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 - Fête d'anniversaire de la reine

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



Quelques jours plus tard

Fred - juste pour que vous sachiez ... tout s'est bien passé, nous ne pouvons toujours pas définir la version «officielle» de l'hymne mais nous avons réussi à jouer votre version orchestrale sans faire «aucun» bruit des 160 hauts fonctionnaires invités. Nous avons fait QBP et fait la fête sur le pont avant à bord du HMS E .... (destroyer de la Royal Navy stationné dans le port S ..... pendant une semaine).

à peu près tout! était génial - toast à vous de tout le personnel impliqué dans la préparation de cet événement!


F ....

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