I remembered this story after watching "The Crown" on Netflix. On the photo the Queen as we saw her in Bayeux on June 6th 2014 during the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. It is a funny story how Back to Normandy | Fred Vogels could help a QBP on a British destroyer in the Orient (Shanghai). The mail conversation, somewhere 17 years ago:

Hello Fred - just got on your website by using google. We are celebrating the QBP in S..... next Monday and require to play the National Anthem (instrumental version). Can you help us?


Hello F....

What should I help you with?

By the way what is QBP?



QBP - Kraliçe'nin Doğum Günü Partisi

I work for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) as system administrator based in the .........- China.

We are having a party next monday (QBP) and I am required to play the British National Anthem (Instrumental version).

Looking for the MP3 download but can only find with vocal - hope you can help out.

F ...

Hi F....

Yes I can help you

It is in the download area: xx called God save the Queen

I have made it just recently and it is a complete version

Good luck with it and tell the people about the website

Sincerely Fred

Cheers! Got it now.

Before I press the play button on monday, could you please confirm that your dwload version is the original/official version of the UK Anthem.

That's all very nice! I appreciate it

It was a disaster... found 12,956 different version of the anthem yesterday but... with vocals. Was denied by our consul general.

You have made my day! Thanks a lot Fred

F ....

As far as I know it is the official version

You should try: sing the lyrics with the music

If you are really English, you will know?.. :D

Good luck and tell me how it was



Bir kaç gün sonra

Fred - bildiğiniz gibi ... iyi gitti, hala marşın 'resmi' versiyonunu tanımlayamıyoruz, ancak davet edilen 160 üst düzey yetkiliden 'hiç' ses çıkarmadan orkestra versiyonunuzu çalmayı başardık. HMS E'nin ön güvertesinde QBP yaptık ve parti yaptık .... (Kraliyet Donanması destroyeri bir hafta boyunca S ..... limanında konuşlandırıldı).

hemen hemen! harikaydı - bu etkinliğin hazırlanmasında yer alan tüm personelden size kadeh kaldırmak!


F ....

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