Tiger Moths drop 1m poppies onto QE2


Photo credit: Rex Features/David Fisher

The QE2 arrived at port ahead of its farewell voyage, Southampton, UK yesterday.

As the clock struck 11am, a million poppies were dropped from a Tiger Moth aircraft over the vessel.

The ship is currently sailing to its new home in Dubai where it is to be a floating hotel.

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3 Responses to Tiger Moths drop 1m poppies onto QE2

  1. Stephen Wolf 12 November, 2008 at 6:17 pm #

    Where is the Tiger Moth? Not a biplane to be seen anywhere…..

    From what I saw on the “box”, a DHC Beaver was used for the drop…..

  2. Barbara Cockburn 13 November, 2008 at 9:20 am #

    Hi Stephen
    Rex features, the agency that supplied the photo the aircraft was a Tiger Moth and other news sources said it was too.
    At close inspection it looks like you’re right, no biplane in sight.
    Anyone else have an idea?

  3. Paul Dopson 13 November, 2008 at 10:50 am #

    Aircraft used were a Beaver and an Auster

    Nice piccy here http://www.flickr.com/photos/bjcc/3021255737/

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