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Hi,

The committee have asked if I would do a live blog on the day of events at the conference, and I was only too glad to accept.

I will post updates, photos and whatever else I can manage through the entire weekend for our members who have been unable to attend, so watch this space.

I've locked this topic for now, but will unlock it on Thursday 21st as things kick off.

- Rob
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #1 on: Sep 22, 2017, 09:50 AM »
Gavin and Lynda introduce proceedings
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #2 on: Sep 22, 2017, 10:04 AM »
Ian Johnstone is now taking us through QE2s origins
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #3 on: Sep 22, 2017, 10:29 AM »
Professor Bruce Peter has taken the stage to talk about QE2 s design
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #4 on: Sep 22, 2017, 10:52 AM »
A view from the balcony, a full house, well over 200 delegates
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #5 on: Sep 22, 2017, 10:57 AM »
Nice updates thanks

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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #6 on: Sep 22, 2017, 11:05 AM »
A view across the delegates
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #7 on: Sep 22, 2017, 11:10 AM »
John Little reveals that the conference received a letter from her majesty the Queen.
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #8 on: Sep 22, 2017, 11:46 AM »
Excellent! Great everything is going well too!
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #9 on: Sep 22, 2017, 11:56 AM »
Captain Nick Bates takes to the stage
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #10 on: Sep 22, 2017, 12:45 PM »
Ronnie Keir : apprentice to chief engineer
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #11 on: Sep 22, 2017, 01:01 PM »
West Dunbartonshire's deputy provost welcomes delegates on behalf of the town.
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #12 on: Sep 22, 2017, 01:10 PM »
Thanks for letting us far away have a taste of the great event taking place right now.

Sounds and looks very exciting, wish I could beam myself there.

All the best, looking forward to new updates.

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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #13 on: Sep 22, 2017, 02:14 PM »
Dr Stephen Payne introduces the afternoon
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #14 on: Sep 22, 2017, 02:15 PM »
What's that on the balcony?
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #15 on: Sep 22, 2017, 02:16 PM »
Dr Brian Price tells us about Cruise Directing on board
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #16 on: Sep 22, 2017, 02:34 PM »
Thanks, Rob !  This is so very awesome !!   :) :)
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #17 on: Sep 22, 2017, 02:50 PM »
David Humphreys introduces QE2'S Falklands story.
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #18 on: Sep 22, 2017, 03:54 PM »
Scott Clegg is tugging at our heartstrings with footage of QE2 arriving in Dubai
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Re: Live Blog from the QE2 Story 50th Anniversary Conference
« Reply #19 on: Sep 22, 2017, 04:09 PM »
To receive a letter from Her Majesty The Queen is wonderful !!   :) :)
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