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Offline Fairfield

Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #40 on: Sep 20, 2017, 09:33 AM »
Somewhere I saw a video clip of the launch with George Parker (I think) at the top of the stairway on the forward stocks giving her a shove or two.  It was in a video of the QE2 launch that I found online well before the QE2 Story Forum started and I have not been able to find it since.

Anyone else seen this?

It's on a documentary about her final voyage. I took stills at the time.
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Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #41 on: Sep 20, 2018, 09:16 AM »
Another 'Happy Anniversary' to QE2

and, if you need more - here's another!!


Guessing that it would be too much to ask Dubai whether they'd consider running videos we've collected here on a public large screen in the Foyer...?
« Last Edit: Sep 20, 2018, 09:22 AM 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.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #42 on: Sep 20, 2018, 10:11 AM »
The videos bring back lots of memories. 

Happy Anniversary QE2
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Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #43 on: Sep 20, 2018, 10:17 AM »
Happy 51st auld yin!


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Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #44 on: Sep 20, 2018, 12:35 PM »
Happy 51st QE2!

We will have to wait and see what Dubai do to mark the occasion, having said that it's late afternoon in Dubai already...
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« Reply #45 on: Sep 20, 2018, 02:46 PM »
Happy Anniversary to QE2 !!   :)
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Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #46 on: Sep 20, 2018, 03:17 PM »
Happy 51st QE2!

We will have to wait and see what Dubai do to mark the occasion, having said that it's late afternoon in Dubai already...

Maybe they'll give a 51 second blow of her whistle, with the press in attendance... And maybe they won't...
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« Reply #47 on: Sep 20, 2018, 03:36 PM »
Maybe they'll give a 51 second blow of her whistle, with the press in attendance... And maybe they won't...

Maybe in future years...
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Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #48 on: Sep 20, 2018, 05:01 PM »

https://instagram.com/p/Bn8pdo3HocP?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1r7ro3vxlkote
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« Reply #49 on: Sep 20, 2018, 07:03 PM »
Happy 51st QE2!

We will have to wait and see what Dubai do to mark the occasion, having said that it's late afternoon in Dubai already...


Maybe Dubai did arrange a cake today for those onboard the ship

She did get a birthday cake for her 45th when Captain Cooper was in charge. 

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Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #50 on: Sep 20, 2018, 08:20 PM »
Indeed Happy 51st QE2.
I work with people who have no idea what QE2 is ! :'(
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 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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« Reply #51 on: Sep 20, 2018, 10:26 PM »
Maybe Dubai did arrange a cake today for those onboard the ship

She did get a birthday cake for her 45th when Captain Cooper was in charge. 

(Image removed from quote.)

As it turns out Dubai have marked the occasion with a post on Facebook and Instagram.

Edit: Sorry, just realised I duplicated Rob's post  ::)
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Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #52 on: Sep 21, 2018, 08:15 AM »
Happy 51st Birthday, QE2! :)
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Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #53 on: Sep 20, 2019, 06:07 PM »
Happy Anniversary to QE2!

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: QE2 launch
« Reply #54 on: Sep 20, 2019, 07:39 PM »
Happy Anniversary to QE2!

Here here!
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Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #55 on: Sep 21, 2019, 11:53 PM »
Thank you, Rob!

Don't you still feel just so sad - it seems almost unbearable at times, still.
This really does go to show what a remarkable ship QE2 has been...

In some ways, it's good that she is so far away now - otherwise, if she was being pulled apart on these shores in the same way - I'd have been well locked-up by now; the result of enraged madness!
I wonder too, about what's happened to the two lovely Cunard Benches...

No other ship....
R.


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Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #56 on: Sep 22, 2019, 10:11 PM »
Belated happy anniversary to such a special ship. She doesn't look 52 years old, still living up to James Gardener's desire to make her look like a big, sleek yacht.
First travelled on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last stepped foot and travelled on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008 - we had the better view!

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Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #57 on: Sep 06, 2020, 06:42 PM »
My friend sent me this Memories of Scotland newspaper article, remembering QE2's launch.

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