When QE2 arrived in Dubai on 26 November 2008, she had a spectacular reception. The Royal Yacht MV Dubai sailed out to welcome the QE2. The British Navy ship HMS Lancaster sailed alongside QE2 with every member of the crew in formal uniform standing to attention alongside the ship. This was the very first time that a British Navy ship had paid a full salute to a merchant ship. A flotilla of small ships joined the sail into Dubai to accompany QE2 and to everyone’s delight there was a fly past by the new Emirates A 380.
A fitting reception for an international icon - the QE2!
Photo: Michael Gallagher collection
Building a Queen!
Construction of Q4 at John Brown's Shipyard, Clydebank. If you have photos of the building of Queen Elizabeth 2 please post them in the QE2 build topic. to help celebrate her 50th anniversary.
The conference tickets are continuing to sell well with 75% sold within a month of the ticket sales opening. We know that there are people who are waiting to book time off work or arrange accommodation before committing to purchasing tickets. However, if you are thinking of coming to the conference we would advise you to purchase your ticket soon, so as not to be disappointed.
We hope you will buy this special badge to show your support for the QE2 Story forum and to celebrate QE2's 50th anniversary year. This will be a lovely keepsake and a talking point, whenever you wear it.
When you visit the QE2 Story shop you should click on the up down arrows to select the number of badges and choose postage to the UK, EU or rest of the World.
Photo: Pete Cain
Our QE2 Story mascot, Jim looking good modelling his new QE2 50 year badge
We would like to thank everyone who supports the competition. However we know that there are many members who do not vote, so even if you have not voted before please have a look at these amazing QE2 photos and participate by voting.
If you have any suggestions on how we can encourage more people to participate please post on the discussion topic.
Joint winners for the December photo competition were Skilly's photo "Peaceful Port Boat Deck at Midnight" and Hamburger's picture "Westbound" The runner up was Isabelle Prondzynski's photo "Chart Room Promenade at Night"
Congratulations to all our winners!
Keep watching thecompetition resultsto see the winning photos and to add your comments and congratulations.
Thank-you all for participating and well done everyone!
February Photo Competition: The QE2 Mast
Photo: Isabelle Prondzynski
This month's theme is "The QE2 Mast", chosen by Hamburger, the winner of the November competition.
Already there have been some stunning photos uploaded to the competition album but looking forward to seeing your picture of this iconic feature of the ship.
The prize this month is a jigsaw of a prizewinning photo of your choice, donated by June Ingram
Have a look at the Photo Competition instructionsand upload three of your best photos that fit this theme. You can also see information about the prize(s).
Deadline for this month's competition is 28 February so there is still time to look for your best 3 photos and upload them to the competition album.
Looking forward to seeing some amazing pictures!
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