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Latest Newsletter February 2014
« on: Feb 26, 2014, 10:32 AM »
Interim Newsletter

The Forum has had a good start to 2014 thanks to your interesting posts that we love to read.  With over 3000 topic boards you have lots of QE2 and other ships’ topics to choose from and hope you continue to enjoy being part of the forum. 

Monthly Update
Every month, Alan Snelson is using the winning photos used for the Calendar, to produce a QE2 Calendar image, for you to download to your computer.  Have a look, give it a try and tell us on the Forum topic, if you like this option.

March image: Peter Fitness

When June Ingram asked the question “what steps are taken for dry-docking a ship the size of QE2”?  We were lucky to have Rod onboard, who gave us an insight into the dry-docking process.  He also gave us the benefit of his expertise by answering the questions posted in this topic.  Do you have any questions about dry-docking?  Have a look and contribute to this interesting topic!

QE2 in Dubai Dry Dock July/August 2009.  Photo Rob Lightbody

In the “top ten” of our topic boards the Passenger and Enthusiasts Memories is top of the list.  There are some wonderful stories that help to keep the memory of QE2 alive but we know there are many more stories to be told so have a look and think about posting your QE2 memories.,8.0.html

Photo of the Month Competition
Since we started the Photo of the Month competition in April 2011 forum members have uploaded 1,117 photos to the competition albums, so that we can enjoy many happy memories of QE2.

January’s theme “Beauty” has attracted many lovely photos, but as the poll closes on 1 March 2014 there are only a few days left to vote for your three favourite images that remind you of our “Sleeping Beauty”?  It only takes a few minutes to vote (much longer to choose).,5891.0.html

February competition - “QE2 Cabins and Portholes” This theme has given us the opportunity to submit some wonderful photos of external and internal views of the ship plus a few fun photos. 

Image: Highlander 0108

If you have a winning photo we would love to see it in the competition but remember that the deadline is midnight on 28 February 2014.   You could be the winner of this lovely prize, “The British Cruise Ship” book donated by Amberley Publishing.  See here for instruction of how to enter:,5899.0.html

Photo Competition prizes:  We are fortunate to have prizes donated for this year’s photo competitions and although we know you enjoy contributing, simply to keep the memory of the QE2 alive, it is nice to get a little prize.   Keep watching the Photo Competition board for more information. 

Lynda Bradford
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