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Inspired by the CFPU

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Since launching the Canadian Film & Photo Unit website, I have received many emails from individuals seeking more information about the men and women that made up the Unit. However, I have never received an email quite like the one I received from Laurent, who sent me an email from Paris, France, in February, 2014. Instead of a question, Laurent sent me a link to a photo from his collection; an inspirational full size replica of a Canadian combat cameraman, comlplete with patch, and Speed Graphic camera, based on photos of Lt. Don Grant, and Lt. Frank Dubervil. Laurent’s project stemmed from an interest inspired by his Uncle (a former…

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CSC Combat Camera Award

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The following story is used with permission by Lieutenant-Colonel Réjean Duchesneau, MBA Head, Defence Public Affairs Learning Centre Chief of Staff (PA) PHOTO STORY CFPU veteran entrusts Award to DPALC By Lieutenant Ronald Alvarado OTTAWA- The Canadian Society of Cinematography (CSC) presented the CSC COMBAT CAMERA AWARD, a special achievement award to the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit (CFPU) during its annual awards banquet held in Toronto on March 27th. Sergeant (Ret) Charles “Chuck” Ross, one of only seven remaining members of the Unit, accepted the award accompanied by two members of the current Combat Camera team based in Ottawa. In a brief but moving acceptance speech, Mr. Ross…

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