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QE2 Story Newsletter June 2012
« on: Jun 17, 2012, 09:30 PM »
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We hope you enjoy following QE2 Story on Facebook.  It is good to know that 1121 people like the QE2 Story Facebook page and follow our news. 

If you are a Facebook member make sure you "like" the QE2 Story and look out for posts on current topics. We also look forward to your comments.

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Remember you can select to be notified by email when new posts are added to topic boards.  All you need to do is click on the notify button at the top of topics and every time a new post is added you will be notified. 

You can also manage your notifications by going to your Profile.  Select Modify Profile, then notifications.  You can see what topics you selected for notification. 

Featured Topic Board

Service Life 1969 to 2008:,1.0.html

We are rather proud of members’ contributions to the Forum that has resulted in one of the most interesting sections of the Forum recording her Service Life from 1969 to 2008.  These topic boards, sorted by decade, are where members have recorded many facts and events that happened to QE2 over her long service. 

On the “QE2 Timeline month by month” topic board we have recently started to make hyperlinks into some relevant stories.  Let us know if you identify any other links we could make from the timeline to Forum topics.,1789.0.html

Have you had a look at the QE2 timeline in graphical form that can be accessed from the timeline topic or the QE2 Story Front page?

This is an ongoing project where we are building facts into the timeline.  Perhaps you could help us to continue keeping the memory of the legend alive by posting to the Service Life 1969 to 2008 topic board!

John Duffy, Hotel Manager onboard QE2 and QM2 Retires

John Duffy QE2 Hotel Manager from 1981 to 2008 retired with almost 47 years Cunard service on 22 May 2012.   It is significant that QE2 Story members had started a topic on John way back in February 2009 to report that he had received the Seatrade Insider Award for “Seagoing Employee of the Year” and since then they have been adding to this topic with news about John. 

Many members had fond memories of meeting John onboard QE2 and others could not help but agree with his quote "Well, you can't get better than the best, and when you're hotel manager of the QE2, there's nowhere else to go that compares..."

Have a look at what members have posted about John Duffy on the Forum:,113.0.html

QE2 Story at Three Queens Southampton

QE2 Story members could not resist the temptation for a get together at the Three Queens event in Southampton.  It was an early start for members who had booked places onboard the Blue and Red funnel ferries that accompanied the ships into Southampton.  But their reward was an amazing display with lots of flag waving and whistle blowing.  We also had members onboard some of the ships who were treated to an amazing experience that will live in their memories for a long time to come. 

In the afternoon thanks to Cunarder Man we toasted the QE2 as we picnicked in style.  Unfortunately an indoor venue had to be found as the British weather was not kind to us.  Rain, rain and more rain.  Have a look at what members had to say about the event and have a look their photos (post 53 onwards),4222.40.html

Cunard have put up a lovely collection of photography, videos and their press releases of the three Queen event here -

QE2 Story Get Together in Glasgow 29/30 June

We know how much you all enjoy cruising, so why not join us to cruise down the Clyde on PS Waverley, the last sea going paddle steamer in the world, on 30 June.   

We will be meeting for drinks at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow at 7.30 pm on Friday 29 June.  Dress code casual!

On Saturday 30 June we will meet outside the Crowne Plaza Hotel around 9.15am giving us plenty of time to walk over the Waverley.  We have been told that the Bacon rolls sold onboard the Waverley are very good but we need you to verify this.,4304.0.html

Photo Competition

We need your votes!

Members have once again submitted some fantastic photos for the photo competition but we need you to vote for your three favourite photos so that a winner can be decided for the June competition “Celebrating the Reign of a Queen” 

Please have a look and vote for your favourites:,4367.0.html

Very Desirable June Photo Competition prize!

QE2forever has very kindly donated a QE2 poster, which was only ever for sale in the QE2 bookshop, and will be a very desirable prize indeed.,4372.0.html

All you have to do is submit three photos that fit the theme “From Anchors to Lamps” Have a look at the June photo competition instructions to find out more.,4368.0.html

Thank-you once again to all our members who contribute to the Forum and are helping to keep the memory of the QE2 alive!

« Last Edit: Jul 04, 2016, 05:17 PM by QE2forever »
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