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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

August 2020 : QE2 with a boat or ship as escort
« on: Aug 02, 2020, 09:50 PM »
The theme for this month's photo competition is the "Naval escort", chosen by Bob C, the winner of the April 2020 competition.

Later amendment : QE2 with a boat or ship as escort.

This may be a bit of a challenge... but I can think of a few potential situations. Take a broad minded view of the topic :) .

Enjoy the search!



The prize this month is the DVD Three Queens, an international rendez-vous, donated by me (photo below). Alternatively, June Ingram is offering a jigsaw of the prizewinning picture. The choice is yours -- which will it be?



How to enter

The album is open -- so now is the time to look for your three most interesting pictures on this theme. Wishing you happy memories as you search your photo collection to find up to three pictures to upload to the competition album.

This link will take you straight there : Naval escort. but as mentioned above it can be QE2 with a boat or ship as escort

If you have not uploaded photos to the Forum Gallery before, have a look at these instructions, and if you have any problems, just contact us on admin@theqe2story.com. You could even email the photos to this address, and we can upload them for you.

The deadline for submitting photos is 31 August 2020. Voting will run from 1 September 2020 until 30 September 2020, until everyone's time zone has caught up with the date.

We look forward to seeing your photos in this month's competition. 

This is the final month of photos for the 2021 calendar. Maybe your photo will figure there!

Enjoy yourselves!  :)
« Last Edit: Aug 15, 2020, 04:32 PM by Lynda Bradford »

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: August 2020 : Naval escort
« Reply #1 on: Aug 03, 2020, 11:58 AM »
I have just had a look through my own photos, and it is ridiculous!

There has been at least one situation where QE2 was surrounded by military vessels (her farewell visit to the Clyde), but I have not a single photo of QE2 and a naval escort in the same picture. I shall have to pass...

I hope that many other members of this Forum were smart enough to take just the right photo, so that we have plenty of entries this month. Good luck!

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Re: August 2020 : Naval escort
« Reply #2 on: Aug 03, 2020, 01:11 PM »
Likewise I will have to pass on this month too given she didn't have a naval escort on the final New York departure, and I don't think a warship happening to also be in the same shot by chance in Gibraltar or Southampton or anywhere else if we have any such photos would count either!
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Re: August 2020 : Naval escort
« Reply #3 on: Aug 03, 2020, 01:32 PM »
If we find that there are not many entries because there has not been the opportunity of photos with a Naval escort, would Bob C perhaps reconsider his suggestions for the theme being with a Naval or other escort?
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Re: August 2020 : Naval escort
« Reply #4 on: Aug 03, 2020, 02:43 PM »
Should we make it being escorted by any boat or ship?  That certainly opens up lots more options.  (But naval if you've got one!)

I might have one, need to check, not sure how good it is without looking - I was standing next to Isabelle watching HMS Manchester  fabulous memory.
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: August 2020 : Naval escort
« Reply #5 on: Aug 03, 2020, 02:45 PM »
Yes, I am all in favour of that. And as the moderator responsible for the calls for entries, I shall make the necessary change.

All photos of QE2 with a boat or ship as escort will be welcome!

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Re: August 2020 : QE2 with a boat or ship as escort
« Reply #6 on: Aug 04, 2020, 12:38 AM »
Good Idea ! I can only think of one time QE2 had an escort, and then she left them in her wake.  :)
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Re: August 2020 : QE2 with a boat or ship as escort
« Reply #7 on: Aug 04, 2020, 04:10 PM »
Found a suitable photo, coincidentally taken 14 years ago today!
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Re: August 2020 : QE2 with a boat or ship as escort
« Reply #8 on: Aug 12, 2020, 05:54 PM »
Please have a look through your photos and see if you have any photos to enter in this month's competition. I know of one photo where QE2 is being "escorted" by a kayak !! Does a kayak qualify as a boat - I would say so for the competition, even if it is a small boat !  :)
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Re: August 2020 : QE2 with a boat or ship as escort
« Reply #9 on: Aug 19, 2020, 08:33 PM »
15 excellent photos uploaded so far, but I am sure there must be so many more photos of QE2 with a board or ship as escort. 

Have a look at your photo albums and choose three photos to add to the Photo Competition. 

Every photo uploaded keeps the memory of QE2 alive.
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Re: August 2020 : QE2 with a boat or ship as escort
« Reply #10 on: Aug 22, 2020, 12:22 PM »
I just went to look at my photos, expecting that my HMS Manchester photos from 2008 would be the most suitable.  However I can't beat the photos of that that have been already submitted, so I then found some different ones, that I'd completely forgotten about.

The photo competition makes you appreciate all the photos more, including sometimes your own!
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Re: August 2020 : QE2 with a boat or ship as escort
« Reply #11 on: Aug 25, 2020, 04:16 PM »
21 photos entered now, all of them showing how much QE2 was appreciated and how many boats and ships turned out to escort her when they had the chance. There is still almost a week left, so have a look through your collection if you have not already entered a photo. It is always a pleasure to see ever more views of our ship in many different situations. Enjoy the search!

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Re: August 2020 : QE2 with a boat or ship as escort
« Reply #12 on: Aug 30, 2020, 06:17 PM »
There is still one more day to look through your photos and hopefully find some of our QE2 in company with something that floats ! You may enter three photos to this upcoming competition.  :)
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Re: August 2020 : QE2 with a boat or ship as escort
« Reply #13 on: Aug 31, 2020, 07:48 PM »
There is still one more day to look through your photos and hopefully find some of our QE2 in company with something that floats ! You may enter three photos to this upcoming competition.  :)

This is still true. Entries will be closed only after the winners of the previous competition have been announced. Maybe that special photo is just waiting for you to find and enter it!