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Offline Rod

Re: Clay Pigeon Shooting off QE2's stern
« Reply #20 on: Dec 21, 2014, 10:07 PM »
It was going in 1972! Twice/day weather permitting. I believe it was stopped for quite a while then started up again.
Lets face it, what was the point of x-raying baggage, then giving a loaded gun to a terrorist with a deck full of people!

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Re: Clay Pigeon Shooting off QE2's stern
« Reply #21 on: Dec 26, 2014, 09:01 PM »
Here's one from July 1977.  Note that this is not on the stern (1 Deck, aft).  This location was at the aft end of the Boat Deck on the port side.  Although I do not have a photo of it, I believe this moved to 1 Deck aft  at some point between this photo and the next time we crossed in 1979.  The gentleman shooting in the photo is my dad.

« Last Edit: Dec 27, 2014, 04:00 AM by Bob C. »

Offline pete cain

not really a new topic
« Reply #22 on: Jan 06, 2019, 06:04 PM »
But couldn't find a slot for it in existing posts.
  Always looking for bits & bobs I can scratch make for my model, I came across this, it's extracted from Google
images & as such might  cause Copyright probs,      so Mods please delete  out if needs be but.
  What on earth are the 2 H constructions mounted alongside the Aft railings, never noticed them before ?

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« Reply #23 on: Jan 06, 2019, 06:15 PM »
Clay pigeon shooting stations!
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« Reply #24 on: Jan 06, 2019, 06:16 PM »
They were for clay pigeon shooting.

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« Reply #25 on: Jan 06, 2019, 06:22 PM »
From the 1987 brochure...

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« Reply #26 on: Jan 06, 2019, 07:03 PM »
Thanks gents, there's me thinking shower units or some such..

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« Reply #27 on: Jan 06, 2019, 07:09 PM »
18 minutes for Michael to retrieve the perfect photo :-)
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« Reply #28 on: Jan 06, 2019, 11:11 PM »
When I first joined, they were up on the Boat Deck.
What amazed a lot of us on board was that there we were x-raying baggage etc to stop weapons coming on board and for $5, Cunard would give you a shotgun loaded with 5 rounds and a deck full of women and children to take hostage!
Can't remember when the clay pigeon shooting stopped, but it wasn't until much later!

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Re: Clay Pigeon Shooting off QE2's stern
« Reply #29 on: Jan 08, 2019, 04:33 PM »
 Look what turns up when you least expect it,   hope this works , page11, 3rd video from end.
https://stock-clip.com/video-footage/qe2/11         
lots of short clips on here well worth a look if not seen before..

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Re: Clay Pigeon Shooting off QE2's stern
« Reply #30 on: Jan 09, 2019, 03:06 AM »
Remember seeing Clay Shooting on the Sagafjord in 1992, my wife's aunt was so good that all the pax were calling her Annie Oakley by the end of the Cruise....

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Re: Clay Pigeon Shooting off QE2's stern
« Reply #31 on: Jan 09, 2019, 05:26 AM »
Look what turns up when you least expect it,   hope this works , page11, 3rd video from end.
https://stock-clip.com/video-footage/qe2/11         
lots of short clips on here well worth a look if not seen before..

Just before the Falklands by the looks of it.
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« Reply #32 on: Jan 12, 2019, 03:55 PM »
What amazed a lot of us on board was that there we were x-raying baggage etc to stop weapons coming on board and for $5, Cunard would give you a shotgun loaded with 5 rounds and a deck full of women and children to take hostage!

Its pretty amazing when you think about it, yes.  They could just have chosen to turn around and start shooting.  I guess that's why there's always a staff member there, but still...
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Offline Jeff Mahler

Re: Clay Pigeon Shooting off QE2's stern
« Reply #33 on: Aug 02, 2020, 01:41 AM »
This was one of my favorite onboard activities. Shooting (laser) clays at the end of the afternoon at see during the world cruises. (Usually followed by drinks before going back to the cabin to get ready for diner)
That's "Willy Rodriguez" from the Bacardi Family. He used to book at least one of the penthouses for the World Cruise every year, was and solely responsible for keeping this tradition alive. This might be the last year I can remember this available.

That's me in the second position in the black hat. 1997 in the Arabian sea en route to Petra .

Trust me, everyone ordered rum.
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Re: Clay Pigeon Shooting off QE2's stern
« Reply #34 on: Aug 02, 2020, 01:42 PM »
Bill Rodriguez and his wife were a lovely couple. Got to know them on the Vistafjord 1990 World Cruise
and on the 1991 QE2 Worldie. On a cruise that went to San Juan he came back from the Bacardi factory with
minature bottles that he gave out to the staff.

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Re: Clay Pigeon Shooting off QE2's stern
« Reply #35 on: Aug 02, 2020, 05:27 PM »
Bill Rodriguez and his wife were a lovely couple. Got to know them on the Vistafjord 1990 World Cruise
and on the 1991 QE2 Worldie. On a cruise that went to San Juan he came back from the Bacardi factory with
minature bottles that he gave out to the staff.
Was/is he any relation to the Barcardi man, George ??? and his wife Esmerelda, who were friends of Mr & Mrs Rosenberg and were fairly regular WC passengers?

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Re: Clay Pigeon Shooting off QE2's stern
« Reply #36 on: Aug 02, 2020, 09:43 PM »
Likely, They would sometimes book other family along.
The Rosenberg's were also regulars in the shooting croud.

While they and the Rodriguez's were friendly,  there was a bit of competition between the two, as to who was the "bigger shot". I remember them both in a bidding war during the WC Country Fair Auction. Neither really wanted the item. They just wanted to (for charity) out bid one another.
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Re: Clay Pigeon Shooting off QE2's stern
« Reply #37 on: Aug 03, 2020, 12:39 PM »
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Was/is he any relation to the Barcardi man
Mrs Rodriguez was one of the Bacardi family daughters. Bill escaped from Casto's cuba.....