Author Topic: Alistair (Alibone), QE2 Engineer 1974  (Read 1198 times)

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Alistair (Alibone), QE2 Engineer 1974
« on: Mar 20, 2013, 11:10 AM »
Hi from ALISTAIR to all intrested in the QE2 and other ships of the company. I was aboard in 1974 then transfering to the princess cruise ships in the carib,Pass through the door marked crew only notice the lime green paint work and the greasy marks on the bulkheads, thats where i used to live with all the other industrious engineers.
I like to write sea stories to swing the lampe and throw salt over my shoulder any ditties from those enjoyable times would help my failing memory
Best  wishes  to all aboard
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Online Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #1 on: Mar 20, 2013, 11:24 AM »
Welcome to the Forum Alistair. 

I hope you will write some of your memories about working onboard QE2 in the Officer and Crew memories section.  There are already some interesting stories in this section.,10.0.html
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank

Offline riskygizmo

Re: signing on
« Reply #2 on: Mar 20, 2013, 11:35 AM »
Hello Alistair and welcome back to the world of QE2. Here's a little ditty you may have heard before.

Down the glen,
Came Jock Weir's men,
A lot of Highland dancers.

One in ten,
Are time served men,
The rest just ####ing chancers.

Have you had a look in the Wardroom section yet? There are a few photos of the down below types you might remember.

Full Away on Passage.


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Re: signing on
« Reply #3 on: Mar 20, 2013, 11:47 AM »
Thank you both for a warm welcome just like her majesty it will take a while to find my  way around ;"It will only take a short time to write a short story, but will take a long time to make it short" THOREAU"

Offline Twynkle

Re: signing on
« Reply #4 on: Mar 20, 2013, 09:07 PM »
Hello Alistair
and Welcome!
It's great that you have joined us.
QE2s engines can have only just been 'run in' when you were on board....Expect the engine room was incredibly noisy as well as busy.  I wonder about your very first memories when you first went down below?

Thanks so much for Signing On!
Enjoy the Forum here -hope it'll be of interest for you

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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