from the forard flight deck.
Except, perhaps, when both decks were used at South Georgia.

It would depend on the tasking as to which deck would be used.
Weather would be a deciding factor too.

It was a lot easier for passengers and equipment to get to and from the aft deck.

As a watch, we would be told which deck was operational, and turn to as required.

I do remember when at South Georgia, on the aft deck, someone was lashed to a
lightweight stretcher and pelted with snowballs. Not that there was much snow.
More like slush.








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Re: QE2 Falklands War
« Reply #63 on: May 25, 2013, 12:33 PM »
Colin Tissington has sent a couple of photos for me to post on the forum.  These are attached to this message.

Thanks Colin!
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Re: Falklands War
« Reply #64 on: May 25, 2013, 12:35 PM »
From Eddie Cripps :-

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As an Engineer our "quarters" were on the Sports Deck - I was starboard side aft.
After my 8-12 evening watch I retired early after a quick beer- we were of course on a war footing!
I was just dozing off when I heard a loud roar going quiet/loud/quiet.
I thought it was an Argentine plane doing a dummy run before he bombed us.

It was in fact the door to the Lift Machinery Room opening and  closing to the motion of the ship!!!
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Re: Falklands War
« Reply #65 on: May 25, 2013, 06:49 PM »

A message to Colin Tissingham - regarding the top photo
Great photos, and Thank you!
The ship with the heli landing on the pad astern - Do you by any chance know the name of her?
HMS Endurance (the ice-breaker) was identified as A 171, however that was in 1992 (I think!)
Thank you
Rosie
« Last Edit: May 25, 2013, 06:55 PM by Twynkle »

Offline riskygizmo

Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2013, 07:47 PM »
That'd be the Old HMS Endurance. The RN Ice Patrol Ship at the time of the invasion, this gallant little ship fought the war all by herself, till the rest of the fleet got down there.


« Last Edit: May 26, 2013, 12:00 PM by riskygizmo »
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Re: Falklands War
« Reply #67 on: Jan 01, 2014, 04:50 PM »
Bob Cobain, Colin Dawkins, Willy Grey, Eddie Cropps are the ones I remember. Bottom right. a navigator...really nice guy, just cant remember his name.

Paul Jowett and David P??????
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Re: Falklands War
« Reply #68 on: Jan 01, 2014, 09:15 PM »
Paul Jowett and David P??????
   YES! The Engineer with glasses in the back was a Phil. we called him Birdseye?

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Re: Falklands War
« Reply #69 on: Jan 02, 2014, 09:26 AM »
   YES! The Engineer with glasses in the back was a Phil. we called him Birdseye?
Bob Cobain, Colin Dawkins, Willy Grey, Eddie Cropps are the ones I remember. Bottom right. a navigator...really nice guy, just cant remember his name.
   YES! The Engineer with glasses in the back was a Phil. we called him Birdseye?
Phil Avery  (as in Aviary)

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Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #70 on: Jan 02, 2014, 10:03 AM »
Birdcage!

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Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #71 on: Jan 02, 2014, 12:24 PM »
The other navigator is David Pope, sadly he died about 3 years ago.

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Re: Falklands War
« Reply #72 on: Jan 02, 2014, 05:23 PM »
Bob Cobain, Colin Dawkins, Willy Grey, Eddie Cropps are the ones I remember. Bottom right. a navigator...really nice guy, just cant remember his name.

Paul Jowett & David Pope
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Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #73 on: Jan 02, 2014, 05:36 PM »
All these names relate to in image posted by Rob on page 1 of this thread.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1287.msg14106.html#msg14106
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Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #74 on: Jan 02, 2014, 05:45 PM »
All these names relate to in image posted by Rob on page 1 of this thread.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1287.msg14106.html#msg14106

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