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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #20 on: Feb 24, 2010, 08:35 PM »
Dont suppose you remember a Mark Skelton and Peter Luff, waiters from the Tables of the World? My very first two waiters and what a pair !!!
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #21 on: Feb 24, 2010, 10:43 PM »
Who is the  Maitre D pictured second on the left with the glasses. He featured in the Fast Boat to china programme and always struck me as a fearsome devil, well he came across that way the progrmme. It looks like he ran the Grill on a very strict basis.
 Great to see some pics the passengers wouldnt normally see, keep em coming..and the stories as well.
Perhaps indeed we should have an Alan Whicker section!!!
Would be interesting to hear if he and his crew paid full price or perhaps had a discount, the publicity of that mini series must have paid Cunard more than they can ever imagine, and its still being talked about after all this time ;D, now thats publicity !!!

The Maitre D was a Ron Pitcher and he certainly ruled with an iron fist. On the other hand he was so professional that if you worked on his section (as I did) your gratuities were huge (and I mean huge!!)

I believe (but don't quote me on this) that Whicker and his team paid 50% of the full fare but Alan himself paid extra personally to have a large stateroom on 2 deck..


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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #22 on: Mar 24, 2010, 08:51 AM »
A few more photos from my collection.....Great memories :)


« Last Edit: Jul 11, 2010, 04:06 PM by adlersc »

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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #23 on: Mar 27, 2010, 10:22 AM »
Hi Steven,

What wonderful memories you must have from you aboard the queen. My father and i made some good friends with the staff when we were aboard and would love to have seen behind the scenes, many fun times had i am sure. Thankyou for posting these wonderful photos,gives us an insight into the differences of the qe2 when you were aboard to when she retired.

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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #24 on: Mar 27, 2010, 04:39 PM »
My pleasure.....It was probably one of the greatest experiences of my life...

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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #25 on: Mar 27, 2010, 05:43 PM »
My pleasure.....It was probably one of the greatest experiences of my life...
I'll second that. The work was hard and not much time off in between crew leave, but a fantastic experience. Best job I ever had!
Rich Drayson. Ex Snr Mechanic QE2 1984-1988.

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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #26 on: Jul 11, 2010, 04:01 PM »
Some more photos from my time on board....













QE2 video clips featuring the crew on this link :- https://www.youtube.com/user/adl21er






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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #27 on: Jul 11, 2010, 10:49 PM »
Steve, in your photo why is there a tender half lowered when that is the side against the quay?

That was quite often done to do repairs to the hull or propellors etc, or to paint the boats.
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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #28 on: Aug 17, 2010, 06:46 AM »
Got a bit nostalgic again on seeing the latest video posted on the site so here's a few more of my photographic memories:-





THE QE2 RUGBY FOOTBALL TEAM 1984


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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #29 on: Aug 17, 2010, 11:34 AM »
Brilliant photos Steven... yours always take me straight back to the Whickers World programme.  In my view, this was the peak of QE2's fame & prestige.

I love the first photo - with the 'black wall of portholes' behind you... oh and the hat suits you ;)
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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #30 on: Aug 17, 2010, 03:22 PM »
Brilliant photos Steven... yours always take me straight back to the Whickers World programme.  In my view, this was the peak of QE2's fame & prestige.

I love the first photo - with the 'black wall of portholes' behind you... oh and the hat suits you ;)

Cheers Rob...it's always a pleasure  :)

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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #31 on: Oct 09, 2010, 08:47 PM »
Hello Steven,

What great memories came back when we saw your photos on here.  !!!!

You and Pepe were our waiters on a Norwegian Fjords cruise back in May 1981 in the Columbia Restaurant.

This was how you used to treat your passengers. !!!!!

Offline Twynkle

Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #32 on: Oct 09, 2010, 09:46 PM »
 Hi Steven,

This is a fantastic photograph collection - thanks so much for keeping us posted!
Seeing the QE2 Rugby Team is a reminder of watching the QE2 Cricket team in Norway!

Just found your video of Queen Elizabeth's arrival in Southampton - The link on Post #26
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QE2 video clips featuring the crew on this link :- https://www.youtube.com/user/adl21er

It's great, and her whistle well captured - although no whistle can ever be as great as QE2's
it's good to have heard her voice for the first time!
Rosie.
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2011, 11:28 PM »
Sad to inform that our beloved friend Steven has passed away today.His love and passion for the QE2 will be missed.Rest in peace my friend.

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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2011, 01:48 AM »
Very sorry to hear this news. He brought a lot to the Forum with his photographs and videos, and we shall miss him here.

Louis, if you are in touch with them, please pass our condolences to his family and friends.

Offline Janice Naylor

Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2011, 03:06 AM »
Sorry to read of Steven's passing.  His crew videos and photos were great fun to watch and offered a unique glimpse into the QE2 from the crew's point of view.  May Steven rest in peace.
 
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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2011, 10:15 AM »
I read of Steve's passing in the local paper,
I worked in Casino on board in 1982 and for many years after. I was a team mate of Steve's in Rugby team and enjoyed his company on many "Days out" and Excursions with the Pyramid Club.

There is a top man missing now.

RIP

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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2011, 11:39 AM »
RIP Steve.



Casino - is there a link to that obituary online or is it only in the printed edition of the paper?
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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2011, 04:08 PM »
Having first found Steve on twitter, then on YouTube and in other places besides
he's been one of the most 'fun' and generous people to show us some of his life
both on and off QE2.
A great guy; he will be missed by very many people.
If his friends read this - Just to say,'Thinking of you,
and hope your happy memories of Steve will help.
Rosie
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Steven Adler, QE2 Waiter, Queen's Grill 1981-1985
« Reply #39 on: Apr 10, 2018, 02:40 PM »
Hello Steven,

What great memories came back when we saw your photos on here.  !!!!

You and Pepe were our waiters on a Norwegian Fjords cruise back in May 1981 in the Columbia Restaurant.

This was how you used to treat your passengers. !!!!!
I would have been the ships DJ on the May 81 cruise to the Fjords !