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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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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« 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 »
6 more for you.
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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 »
6 more, the last for tonight.
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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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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« 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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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #30 on: Feb 16, 2017, 09:27 PM »
I am standing to the right of the door in hello the  next to female officer and behind Captans wife....

I spotted you a mile off on the video!  Can you remember what you were discussing, and how you were feeling?
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #31 on: Feb 17, 2017, 08:42 AM »
Brilliant captures Rob,

Just marvelling at the size of QE2's bridge wings!

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« Reply #32 on: Feb 17, 2017, 08:51 AM »
Frustrated and annoyed.

And you wouldn't believe the main subject being discussed!

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #33 on: Feb 17, 2017, 08:55 AM »
And you wouldn't believe the main subject being discussed!

At a guess... nothing to do with the event or QE2 at all... being English, I would have to ask if the subject was "The weather"?
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #34 on: Feb 17, 2017, 09:38 AM »
Frustrated and annoyed.

And you wouldn't believe the main subject being discussed!

Those really were her last ever moments of moving under her own power.  Incredible to think of it, even now.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #35 on: Feb 17, 2017, 11:22 AM »
Continued.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #36 on: Feb 17, 2017, 01:59 PM »
Frustrated and annoyed.

And you wouldn't believe the main subject being discussed!

Those really were her last ever moments of moving under her own power.  Incredible to think of it, even now.

Yes, incredible to think of it.  And what wonderful photos to have of QE2 during her last voyage.  She is viewed from every possible angle, and she looks incredibly beautiful, powerful, dignified, and so very sure of herself ! 

The photos bring even more meaning to what has been said about QE2 right along, that she is absolutely beautiful from every angle - perfection !
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #37 on: Feb 17, 2017, 07:20 PM »
Some more.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #38 on: Feb 17, 2017, 07:53 PM »
You know what Rob, as sad - really sad as these images are, the detail enclosed must be a minefield for the likes of Lachlan.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #39 on: Feb 17, 2017, 08:37 PM »
Amazing photo clips from the video.

 The number of people out on the decks bring back many memories of what it was like to sail on QE2.  People did not sit in their cabins they were on deck and enjoying the occasion and there were many occasions, maybe not as grand as this sail in to Dubai but special just the same. 
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