Author Topic: 1977 Queen's Jubilee on QE2  (Read 4223 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Online Rob Lightbody

  • Administrator
  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 12141
  • Total likes: 15316
  • Helping to Keep The Legend Alive
    • Rob Lightbody dot com
1977 Queen's Jubilee on QE2
« on: May 31, 2012, 10:03 PM »
Does anyone have any information about what happened on QE2 in 1977, to celebrate the Queen's jubilee?
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.

Offline Twynkle

Re: 1977 Queen's Jubilee on QE2
« Reply #1 on: Jun 01, 2012, 12:07 AM »
QE2 was at the 1977 Spithead Silver Jubilee Review
http://uat.art247.com/Canvas/12513

(Although I don't think she's listed here:
http://battleshiphmsvanguard.homestead.com/JubileeReview1977.html   )

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: 1977 Queen's Jubilee on QE2
« Reply #2 on: Jun 02, 2012, 10:24 AM »
She wasn't at the actual formal Review she sailed through the rehearsal a few days before the formal Review.

Offline Bob C.

Re: 1977 Queen's Jubilee on QE2
« Reply #3 on: Jun 02, 2012, 07:18 PM »
Here's a link to the Fleet Review I posted a while back - https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,41.0.html .

Also at the other end of this trans-Atlantic was "Operation Liner" in New York.  Photos of both events can be found on the referenced link.
« Last Edit: Jun 02, 2012, 07:21 PM by Bob C. »

Online Tony

  • QE2 Crew member
  • Mauretania Diner (Early sitting)
  • *****
  • Posts: 64
  • Total likes: 112
  • Photog, 1976 and 1987
Re: 1977 Queen's Jubilee on QE2
« Reply #4 on: Jun 18, 2012, 03:25 AM »
The day of the rehearsal was awesome. We left the dock around noon I think, then sailed down the roads and thru a line of ships all dressed out. We must have left at noon, because the Red arrows fly past and then Concorde over all of us. The company I worked for, Ocean Pictures had a photog up in a Royal Navy Helo and got some great shots.

Offline Bob C.

Re: 1977 Queen's Jubilee on QE2
« Reply #5 on: Jun 18, 2012, 05:57 PM »
The company I worked for, Ocean Pictures had a photog up in a Royal Navy Helo and got some great shots.

Again the small world created by this forum just got smaller.  Here's a picture taken by the Ocean Pictures photographer on that day -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33120597@N03/4622784313/in/set-72157624098080404


29 by reltco, on Flickr

I am the only one on the port side of the mast on the mast deck.  My dad is on the other side, same deck, taking a picture of the helicopter.  Here's the picture he took -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33120597@N03/4623391520/in/set-72157624098080404


28 by reltco, on Flickr
« Last Edit: Jun 19, 2012, 07:37 AM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

Online Tony

  • QE2 Crew member
  • Mauretania Diner (Early sitting)
  • *****
  • Posts: 64
  • Total likes: 112
  • Photog, 1976 and 1987
Re: 1977 Queen's Jubilee on QE2
« Reply #6 on: Nov 22, 2012, 03:55 AM »
The photog on the Helo was Stuart Hunter-Cox, owner of Ocean Pictures.

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: 1977 Queen's Jubilee on QE2
« Reply #7 on: Nov 22, 2012, 11:07 AM »
The photog on the Helo was Stuart Hunter-Cox, owner of Ocean Pictures.

Thank you, Tony, for that! I do love it when we can add more information and get ever closer to completing a picture!

I did not even know of QE2's existence at the time, but can "re-live" some of it through these stories...

 

28 June 1977 - International Fleet Review in the Solent

Started by Bob C.Board 1969 and the 1970s

Replies: 14
Views: 8685
Last post Feb 09, 2019, 11:55 PM
by Thomas Hypher
Captain L R W Portet, RD Cdr RNR (13 April 1977)

Started by Lynda BradfordBoard Captains of the QE2

Replies: 0
Views: 4475
Last post Aug 18, 2013, 11:43 AM
by Lynda Bradford
William Farmer: Chief Engineer 1977 to 1979 (Steam Engines)

Started by Lynda BradfordBoard QE2 Chief Engineers

Replies: 0
Views: 1781
Last post Jan 12, 2018, 10:43 AM
by Lynda Bradford
QE2 in Liner Row, New York, 2 July 1977

Started by Rob LightbodyBoard 1969 and the 1970s

Replies: 25
Views: 8121
Last post Jul 08, 2018, 11:29 PM
by Barumfox
QE2 Repairs and refit 3 to 14 January 1977

Started by Lynda BradfordBoard 1969 and the 1970s

Replies: 0
Views: 1048
Last post Jan 18, 2016, 10:41 AM
by Lynda Bradford