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Offline Janice Naylor

Re: QE2 on the Clyde in 2008
« Reply #30 on: Oct 26, 2010, 02:06 AM »
Highlander - Thank you for posting the beautiful video of QE2's last trip up the Clyde. I was just a casual passenger on the QE2 years ago but the more I visit this site and the more I read about her the more I wonder why she's no longer sailing.  What an icon.  PS:  Loved the music chosen for the video, what is it?
Whenever I hear a sea story I think of the first time I saw the QE2 and the great adventures that followed.

Offline Waverley

QE2 and Ark Royal on the Clyde
« Reply #31 on: Dec 08, 2010, 04:47 PM »
Nice photos taken from a light aircraft.  QE2 ON PAGE 2.

Go to slideshow for larger images.

http://s95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/TickettyBoo/QE2/?start=40#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ12
Robert

Offline Tyne Turbine

Re: Final call to Greenock and her birthplace, the River Clyde
« Reply #32 on: Dec 17, 2010, 11:24 PM »
From another person on board Balmoral that day:

Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 and Ark Royal on the Clyde
« Reply #33 on: Dec 18, 2010, 08:24 AM »
Nice photos taken from a light aircraft.  QE2 ON PAGE 2.

Go to slideshow for larger images.

http://s95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/TickettyBoo/QE2/?start=40#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ12


These photo's are fantastic - thanks so much for finding them Robert.

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Re: QE2 and her visit to the Clyde
« Reply #34 on: Aug 02, 2011, 06:06 AM »
QE2 and her visit to Greenock and Gourock on the 5th October 2008


« Last Edit: Aug 02, 2011, 07:10 AM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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Re: Final call to Greenock and her birthplace, the River Clyde
« Reply #35 on: Sep 22, 2011, 04:37 PM »
New video of photographs from Clydeferries, here :


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Final visit to the clyde, 2008
« Reply #36 on: Jan 13, 2012, 07:45 PM »
Stunning photo of QE2 arriving for the final time on the river of her birth

 http://my.pinkfroot.com/photo/clyde-built-qe2-mmsi-232089000-2?xg_source=activity
Passionate about QE2's service life for 40 years and creator of this website.  I have worked in IT for 28 years and created my personal QE2 website in 1994.

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Re: Final call to Greenock and her birthplace, the River Clyde
« Reply #37 on: Jan 14, 2012, 07:45 AM »
Good Morning Rob,--Fantastic photo of the QE2 amid such breathtaking scenery.
« Last Edit: Jan 14, 2012, 08:13 AM by bobso »

Online cunardqueen

Re: Final call to Greenock and her birthplace, the River Clyde
« Reply #38 on: Jun 13, 2014, 10:47 PM »
dont know if this has been seen before....
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: The QE2 Timeline - final call to the Clyde
« Reply #39 on: Oct 05, 2015, 04:14 PM »
Today, 5 October 2008, our QE2 made her last visit to her birthplace, The Clyde.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1840.0.html

Was just thinking about that - the weather was great - we escorted the old girl up as far as her berth at Greenock Ocean Terminal on mv Balmoral and then kept her company as she went downriver and disappeared into the darkness for the last time.

Greenock and surrounding areas were buzzing that day - there was an international naval exercise on that weekend so the river had plenty of grey hulls at anchor too.

Happy and Sad all in the one go!

Gav

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Re: Final call to Greenock and her birthplace, the River Clyde
« Reply #40 on: Oct 06, 2015, 12:44 AM »
In Greenock l was very lucky to be able to get my parents and sister onboard for the day.It started with a photo shoot on the quayside with the Daily Mail. Onboard they sampled Afternoon Tea, a quick tour of the ship, a champagne toast in my cabin with 2 very dear lady friends from 1988, l saw them again as l was having breakfast in the lido at the next table. l had been able to take my parents as a treat for their wedding Anniversary on a mini cruise in 2007 and none of us could believe it , and also another very special person ;). Then a very rushed dinner in the Mauretania before they disembarked and watched QE2 sail away. It was a day l was  immensely proud to be part of and being able to get 3 family members onboard is something l will always be in debt for. They had a great time and having been onboard before knew exactly what QE2 ment to me. And it was nice for them to meet some of my QE2 family. I had already   scoured the logo shops, so a suitcase went home with them.
 The next day sailing through the Pentland Firth and seeing my homeland Orkney from the decks of QE2 was quite special.   
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Online Lynda Bradford

On a "dreicht" Sunday morning Rob's video of the Balmoral and QE2 horns brought back happy memories of QE2 leaving the Clyde 15 years ago. 

Quote Isabelle Prondzynski
And here is one of the most moving moments of the day (also a video of Rob's) :

« Last Edit: Oct 08, 2023, 10:20 AM by Lynda Bradford »
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

 

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