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I hope you continue to enjoy reading the QE2 Story's monthly newsletter where you can keep up to date on forum news. 

If September is the month when we remember QE2's launch then October 2008 will be remembered as the month when her final season of 2007/2008 was coming to a close and QE2 fans everywhere prepared for her final farewell in November of that year.  

The new Communications board contains lots of information on the Communications Equipment and the role of the Radio Officers, thanks to input from forum members Roger Latham and Willum.  

This month forum members have continued to contribute to discussions old and new and we have been pleased to welcome back members who have not logged in for a little while.  If you are visiting the forum as a guest, please consider logging into the forum and posting in topics so as to keep the memory of QE2 alive.  Forgot Password?

The QE2 Story 2021 Calendar is ready for sale -  see below for full details on how to order.  
Stay safe and stay well!

Lynda Bradford
Enjoy the many topic in the QE2's final season board, such as the memories posted two years ago of her final Westbound crossing in October 2008 
October 2008
Michael Gallagher: Final Westbound Atlantic Crossing

On 16 October 2008, QE2 departed New York with Queen Mary 2 for her final Transatlantic crossing following her Final call to New York.

Photo: Michael Gallagher
Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel Dubai

Information and photos of the newly refurbished Captain's Cabin Suite, the Queen Mary Grand Suite the Victoria Suite and the Hotel Managers Cabin.
Photos: Michael Gallagher
QE2 Communications Topics

Have you had a look at the forum's new QE2's Communications topic board?  

You will find  interesting information on the functions of QE2's Radio Communications and the role of the Radio Officers. 

Photo: Rob Lightbody
Thanks to the expertise of QE2's Radio Officers, Roger Latham, 2nd Radio Office 1968/1969 and Willum, Technical Radio Officer 1978 to 1988, the topics contain information, photos and memories to be enjoyed by forum members and guests.  

From the index page you can click on the items to navigate to the various topics:

Information on the QE2 Radio Room
QE2 Radio Officer and Training
Radio Room Equipment
Communications: Aerials and Satellite Dishes on QE2
QE2 Transmitter Room /Emergency Radio Room
Publications QE2 Radio Room and Marine Radio History
Roger Latham Radio Room Article

Radio Room Equipment Consoles 
The QE2 Story 2021 Calendar

Ready to Order

The winning photos of the monthly Photo Competition are included in the forum's annual calendars. This year there are two options, "The Ready for Sale QE2 Story Calendars for 2021" topic gives full details of how you can order your choice of these fabulous Calendars. 
Standard Size Calendar that you can order direct from the Lulu website 

Vistaprint Calendars offer a choice of three sizes that the Admin Team can order for you (see topic for more details)

You can see the more pictures of the Calendars in the QE2 Story Gallery
Photo Competition Fast Links
Vote in the poll: QE2 in exciting weather photos
Submit photos to this month's photo competition QE2 and Bridges
Twightlight of an era - the birth of QE2 and her role in the nations identity

In 2012 Leovinus started a really interesting discussion on QE2, as a national icon and "what part did she play in a bigger national identify"  This topic was recently resurrected with members adding to the discussion.  Why not have a look and share your thoughts!
Jim Asleep in Jimland

Pete Cain's dog, Jim first found a place in our hearts when Pete posted photos in the Jim Asleep in Jimland topic.  We enjoyed seeing his pictures so much that this led to Jim being adopted as the forum's mascot and jigsaw club mascot.  Rob Lightbody even made a point of meeting up with Jim when visiting the Lake District. 
Photo: Pete Cain

So it was with great sadness that I report that we have been informed that Jim died on Monday 26 October, 2020.  He will be very much missed by Pete Cain and his wife, Liz.  But his memory will live on in his very own Jim Asleep in Jimland topic, where you can enjoy looking at pictures of Jim and post your condolences, but you need to log into the forum.  
Hobbies - forum members give an insight into their hobbies (log in to view)

Recent post from Louis de Sousa on his recently opened Beer Museum to house his beer collection.

CasinoChris shared photos of a boat and motorcycle he had refurbished, plus his collection of ship memorabilia. 

This is a topic that generates a lot of interest, so why not log in and let us know about your hobbies.

Crew News

Crew Lists/Records Where can you access Merchant Navy Crew Records?
New post on topic Michael Fortune QE2 Queen's Grill Steward 1973 to 1983

Public Rooms Stewart, Chrissie Williams is looking for QE2's Itineraries 1991/1992

Photo: Public rooms crew 1993
I have Cunard Year Books to give away, for the following years: 
2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2018/2019, 2019/2020

If anyone in the UK is interested please send me a personal message or send an email to    
Lynda Bradford

Queen's Grill menus July 2005: George C Griffiths has Queen's Grill Menus, and plan ahead menus that he would be happy to give away, to the first person who contacts him. Log into the forum and  Click on the link for more details. 
Other Topics with updates this month
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