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Here's a great image, in our gallery, of QE2 behind Bayleaf in Dubai - taken From QE2's starboard Bridge Wing with a great panoramic shot.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=720
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What a lovely view! QE2's bridge looks so well kept.

Offline Clydebuilt1971

Ah this answers my question - with a lady Thatcher's funeral happening this week it got me onto looking at the various pics of QE2 and her involvement in the Falklands and I saw a couple with a "Leaf" tanker - just couldnt work out whether it was Bay, Bramble, Oak or Orange!!

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A link to the "Historical RFA" web page for the Bayleaf. If you scroll down to about halfway on the page, there are a couple of photos of the Falklands' Run refueling taken from the Bayleaf.

http://www.historicalrfa.org/rfa-bayleaf
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A link to the "Historical RFA" web page for the Bayleaf. If you scroll down to about halfway on the page, there are a couple of photos of the Falklands' Run refueling taken from the Bayleaf.

http://www.historicalrfa.org/rfa-bayleaf

Great photos, which I've not seen before.  Fuel line going in at 2-deck apparently, and them presumably went down the stairs?  Have we covered this before elsewhere?  Has any other liner been refuelled at sea in this way? 
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Offline riskygizmo

Great photos, which I've not seen before.  Fuel line going in at 2-deck apparently, and them presumably went down the stairs?  Have we covered this before elsewhere?  Has any other liner been refuelled at sea in this way? 

As far as I know, both the Canberra and the Uganda were RAS-ed during their Falklands service.
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Offline ship pro

QE2was the only ship refuelled whilst moving and the first passenger ship ever to be RAS'd

Offline riskygizmo

Another shot from the Bayleaf, this time from the RFA Ships website.

http://www.rfanostalgia.org/gallery3/index.php/RFA-FALKLANDS-1982/STUFT/QE2
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