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Offline June Ingram

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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #30 on: Sep 23, 2017, 08:36 PM »
John Little reveals that the conference received a letter from her majesty the Queen.

Could the letter please be posted here for all to see ? Thanks ! from June.  :)
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #31 on: Sep 24, 2017, 04:05 PM »
It would be interesting to hear how the numbers were split, ie forum members and locals , l think its great how the guy who made the funnel was there !! and that there appears to be a diverse range of people attending
What is clear is that everyone seemed to have a great time, l only wished l could have made it ! 
The organising behind such an event is a credit to the organisers and the team behind the scenes.
Who would have thought all this possible on the 11th November 2008..
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 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #32 on: Sep 25, 2017, 01:35 PM »
Captain Nick Bates takes to the stage

He was excellent. We were all rolling about with laughter. Met him to get his book signed. An absolutely lovely man. I can well understand that he was a great captain for the QE2 although never managed to sail with him. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #33 on: Sep 25, 2017, 10:57 PM »
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  He was excellent. We were all rolling about with laughter. Met him to get his book signed. An absolutely lovely man. I can well understand that he was a great captain for the QE2 although never managed to sail with him.     

Try getting through a Dinner with him on his table...Now thats not an easy task , Boy can that man host a table !!! ;D
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: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #34 on: Sep 25, 2017, 11:00 PM »
He was excellent. We were all rolling about with laughter. Met him to get his book signed. An absolutely lovely man. I can well understand that he was a great captain for the QE2 although never managed to sail with him. 8) 8) 8)

He was an excellent captain on QM2. His midday voyage reports were always amusing with his anecdotes and little stories!
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2 in her new life, in Dubai, in January 2020 and August 2022.

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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #35 on: Sep 26, 2017, 08:42 AM »
He was excellent. We were all rolling about with laughter. Met him to get his book signed. An absolutely lovely man. I can well understand that he was a great captain for the QE2 although never managed to sail with him. 8) 8) 8)


Must say that I also really liked him, even the charities he works for these days it something I really admire, helping the less fortuned under need us.

 

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