Author Topic: 11.00 hours Dubai time - 18th June 2007 QE2 Sold to Dubai !  (Read 1740 times)

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Offline Rob Lightbody

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Not for publication before 08.00 hours UK (BST) / 11.00 hours Dubai; 18 June 2007

QE2 TO LEAVE CUNARD FLEET AND BE SOLD TO DUBAI WORLD TO
BEGIN A NEW LIFE AT THE PALM

Read the full press release here :-

http://www.roblightbody.com/liners/qe-2/qe2_sold.htm
« Last Edit: Jun 18, 2014, 12:19 AM by Rob Lightbody »


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Offline cunardqueen

Re: 11.00 hours Dubai time - 18th June 2007
« Reply #1 on: Mar 28, 2011, 09:11 PM »
Didnt Sky news leak the information before the appointed time? Or were they just very quick of the mark?
Thanks for posting this Rob,well lm not sure if thanks is the word lm looking for, who wants to be reminded of that date,But you know what l mean...
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Offline Chris Frame

Re: 11.00 hours Dubai time - 18th June 2007
« Reply #2 on: Sep 05, 2011, 02:38 AM »
You know you're a QE2 fan when you remember that moment with the same clarity as any other major "disaster".

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: 11.00 hours Dubai time - 18th June 2007
« Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 2012, 11:12 PM »
Video made at that time and first uploaded by Rosie -- now moved here as it seems an appropriate location :


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Re: 11.00 hours Dubai time - 18th June 2007
« Reply #4 on: Jun 18, 2014, 12:08 AM »
Seven years ago today.

We heard we were losing QE2, and we realised we needed to start to say goodbye.

Full press release linked to on the first post of this topic.

If you wish to share and read memories of where you were when you heard the News, see this topic : https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,93
« Last Edit: Jun 18, 2014, 12:11 AM by Rob Lightbody »
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Offline cunardqueen

Re: 11.00 hours Dubai time - 18th June 2007 QE2 Sold to Dubai !
« Reply #5 on: Jun 18, 2017, 05:15 PM »
Ten years has passed, and where are we.... ::) Where were you when you were told QE2 was sold !
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!