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Offline Rod

Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #80 on: Apr 04, 2016, 10:11 PM »
Heres a link to a vid I was just given:


Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #81 on: Apr 05, 2016, 10:58 AM »
Good that this video footage has survived all these years, must have brought back a lot of memories for you Rod.  Really strange to see the soldier with a gun on the open bridge wing and the soldier walking up the stair with his backpack doing his exercise round the deck. Quite different to the scene when passengers are onboard. 
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
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Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #82 on: Apr 05, 2016, 05:27 PM »
Hi Rod - This is an amazing video to have received and it must indeed bring back many memories.  To have this video, which can now be viewed as a documentary, is awe-inspiring !  Thank you very much for sharing it with us !  June
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

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« Reply #83 on: May 10, 2016, 09:39 AM »
I just listened to this "Witness" story on the BBC World Service (Escape from the South Atlantic) :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03sxn17

Wonderful co-starring role of the QE2 :) .

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« Reply #84 on: Mar 22, 2017, 03:54 PM »
Is there anybody out there who was on the Trip to S/America and The Falkland Islands in 2003?

If so, do you remember the incident in Rio when the sewage barge capsized and departure was delayed for 5/6 hours! Or the Stewardess who was 'taken ill' during the night in Montevideo and gave birth to a baby girl at about 1000!

Sadly the call into Stanley, on Sunday 11th November - Remembrance Sunday, was cancelled due to rough weather preventing tendering operations taking place. Myself, ex Royal Marine and the Chief Officer, who had been a fisheries protection officer for the FI Government, were due to lay wreaths on behalf of Cunard & QE2. Much disappointment all round that day.

 

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

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« Reply #85 on: Dec 17, 2017, 10:46 PM »
I bet there aren't many of these around... a menu from 3rd June 1982. My parents got this from a good friend of the family, Bill Dart, who was Executive Chef on QE2.

Rupert Ballantyne has contacted us via the Admin mailbox, saying :

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I have got a copy which I got signed by all the Captains of the 3 RN ships as well Captain Jackson and Captain James RN.

I think the wording of the menu was created by Vic Coward, the exec chef on the trip and Ron Kelly who was Hotel Manager.

A photo of the copy is attached below.
« Last Edit: Dec 18, 2017, 10:52 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

 

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