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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #15 on: Feb 12, 2017, 01:35 PM »
I'm sure this would be the guy filming!

Yes, that's the helicopter I see in the video, I recognise the guys shoes too!  Amazing!

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #16 on: Feb 12, 2017, 01:57 PM »
The Royal Navy must have them, this was a helicopter from HMS Lancaster I think. Even if not The RN must have great pics too.

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« Reply #17 on: Feb 12, 2017, 03:16 PM »
Hey Cunarder Man- You are in Capture #36 onward, and video-ing - clear as a bell!

These are Fantastic, Rob :)
Thank you so much for showing us these in such great detail.
Did they come with sound too...
(Not for the first time, there are tears - for QE2  :'( )

Now - a question for either Rob, Holy Nougat and or Flagship!
Please - in Capture #46 - the last one, and Capture 33,  immediately aft of GBTT, it looks as if there are two 'greenhouse-like' areas of glass panes either side of the base of the great Mast, enclosing something, one on portside the other starb'd - with an entry in between the two... 
Please can you say something about the enclosures etc?
Thank You
Rosie

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https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,7531.0.html
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #18 on: Feb 12, 2017, 05:50 PM »
The Royal Navy must have them, this was a helicopter from HMS Lancaster I think. Even if not The RN must have great pics too.

The helicopter is marked DU-325, which at a guess is a Dubai registration? I could not find it during an internet search.

Amazing to see the film-maker sitting in the open door, his legs dangling! And someone behind him waving to the ship :). Little did they know...

Wonderful captures, Rob -- thank you for letting us see them!

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #19 on: Feb 12, 2017, 08:35 PM »
The Royal Navy must have them, this was a helicopter from HMS Lancaster I think. Even if not The RN must have great pics too.

Not sure about that; the helicopter in that picture is registered DU-325.  That's not a UK military serial but it is a current Dubai military serial.

It's a Bell 412:

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/779083/du-325-heli-dubai-bell-412/

The UAE air force has six of them and they are mainly used for search and rescue work.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #20 on: Feb 12, 2017, 11:55 PM »
Rob, all of these photos are wonderful, amazing, and now extremely poignant, since our girl has been languishing for so long.  The close up shots of the bridge are breathtaking along with QE2's call letters up on top.  How many aboard her at this time thought that QE2's triumphal arrival would be the start of her imprisonment.  :'(
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« Reply #21 on: Feb 15, 2017, 01:18 PM »
Four more images, as the helicopter swoops round the bow of the ship, amazingly close to her.

"Capture 7" is awesome - love shots of ships heading towards the camera!

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #22 on: Feb 15, 2017, 08:08 PM »
I've got a day off work on Friday, I'll post some more screen captures then!
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« Reply #23 on: Feb 15, 2017, 08:47 PM »
As Ever late to the table, but what a find , thank you so much Rob, keep em coming please, her last moments , but hell such moments eh!!

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #24 on: Feb 16, 2017, 07:07 PM »
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #25 on: Feb 16, 2017, 07:25 PM »
The helicopter cameraman zooms in for a look at who's on the bridge wing.

Someone we know is there...
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #26 on: Feb 16, 2017, 07:33 PM »
Thanks very much, Rob, for posting these amazing photos !  To have these is such a treasure !
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #27 on: Feb 16, 2017, 07:35 PM »
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #28 on: Feb 16, 2017, 07:43 PM »
Captures 48, 49, and 50 show so many people on deck, QE2 almost looks like a troop ship again !
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« Reply #29 on: Feb 16, 2017, 09:22 PM »
I am standing to the right of the door in hello the  next to female officer and behind Captans wife....

 

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