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Online Michael Gallagher

QE2 DAY - 5 JULY 2015

The 50th Anniversary of the laying of her keel will be marked and her life celebrated on QE2 Day on the second day of Queen Mary 2's 175 crossing. There will be a Gala Dinner with commemorative QE2 menu.

Michael

(NOTE - Further details posted further down)
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QE2 DAY - 5 JULY 2015

The 50th Anniversary of the laying of her keel will be marked and her life celebrated on QE2 Day on the second day of Queen Mary 2's 175 crossing. There will be a Gala Dinner with commemorative QE2 menu.

Michael

Absolutely awesome !   :D
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Hi Michael - Do you have at this time any other information on the plans for QE2 day aboard QM2 ?  I do think it is wonderful that Cunard are having a QE2 day !  June   :)
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QE2 Day - 5 July 2015 on Queen Mary 2

  • Special Noon whistle blast and dedication from Captain Oprey
  • Gathering for QE2 Fans
  • Special QE2 Quiz in the Golden Lion
  • Screening of Magic Ride in the cinema
  • Commemorative Menu dedicated to QE2 at dinner
  • QE2 Lecture

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Can you tell us who the QE2 Lecture will be given by please?
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Warwick  I think!

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Thank you, Michael, very much for the information about QE2 Day.  It does sound very nice and certainly most appropriate that QE2 should receive special recognition !   :)
QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !

Offline Grill Britannia

All sounds great. Looking forward to meeting fellow QE2 forum members. :) :) :) :)
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Online Lynda Bradford

Will ex QE2 crew be invited to the gathering for QE2 fans?
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Offline safarigal

This is fantastic news - great addition to what already looks like being a great crossing. QE2 must've been on my mind today. When the immigration official at Heathrow today asked about my lack of a return ticket to the US, I proudly declared that I was returning on QE2 sounding very much like Hyacinth Bouquet. Wishful thinking!

Offline photocruiser

I could do Liverpool at a pinch, but would far rather do Southampton.
Are there any other QE2 Voyagers able to be in Southampton on the 2nd July to see the Mary off on her Voyage to Liverpool prior to the Atlantic Crossing?
I was Lucky enough to be on the Elizabeth when the three Queens met in Liverpool on the 25th of may last. However it should have been 4 SHIPS.

The QE2 was very conspicuous by her absence.

QE2 as a floating Hotel? Stuff and nonsense. The ship should be sailing. Whilst she may perhaps not be able to do the big voyages anymore,
smaller ones in Europe could be more that feasible and would be sold out consistently.
« Last Edit: Jun 29, 2015, 01:04 PM by photocruiser »

Offline Clydebuilt1971

This is great news - pity the presentation couldn't be streamed back onto this forum.

Gav

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Oh yes it could! What I would need would be a Black Magic Movie Camera - see their website. A passage for two paid for by Cunard so I could do this  - fat chance of that! Suitable lighting equipment, and a link to the net via an Apple Mac computer.

By the way you all should know that you cannot have YOU OWN DIGITAL OR OTHERWISE PHOTOGRAPHS printed on 'Cunard' ships anymore.

When I was on the Elizabeth for the three Queens SHOULD- HAVE BEEN FOUR- voyage where we met up in Liverpool, I lodged a complaint about this. I am still waiting for the 'baboons' in carnival HQ UK in Southampton to get back to me on this one.

Offline Gerard Loughrey

My wife Kay and I will be on the QM2 this Thursday for the full 175 crossing.

1st experience with the forum so hope to meet fellow aficionados of QE2 on the trip.

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My wife Kay and I will be on the QM2 this Thursday for the full 175 crossing.

1st experience with the forum so hope to meet fellow aficionados of QE2 on the trip.

Thanks for letting us know you will be onboard, I have added your name to the "roll call" and hope you get the opportunity to meet other QE2 Story members while you are onboard QM2 for this historical crossing
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=6803.msg72114#msg72114
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
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QE2 Day - 5 July 2015 on Queen Mary 2

  • Special Noon whistle blast and dedication from Captain Oprey
  • Gathering for QE2 Fans
  • Special QE2 Quiz in the Golden Lion
  • Screening of Magic Ride in the cinema
  • Commemorative Menu dedicated to QE2 at dinner
  • QE2 Lecture

The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Laying of QE2's Keel is being celebrated throughout the day on board Queen Mary2
Number 736 was born, and there is a lovely picture of this on the front of The Daily Programme!

Thank you CUNARD - Today really Is The Day For QE2

The Daily Programme - as well as the early morning TV programme are full of the details. some are as follows.

10.00am - 11.00am in Illuminations
Commodore Warwick OBE is speaking about 'My QE2 Scrapbook'

11.00 am - 12.00 in The Grand Lobby
Robert Lloyd will be available for any questions regarding his painting and paintings

11.30 - 12.30am in The Winter Garden
QE2 Informal get together
'Come and share your memories...'

3.30 - 4.30pm in Illuminations
Dr Stephen Payne OBE -  'Salute to a Venerable Favourite: RMS Queen Elizabeth 2(1969)'

5.00pm - 5.25pm - Film 'Magic Ride' in Illuminations
Also at 7.30pm, 10.30pm

10..00 pm onwards  in the Golden Lion
QE2 Quiz

and in the tradition of QE2's Yacht Club at
10.45 it is ABBA Night in G32

All times are BST

At the time of writing (6.30 am!) both Commodore Warwick and Dr Stephen Payne are speaking on the Early Morning TV Programme.


« Last Edit: Jul 05, 2015, 07:13 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.

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Looks like a wonderful day ahead for you, Rosie :) .

Thank you, Michael, for the terrific work that must have gone into making this day possible!

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Sounds fantastic. Wish I could be here.

Happy 5th July to you all!  :)

Offline Cunarder Man

Given the friends I met yesterday in Liverpool who are onboard QM2, I'm sure that today will be filled with stories and memories of QE2. I am so  disappointed I'm missing the day, have a great time and enjoy this wonderful  liner on this special birthday cruise.

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It is so refreshing to hear of our beloved QE2's recognition !
QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !

 

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