February 2015
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Ahoy from the QE2 Story Team 

We get lots of feedback from forum members about how much they enjoy participating on the forum but if you have any ideas on how we can make improvements or have any difficulties with any aspects of using the forum we would love to hear from you at

We will be contacting all members in the near future, to ask them to complete a survey that will help us be better informed about how you use the forum and what changes you would like to see.  Please look out for this email/newsletter and help us to improve the forum by responding with your views.  
Many members link directly into the Discussion Forum without accessing  The QE2 Story Front page  which is unfortunate as it has a wealth of information.  From the front page there are easy links to current discussions on the forum, news about QE2, forum topic statistics and lots more.

Have a look at the menus on the left hand side of the page where you will see links to the following: 
Learn about QE2
QE2 News
QE2 Story Latest
Current Discussions
The QE2
QE2 Stories

Did you know that you can help promote the forum by ordering and wearing the QE2 Story badge or downloading and printing The QE2 Story Business Cards to give to people interested in QE2?  There are many QE2 fans out there and the more that they know about the work of the forum the more memories can be shared.  Inside and out she was the most beautiful ship and deserves to be remembered.  

Above: TQS Business Card
Photo: Princess Grill,  Rob Lightbody

Last chance to enter this month's prize competition!

Our forum photo competition gives us the opportunity to share our photographic memories and relive some of the happiness that QE2 gave to us.

" QE2 meets other passenger ships" our February photo competition theme, has resulted in excellent photos that demonstrates our members love of ships.   We are looking forward to seeing lots more entries and wish you luck in finding your winning photo.

With the competition closing date of midnight on 28 February drawing near why not take a look at your QE2 photos and choose your three favourites to upload to the gallery.  For more information have a look at the photo competition topic.
The prize for the winner will be the Amberley book "Blue Funnel Line a photographic history" which is currently on sale on Amazon at £19.99.  Thank-you to Rob Lightbody who donated this month's very generous prize.


Last chance to vote for your favourite photo in last month's competition!

We were pleased that the theme “Activities onboard QE2” resulted in lots of fabulous entries for last months competition.  If you have not yet voted have a look at the photos and choose your favourite three pictures.  A beautiful QE2 Walnut Photo Frame, donated by Isabelle Prondzynski will be going to the winner.  The frame bought onboard QE2 is lovely piece of memorabilia.  
Voting closes on 1 March giving other time zones the chance to catch up with the deadline.
Congratulation to Isabelle the winner of the December competition with her photo Pursers Office and Rob Lightbody who was runner up with his photo Queens Room Roof.  Plus a big  thank-you to everyone who participated by submitting their excellent photos and voting.  Keep watching the competition results topic for more information.

Hint to help you upload your photos to the Gallery

Choose this link from the "Information, Site News and Welcome" board on the forum to go straight to the Gallery.  If you need help with uploading your photos have a look at these instructions   Remember the moderators are very happy to help and can be contacted at 


Forum hint

Rob is currently working on improving the menu function on the Forum. Have a look at the menu, below the QE2 Story Banner that can be viewed not only from the home page but from any of the topic pages.  If you are in a topic page you can click home to go to the Home (index page). This menu also gives you easy access to the Help or the Search functions, see also My messages, where you can read or send a message to other members.  The Forum Gallery choice gives you the option to go straight to the photo competition albums or upload to the gallery.  

This is work ongoing so keep watching for more information and improvements on how to access parts of the forum.  


Lots of Other Forum News 

Forum Tip - Create an "Avatar"  Rob produced easy instructions on how to create an Avatar that helps you recognise who is who on the forum and can be seen beside posts.  

In the rest of the forum, here are some of the current stories: A Word for QE2 where June asked "if you were asked by a reporter for a single word or phrase to describe QE2 what would you say?"  Interesting discussions on the Britannia figurehead designed by Charles Moore.  Bryce gave us a lovely insight into Joining QE2 in 1968  Ann asked if members could give information on the October 1979 Storm  and members obliged by sharing their knowledge.
TQS on Facebook
TQS on Facebook
TQS Twitter page
TQS Twitter page
TQS Website
TQS Website
Thank-you for your continued support for the QE2 Story Forum.  We know how special the ship is to everyone onboard the forum and we appreciate the contributions that are made to keep her memory alive.

Best Wishes

The QE2 Story Team
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