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In Search of D-Day: Charles E. Beddoe

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When my father first sent me the article on Charles Beddoe, I was surprised to see that there had been a RCN Combat Cameraman living right here in Ottawa since 1958, the same year that I was born! I immediately contacted the Ottawa Citizen, who graciously provided me with his contact information; residing at the Perley & Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre, at 1750 Russell Road. What happened next became an interesting mix of straightforward interviews, discoveries, and…even more discoveries. Charlie had only recently moved into the Perley & Rideau, when the family had come across a cache of films in their old residence on Browning Avenue, only a few blocks…

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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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