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Offline Rod

Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« 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.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #91 on: Feb 01, 2022, 10:39 AM »
Can any of our forum members help?

We have received a message from Raeph Ballantyne, Senior Broadcast Camera Journalist, BBC News, who would like to contact any crew members who were onboard when the QE2 went to the Falklands. Ideally medical staff.

If you can help, he would love to hear from you and if you know of any other Falklands crew who would be willing to tell their story please pass on Raeph Ballantyne's email address: raeph.ballantyne@bbc.co.uk
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #92 on: Feb 03, 2022, 01:37 PM »
Can any of our forum members help?

We have received a message from Raeph Ballantyne, Senior Broadcast Camera Journalist, BBC News, who would like to contact any crew members who were onboard when the QE2 went to the Falklands. Ideally medical staff.

If you can help, he would love to hear from you and if you know of any other Falklands crew who would be willing to tell their story please pass on Raeph Ballantyne's email address: raeph.ballantyne@bbc.co.uk

Thanks to everyone who has responded so far to Raeph.  It would be good to hear on this topic if your are interviewed for the programme.  Also remember to post your memories on the forum as it is so important to capture these memories.
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #93 on: May 01, 2022, 02:14 PM »
Rupert Ballantyne has sent me photos that he took on QE2 when the ship was requisitioned for war service and converted to a troop carrying ship.

I will post more later, but seeing these made me think how many more photos are out there.  If you were on QE2 sailing to the Falklands and have photos please post or send to the admin@theqe2story.com and we will post for you. 

Here are the first two that show the extent that of what was cut away to construct the helicopter platform aft: 



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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #94 on: May 12, 2022, 08:36 PM »
On 12 May 1982 QE2 set sail for the South Atlantic. 

Rupert Ballantyne sent this photo, which I guess was a board at the terminal:

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Offline Rod

Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #95 on: May 13, 2022, 12:53 AM »
No, Lynda it was on the counter of the bank just opposite the bureau.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #96 on: May 13, 2022, 08:56 AM »
No, Lynda it was on the counter of the bank just opposite the bureau.

Thanks Rod.  Did the troops embark the ship at the Midship Lobby? or were the gangways at other parts of the ship?
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Offline Rod

Re: QE2 Falklands War / Falklands Conflict
« Reply #97 on: May 13, 2022, 01:54 PM »
Thanks Rod.  Did the troops embark the ship at the Midship Lobby? or were the gangways at other parts of the ship?

Some did. It depended on where on the ship thet were berthed.


Online Andy Holloway

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« Reply #99 on: May 16, 2022, 01:16 PM »
I was at a Royal Marines reunion yesterday in London and met 1 of, what is believed to be, only 3 RMs to have travelled south on QE2, although he was airlifted on at Ascension Island. He was telling me about having to visit some of the RN vessels while they were there and using QE2 lifeboats, when they got one that started out of the 4 they tried!

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« Reply #103 on: May 22, 2022, 12:22 AM »
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« Reply #104 on: May 22, 2022, 12:24 AM »
QE2 pressed into service.

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