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Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #60 on: Nov 23, 2021, 11:54 AM »
Crew mentioned and crew posting on Where are they now?

Reading through this topic there are so many crew names mentioned that I thought it would be useful to list the crew names plus the forum members who have contributed.  I have also added some links back to other topics and posts that may be of interest. 

Please keep posting on this important topic.


Captain Peter Jackson
Captain Perkins died January 2021 died December 2008.  See also Death of Captain Perkins
Captain Ian McNaught Deputy Master of Trinity House
Captain Robin Woodall
Captain Nick Bates
Bernhard Stumpfel Executive Chef
Jan Kristiansen, Chief Purser
John Duffy deceased 11 July 2017
Thomas Quinones
Warren Smith, Cruise Director (Princess Cruises as at 2019)
Paul Yeoman, Chief Engineer
Harvey Smith, Staff Captain
Martin Harrison Engineering Officer 1970 to 2008 thought to have transferred to Princess Cruises
Brian Atkinson (Donkeyman)
Mike Earley
Dixie Deane, QE2 ship’s carpenter then worked on Cunard Countess
Dixie Dean Head Chippy? see post
Dave Lowing Assistant Officers' Steward
Stan Childs
Hal Crook
Tug Wilson
Bob “the bomb” Venning (deceased?)
Doug Ridley
Willie Farmer (Deceased)
Jack Marland
Chief Officer Hutchinson
Dave Roberts
John Tomlins
Bob Dolley
Richard Kenworthy
Steve Konstanz Staff Chief on QE2 went to work for Disney Cruises as principal hirer of crew
Bill Cross see photo with Alan Snelson and Bob Venning.
Bob Lockwood “Baby Bomb” (died June 2016) plus see Boris' post informing us of death
John Hodgson thought to have been back on Queen Elizabeth in 2013/2014
Kevin McGhee (forum member)Have a look at Kevin's story - entertaining the crew with a boxing match
Bob Wilkinson, Cruise Director
Eric Mason, fitness guru
Boris (forum member)
Rod (forum member)
Jim ER Mechanic
Chris Shaftoe (forum member)
Ship pro (forum member)
Tony Spicer (Deceased)
Alan Snelson forum member)
Skilly56 (forum member)
Jim Morrison
Terry Foskett former Chief Purser)
Peter Evans (forum member)
Beardy Rich (forum member)
Dave Lowing (forum member)
Imonlygoingforone (forum member)
Louis De Sousa (Restaurants, Bars Barkeeper) (forum member)
Blair Skilton

Louis De Sousa (Restaurant Bars Barkeeper)
« Last Edit: Nov 30, 2021, 10:34 AM by Lynda Bradford »

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #61 on: Nov 23, 2021, 05:52 PM »
Added to the list, thanks Louis
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Offline SueOnOneDeck

Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #62 on: Nov 27, 2021, 08:42 PM »
Anyone know the whereabouts of Captain Nick Bates?  Alive and well, hopefully.  Sailed with him on numerous
occasions.  Was lucky enough to be seated at either the Captains table on many voyages or the Doctor's table.
Does anyone know Bernard Warner ?  Also former QE2 captain.  So sad about David Perkins.  He was such fun to be around. May he rest in peace.

Any locations or info on the current status of Dr. Martin Carroll or Dr. David Williams?  The doctors threw the best,
absolutely most fabulous parties.  Never got to dinner on time....!   Fond memories indeed.  I hope all are well.
Sue On OneDeck. ;)

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #63 on: Nov 28, 2021, 12:39 PM »
Great to hear from you, Sue!

You will find lots of information about Nick Bates, including responses to your questions, in the topic dedicated to him as a Captain of the QE2.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=5611.0

I really enjoyed meeting him as Captain twice, the first time on Caronia and the second time on QE2. He also came to our 2017 conference in Greenock and entertained us with his speech and his sense of humour.
« Last Edit: Nov 28, 2021, 07:27 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #64 on: Nov 28, 2021, 03:53 PM »
Anyone know the whereabouts of Captain Nick Bates?  Alive and well, hopefully.  Sailed with him on numerous
occasions.  Was lucky enough to be seated at either the Captains table on many voyages or the Doctor's table.
Does anyone know Bernard Warner ?  Also former QE2 captain.  So sad about David Perkins.  He was such fun to be around. May he rest in peace.

Any locations or info on the current status of Dr. Martin Carroll or Dr. David Williams?  The doctors threw the best,
absolutely most fabulous parties.  Never got to dinner on time....!   Fond memories indeed.  I hope all are well.
Sue On OneDeck. ;)

As Isabelle mentioned Nick Bates was one of our speakers at the 50 year conference in Clydebank in 2017. He lives near Edinburgh and does volunteering work for the Seagull Trust. I remember him telling us when we were booking him for the conference that despite having captained the QE2 he was required to do a test to captain a barge.  He is available to do public speaking have a look at this website where you can see his profile. Unfortunately the link to his personal website is not working. 

https://www.tmcentertainment.co.uk/speaker-index.html?speakerid=790



I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Offline skilly56

Re: Where are they now (QE2 Officers and Crew)
« Reply #65 on: Nov 30, 2021, 07:09 AM »
Blair Skilton - deck cadet on QE2 in 2007, 3rd Officer in 2008 (last officer off the ship in Dubai), 1st Officer Queen Elizabeth in 2011, then joined me in the Australian Offshore Industry 2011 - 2016. Has been back on the P&O ships since 2016, signed off 'Ventura' as safety officer last month, rejoins Queen Elizabeth as safety officer mid-February 2022.

Skilly
« Last Edit: Dec 02, 2021, 12:29 PM by skilly56 »

 

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