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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #40 on: Feb 19, 2017, 04:31 PM »
Some more of HMS Lancaster astern of QE2, but catching up quickly, just before her sail by salute.
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #41 on: Feb 19, 2017, 04:50 PM »
Some more as HMS Lancaster approaches.
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« Reply #42 on: Feb 19, 2017, 05:32 PM »
Stunning !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #43 on: Feb 19, 2017, 05:36 PM »
Information here about the incredible planning that went into getting this video footage, including testing the A380 in a flight simulator the week before!

http://www.tirelesseventmanagement.com/index_files/QE2.pdf
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #44 on: Feb 20, 2017, 02:03 PM »
Some more as HMS Lancaster approaches.

One Clydebuilt ship salutes another!! (HMS Lancaster - Duke class T23 Frigate launched from Yarrows, Scotstoun, River Clyde 24/05/90)

The Duke of Lancaster is an ancient title currently held by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Class shots - although if QE2 was "giving it the berries" Lancaster wouldn't have a look in - her top speed is given as 28knts on the RN website.

Unfortunately - like QE2 she is now laid up - except shes still in the UK - at Portsmouth - apparently due to manpower shortages in the RN.

Gav
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #45 on: Feb 20, 2017, 03:31 PM »
Amazing stills from the footage.
Given that that was then and this is now, is there a reason other than the many hours of footage filmed as to why some real footage might not be shown on here. It does seem a shame .

Perhaps it might be featured in their PR when the new QE2 in Dubai is relaunched or whatever it is they intend doing with her.. When or IF  that day ever happens  :'(
« Last Edit: Feb 20, 2017, 03:32 PM by cunardqueen »
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #46 on: Feb 20, 2017, 03:42 PM »
Thanks, Rob, for making these captures available to us.  There is something very moving about the stills made from this video footage; perhaps because nothing is posed and taken from a particular angle on purpose.  These are true "action" photos ! 
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Offline Michael Gallagher

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« Reply #47 on: Feb 22, 2017, 02:07 PM »
QE2 and HMS Lancaster both launched by The Queen

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« Reply #48 on: Feb 22, 2017, 04:05 PM »
QE2 and HMS Lancaster both launched by The Queen

 "This was the first time in history a UK military vessel had saluted a civilian ship" is mentioned in HQ Creative's document.
Do you think this may have been because of QE2's voluntary 'trip' to the Falklands,
as well as sharing the privilege of each ship being launched by The Queen ?
(Although it is unusual, there must have been other times when RN ships saluted MN / commercial ships, mustn't there?)

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #49 on: Feb 22, 2017, 04:58 PM »
In July 2003 while passing Gibraltar, HMS Coventry came out and escorted us for a while and carried out some exercises.

Exchanges of whistles and a couple of shots from Coventry.

I guess this counts as some sort of salute.

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« Reply #50 on: Feb 22, 2017, 06:07 PM »
HMS Coventry came out and escorted us

What ship were you on?

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« Reply #51 on: Feb 22, 2017, 06:38 PM »
QE2 of course!

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« Reply #52 on: Feb 23, 2017, 11:46 AM »
HMS Cornwall met QE2 off Gibraltar on Sunday 13 July 2003...

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #53 on: Feb 23, 2017, 11:54 AM »
A couple of years ago I managed a tour onboard HMS Lancaster while she was in Hamburg.
Got from onboard the following photo

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #54 on: Feb 23, 2017, 11:54 AM »
The chap who now runs the Liverpool Cruise Terminal was on HMS Lancaster saluting QE2 that day...

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #55 on: Feb 26, 2017, 04:54 PM »
Hi
Its Kevin Jackson.

Many thanks for the fantastic photographs of the QE2 arriving in Dubai.

It is very sad to see these pictures, it is very strange to think that I was at the quay side the night the QE2 left Southampton on November 11th 2008.

I sang the Royal National Anthem to the ship.

As a member of staff on QE2 in the 1980's it upset me very much.

The pictures of the Royal Navy stood on the deck of their ship brings back a memory I have on a transatlantic crossing, first day out of Newyork
the QE2 past a Royal Navy ship and the crew were stood on the deck just like they were in Dubai, saluting the QE2.

Many thanks again.

Kevin

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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #56 on: Nov 26, 2018, 04:33 PM »
Amazing stills from the footage.
Given that that was then and this is now, is there a reason other than the many hours of footage filmed as to why some real footage might not be shown on here. It does seem a shame .


I didn't forget.  Its premiering on Youtube in around 50 minutes - you can join the premier build up now (click on the title of the video to go to its youtube page where there is a live chat available)


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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #57 on: Nov 27, 2018, 09:51 PM »
Pretty awesome footage . Was this effort by Cunard or the new owners ?
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #58 on: Nov 27, 2018, 10:11 PM »
Pretty awesome footage . Was this effort by Cunard or the new owners ?

It was by the new owners
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Re: Unseen Helicopter Footage of QE2 coming into Dubai
« Reply #59 on: Nov 27, 2018, 11:21 PM »
Pretty awesome footage . Was this effort by Cunard or the new owners ?

Some of this footage was used in the official arrival into Dubai video by Nakheel that also used "Time to say Goodbye" and featured an Emirates A380 among other footage. Rob linked to said video here on the forum a few months ago, but I can't remember where exactly on the forum?

Thank you for uploading the raw footage Rob, particularly given the previously unseen, great angles but also showing more of an end of an era.
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