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Offline Rod

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« Reply #80 on: Apr 04, 2016, 10:11 PM »
Heres a link to a vid I was just given:


Online Lynda Bradford

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« 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. 
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« 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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« 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.

 

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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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« Reply #86 on: Nov 03, 2021, 05:34 PM »
Jane Nilsen has sent the attached QE2 Crews News that was issued on 31 May 1982, to crew who were on board a the time of the Falklands conflict. 

International News included updates on what was happening in the Falklands, including update on the Battle for Goose Green.  There was also information on the conflict between Irag and Iran and news that Spain had become the 16 member of NATO.

Interesting to know the films that were on for crew to see, such as Gregory's Girl and the Long Good Friday. 

Captain Jackson had agreed to give a lecture on Great Passengers Liners - I wonder how many crew had the opportunity to attend?

I hope this bring back memories to crew who were on the ship at the time of the Falklands. It certainly is an interesting piece of history.

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« Reply #87 on: Nov 03, 2021, 06:49 PM »
That is an absolutely amazing snippet of this historic voyage, thanks for sharing.
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Online Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #88 on: Nov 03, 2021, 07:23 PM »
That is an absolutely amazing snippet of this historic voyage, thanks for sharing.

It is a rather special item. 

Jane had also mentioned a charity knitting scarves for Falklands Veterans.  Rod may be interested in this and maybe pass on information to other veterans. 

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I have also sent the scan to a group I am supporting, who are knitting and crocheting scarves in the colours of the medal ribbon for veterans, widows and family members. The group’s founder was an 11 year old Falkland Islander when the invasion took place and witnessed many of the scenes described in the news sheet. She wants to let veterans know how much their valour and sacrifice meant to the Islanders. QE2 crewmembers who hold the South Atlantic medal are eligible to bid for a scarf either for themselves or could nominate someone else. The group is called Scarves for Falklands Veterans...B Rgds, Jane
 

Information on Facebook Scarves for Falklands Veterans page:
https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=scarves%20for%20falklands%20veterans

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As some of you will know I am involved with a great Facebook group, Scarves for Falklands Veterans. Their aim is for crafters to make and distribute a scarf, in the colours of the Falklands campaign medal, to every Veteran, or surviving family member, who would like one in time for the 40th anniversary next year.

Here is a short explanation by the founder of the group Rachel Simons:
'For those who don't know,  I'm a Falkland Islander,  now living in Carlisle. In 1982 I was 11 years old. For the duration of the war I was living with my family in Stanley,  main town of the Falklands. It was noisy and frightening. Making scarves and giving them to SAM holders is my way of saying thank you for returning peace and freedom'
If anyone would like to help make the scarves or knows of a Falklands Veteran who would like one please either message me or send an e-mail to
Scarf4vets@gmail.com
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Offline Rod

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« Reply #89 on: Nov 03, 2021, 11:31 PM »
I have heard of them. But, with so many people wanting them, I am going to wait a while. Being in Florida a scarf is almost a waste.
I have seen them though and they are beautiful.
But thanks for thinking of me.

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« Reply #90 on: Nov 03, 2021, 11:34 PM »
OH, by the way, the Ed Centre named in the newsletter was the Harrods shop.
 They nhad troops that were sitting exams the day before they disembarked.

 

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