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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Who was youngest ever crew member on QE2.?
« Reply #15 on: Jan 31, 2021, 07:54 PM »
Thanks Dave for this interesting insight into your work as a Commis Waiter.
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Who was youngest ever crew member on QE2.?
« Reply #16 on: Feb 01, 2021, 06:48 AM »
That was fascinating, Dave! It sounds well organised, and it must have meant that you got to know many parts of the ship and many crew members here and there. I would love to hear more of your stories, of which there must be several  :) .

Offline John D Hobley FinstR

Re: Who was youngest ever crew member on QE2.?
« Reply #17 on: Feb 15, 2021, 11:30 PM »
Hi Everyone.! I am delighted that this topic seems to have triggered a few memories many had when joining.at whatever age.

Obviously a time for us all we will remember for ever... So far it seems Dave was around the same age as myself and I expect he too had just as much an amazing experience at such a young age.

I often wonder how many young people would get the chance to be at sea these days at such an age.

I note that Paul mentions the Antillies which is also something I also remember of the time. In fact I wrote about this in my first letter of what life at sea was like back to the PWSTS school which was then published in the school magazine "The Healm" (copy of which along with some of my photos of my time on board in the photo gallery under 1970's for those interested.)
I look forward to reading more of your experiences that very likely helped to shape our futures..

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Re: Who was youngest ever crew member on QE2.?
« Reply #18 on: Feb 23, 2021, 01:00 PM »
Hi I often heard Story's of the Escalator that went from the Main Galley to the Columbia Restraint? and was a work up for the Waiters and Engineers? :) but no mention  off them?

Offline Dean Dusk

Re: Who was youngest ever crew member on QE2.?
« Reply #19 on: Aug 26, 2021, 05:38 PM »
The memory is a bit foggy but I am pretty sure I joined QE11 as a Queens Grill commis waiter around a week after my seventeenth birthday! end of may beginning of june 1979 It was a bit of a step up from a steward boy on Sealink.
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Offline Rod

Re: Who was youngest ever crew member on QE2.?
« Reply #20 on: Aug 26, 2021, 11:07 PM »
The escalators were taken out in 72/73??
Michael help.
I know they were probably the filthiest place on board. Rough weather and things falling off trays !!!

Offline peter ward

Re: Who was youngest ever crew member on QE2.?
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2022, 08:38 PM »
I joined QE2 on dec 4 1974 aged 18years and 5 months and thrown straight into the deep end as a waiter in the Britannia rest 😮

Offline Timothy Oliver

Re: Who was youngest ever crew member on QE2.?
« Reply #22 on: Nov 26, 2022, 01:54 PM »
Joined QE2 12/03/1978 Hong Kong aged 17 years & 2 months (Deck Boy).

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Re: Who was youngest ever crew member on QE2.?
« Reply #23 on: Nov 26, 2022, 02:00 PM »
Joined QE2 12/03/1978 Hong Kong aged 17 years & 2 months (Deck Boy).

My goodness... that must have been an experience.
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Who was youngest ever crew member on QE2.?
« Reply #24 on: Nov 26, 2022, 05:52 PM »
Joined QE2 12/03/1978 Hong Kong aged 17 years & 2 months (Deck Boy).

Definitely one one of the youngest crew
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Who was youngest ever crew member on QE2.?
« Reply #25 on: Nov 26, 2022, 06:48 PM »
I joined QE2 on dec 4 1974 aged 18years and 5 months and thrown straight into the deep end as a waiter in the Britannia rest 😮

Did you have training or experience as a waiter at that very young time? What motivated you to apply for the job, and did you enjoy it once you were there?

 

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