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carljhson63

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Carl Hutchison, QE2 Waiter T.O.W. 1978-1982
« on: Oct 10, 2011, 07:52 AM »
I was fortunate enough to work on board from 1978-82. 4 wonderful years and 4 world cruses. Worked with people from all over, all races and it was a blast. Made many friends and today still in touch with many with thanks to internet. The last time I saw QE2 was in march 2005 in Singapore, it was hard to believe I worked on her some 23 years ago, ha-ha old hand. So for all you lovely people who I got to know and became friends but have since lost touch I hope you are all well and remember the good old days on 2 deck half  8) and down the pig and whistle.
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Re: greetings fellow crew members
« Reply #1 on: Oct 10, 2011, 09:34 AM »
Welcome to the QE2 Story. 

There are many ex crew who are members of the Forum so hopefully there will be some that you knew from your time onboard QE2.  Looking forward to hearing some of your stories about working on QE2. 
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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Re: greetings fellow crew members
« Reply #2 on: Oct 10, 2011, 10:56 AM »
Welcome indeed to the forum, It would be great to hear what job you had onboard and perhaps share some of your memories from life onboard the greatest ship in the world..
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

carljhson63

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anyone know these guys from 78-83
« Reply #3 on: Oct 10, 2011, 11:24 AM »
hi anyone know about of these guys robert mcmullen, shawn cowl , sean stilles( nobby) steven flute, marc flute ,barry leighfield,mark curtis,(decky).who saved nobby from drowning in pataya when he fell of his jetski by jumping off the life boat and dragging his ass out of the water.dave brand, would be good to get in touch. most of the photos i have from my days are all faded away.but i still have a lot of great memories

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Re: greetings fellow crew members
« Reply #4 on: Oct 10, 2011, 06:30 PM »
Hi Carl, May i also give you a big welcome to the forum--it is a great place to be part of. There are many areas for you to explore,lots of topics to look through, and we would all i am sure love to hear any stories you could tell us of what life was like aboard the famous QE2. If you have any photo's maybe you could post them for us to see. Above all else--please enjoy yourself.

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Re: greetings fellow crew members
« Reply #5 on: Oct 10, 2011, 09:54 PM »
Hello Carl - and Welcome!

It's great that you have joined us - and hope you find the guys you knew on board.
QE2 was simply the best wasn't she?!
I guess that you worked incredibly hard - hope it was good fun too!
4 Worldies as well as all the Trans-Atlantics, the Med and Norway etc - that's a great mileage!
When / if you have time, it would be good to hear a bit more of what you enjoyed most about the old girl!
Rosie.
 



« Last Edit: Oct 10, 2011, 11:12 PM by Twynkle »
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.

carljhson63

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Slow boat to china
« Reply #6 on: Oct 11, 2011, 12:45 AM »
Hi all.
Does anyone know if they have the dvd of the world cruise with whickers world i think it was titles " slow boat to china" or any idea where i can find it on the internet if it exists. this was a special world cruise for me and some of you from the tables of the world may remember i got married too . and you all gave me a beautiful decanter and glasses which i still use today. thanks to you all again . great bunch of lads. who can remember Pataya that cruise. OR YOU CHOSE TO FORGET THAT PART , HAHAH

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Re: Greetings fellow crew members
« Reply #7 on: Oct 11, 2011, 10:49 AM »
Carl,
Send me your address by private message and l will send you a copy..
Cheers
Myles  cunardqueen@aol.com

There is only one catch.. you must share some of your stories, good bad or indifferent .... ;)
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Twynkle

Re: Greetings fellow crew members
« Reply #8 on: Oct 11, 2011, 02:04 PM »
Hi Carl
You mentioned Gravesend on another thread
and it might be helpful putting Gravesend into the advanced search bit at the top of the index page here,
you'll find several references posted here by others who trained there before joining QE2
and - is this link any help?
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,3439.0.html
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: Greetings fellow crew members
« Reply #9 on: Oct 12, 2011, 06:00 AM »
Hello Carl and welcome from another ex-crewmember, glad you found us and looking forward to hear your stories.

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Re: Greetings fellow crew members
« Reply #10 on: Oct 12, 2011, 12:37 PM »
Carl, welcome from an OLD Engineer. This is a great place to hang out!
On another thread you used the expression "Boxed Off". Have't heard that expression since the late 80"s!

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Re: Greetings fellow crew members (Carl Hutchison, 78-82)
« Reply #11 on: Oct 24, 2011, 07:34 PM »
hello taffy , long time passed since we were on the old queen, remember the dart board in your cabin ? have your darts improved any ?
I spoke to nobby on facebook a few months ago ...he's doing ok . I remember you married a girl from singapore ,wasn't she one of your passengers ? nice to hear from you again . I think you'll like this site . check out the photo gallery .peter
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