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Offline Boris

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Captain Lawrence Portet - RIP
« on: Nov 26, 2017, 08:09 AM »
Regret to report that Captain Portet at the age of 92 crost the bar last Wednesday, 22 November 2017.
« Last Edit: Nov 26, 2017, 08:13 AM by Boris »

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Re: Captain Lawrence Portet - RIP
« Reply #1 on: Nov 26, 2017, 08:15 AM »
Sad news, I liked working with him a lot.
I saw him around 9 years ago , after the Queens last lunch on the ship. Unfortunately he was loosing his sight.
At least he had a good innings

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Re: Captain Lawrence Portet - RIP
« Reply #2 on: Nov 26, 2017, 10:41 AM »
Sad news for his family but at age 92 as ship pro said he had a good innings. 

Condolences go to his family
RIP Captain

I have update his Captain's profile with the date he died.,5624.msg56590.html#msg56590
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank

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Re: Captain Lawrence Portet - RIP
« Reply #3 on: Nov 26, 2017, 03:39 PM »
 I had a lot of time for Capt P, wicked sense of humour, like most of us, some tales are actually repeatable, for example We had a radio link between the Concorde and QE2 to promote the tie, Capt Portet was master at the time, Conversation went something like 'Good afternoon this is Capt Anderson on Concorde 002 currently at 41,000 feet Mach 1.3 , we are serving lunch to our passengers this being Lobster Thermidore followed by Steak Diane and a choice of international cheeses, over to you' Capt Portet replied in his measured low tones :- 'Thank you for that, all of us on board wish you a safe crossing. If I were to describe our lunch menu to you, you would have arrived in London before I finished' Classic, admire your speed but don't think much of the menu!
 RIP sir.

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Re: Captain Lawrence Portet - RIP
« Reply #4 on: Nov 26, 2017, 04:19 PM »
Rest in peace, Captain Portet, and condolences to his family.
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