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Canadian Military History Online Resource

A message from Military Bruce:

Thank you to all the people who visit my site and write to me.  I really appreciate your stories of relatives who served, along with the additions and corrections that you provide me with to correct and update my base histories.  While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the base histories posted on this web site, I am unfortunately sometimes at the mercy of the source material.  If you spot any errors or have any additional information to add, please feel free to contact me and I will make the changes.

However, please keep in mind that my knowledge is primarily confined to the bases to which our service members served, along with a few specialty articles on certain notable people in Canadian military history.  I do not have information on individuals, their service records or units that they served with during the war years or post-war years.  You might want to contact the National Archives or if their unit, squadron or regiment still exists, you might want to contact them too.

Regarding bases/stations that are not featured, it is due to either I haven’t had time to add them to the web site or, if it was a small military establishment, perhaps I have never heard of it.  Please feel free to provide me with information.

Thank you very much to all my readers.

Additionally, I was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for various volunteer activities, including this web site.  I wish to thank those who nominated me for the medal, as well as everyone who visits my web site, especially those who make corrections to my material and otherwise provide valuable information to help maintain the accuracy of this web site.  The ultimate goal of this web site has always been to provide a comprehensive resource for future researchers and historians.  The histories of the former Canadian military bases featured on my web site are, for the most part, pretty basic and are meant only to provide a starting point for anyone who wishes to write a more detailed history of specific Canadian military bases.

Bruce Forsyth, CD, Leading Seaman (Ret’d)
Royal Canadian Naval Reserve

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