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Offline Michael Gallagher

'Secret' Document
« on: Oct 11, 2018, 03:15 PM »
Attached is the document that sealed the fate of the Queens as well as how the announcement was made...

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Re: 'Secret' Document
« Reply #1 on: Oct 11, 2018, 03:38 PM »
Wow
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Re: 'Secret' Document
« Reply #2 on: Oct 11, 2018, 04:31 PM »
Ditto - "Wow".  It is incredible to read this !  Thanks, Michael !
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Re: 'Secret' Document
« Reply #3 on: Oct 11, 2018, 07:42 PM »
Its so easy to imagine the fraught boardroom discussions that led to this, I can see the wood-lined room full of cigar and cigarette smoke, I can hear the keyboard of the typist typing up this secret memo, see her shocked face, and imagine the horror and shock of people reading it and realising the current Queens were dead (long live the new Queen!) and the feeling that the world was changing fast, and Cunard really had to act very quickly.    They knew that this was going to be front page headline news (in a way that QM2 retiring really wont be I'm afraid).   

What they didn't know, was that 736 was going to save them. And how.

But they deserve so much praise for acting when they did - even though Queen Elizabeth had lots more life in her, and doing what needed to be done, as they had when realising that Q3 wasn't going to cut it.
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