There are still tickets available for Saturday 23 September boat trip down the River Clyde to Clydebank with the option to also go up the Titan Crane. You can can see more information and purchase tickets from the Saturday Event page.
With only 5 tickets remaining for sale, it’s the final countdown to a sell out conference. If you have not purchased your ticket , don’t delay go to the conference ticket page and buy now.
There are only 10 tickets left for the conference in Clydebank on 22 September. Purchase your ticket to ensure your place at this conference to celebrate QE2’s 50 years.
I know that many of you attending the QE2 50 year conference will be looking forward to hearing conference speaker, David Humphreys talk about his experience of sailing with QE2 as a member of the volunteer crew, to the Falklands conflict.
Here are some of the key dates:
- 3 May 1982 Captain Hutcheson makes a formal announcement to passengers and crew that QE2 will be withdrawn from commercial service upon arrival in Southampton as the ship had been requisitioned by the government
- 5 May 1982 work begins to convert QE2 into a troop carrier
- 12 May 1982 QE2 sets sail for the Falkland Islands
- 26 May 1982 QE2 arrives in the active war zone in the South Atlantic
- 29 May 1982 Approximately 640 survivors of the lost HMS Ardent, HMS Coventry, and HMS Antelope join QE2
- 11 June 1982 QE2 ended her longest non-stop voyage, having sailed for 6,976 miles from South Georgia