Remembering ‘Stormin’ Norman (Norman C. Quick, CSC; 1921-2013)

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Dale Gervais – September 15, 2013 Norman Quick was born in Toronto, Ontario on April 22, 1921. As a youth, Norm carried camera equipment for his father, Charles James Quick, who worked in the 1920s with the the Ontario Motion Picture Bureau and was involved in the production of the well-known feature film “Carry On Sergeant” in 1927. Two years later, Director Frank Badgley brought Charlie to Ottawa to join the Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau, the forerunner of the National Film Board. At the outbreak of war in 1939, Norman enlisted with the Canadian Medical Corps, undertaking training at Camp Borden. After making no less than seven requests, he…

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The women of the CFPU.

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PHOTO ABOVE: Private Nadine Manning of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit processing strips of censored film at Merton Park Studios, London, England, 19 December 1944. Credit: Capt. Jack H. Smith / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-152111 Although Canadian women played an important role during WWII, most of them served in a supportive role to their male counterparts such as secretaries, clerks, mechanics, or worked in canteens. But, in one area, that was unique to both men and women of the Canadian Forces was in the Canadian Film and Photo Unit. Nadine was born in London, England, in April of 1923, the result…

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