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Dale Gervais has 24 articles published.

Dale Gervais has been actively researching and documenting the history of the Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit since 2006. Dale is currently employed as a Film Conservator at Library & Archives Canada.

Ottawa Race Day – Vimy Challenge

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    Me posing with the profile for Sgt. Norman Quick along Remembrance Row.
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    Remembrance Row - Sgt. Norman Quick, Combat Cameraman, Canadian Army Film & Photo Unit.
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    Over 20,000 participants were expected to participate in this years Army Run.
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    Mayor Watson takes the podium to support and cheer on this years participants.
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Today was race day in Ottawa for the Canada Army Run; In what turned out to be a beautiful day, over 20,000 converged on Laurier and Elgin Streets in Ottawa to participate in this unique military event. “More than anything, though, Canada Army Run, is about Canadians and the Canadian Armed Forces – Air Force, Army, and Navy – joining together in the spirit of camaraderie and community. It’s a chance for the troops to extend the military esprit de corps to Canadians and to thank them for their support. And, it’s an opportunity for Canadians to say thanks to the men and women who serve them in so many ways at home…

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In Remembrance: Sgt. Lloyd Millon

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    PHOTO: Sergeant L.F. Millon of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit with a group of British Army photographers, Bruges, Belgium, 29 October 1944. (L-R): Sergeants R. Stiggins, J. Connolly, L.F. Millon, E. Smales, C. Crocker - Credit: Sgt. K.B. Dougan / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-150149 / Restrictions on use: Nil / Copyright: Expired

Remembrance Day in Canada is a day to reflect on the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers; to those who have fallen, are presently serving, and to honour and say thank you to the many veterans. To commemorate Remembrance Day, November 11, 2016, I am reposting an article I had posted previously on September 8th, 2014 (on the old CFPU website). Documented with the help of two excerpts from the War Diary of the Public Relations Group overseas, is the unfortunate tale of Sgt. Lloyd Frank Millon, a member of the Canadian Army Film & Photo. In an undated letter, (sometime in early 1943) to then Captain Lawrence Audrain*, Lloyd Millon expresses an interest in joing the CFPU;…

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