Bruce Forsyth

Author's details

Name: Bruce Forsyth
Date registered: April 23, 2014
URL: https://militarybruce.com

Biography

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

Latest posts

  1. Brampton’s original Fire Hall still serving the community after 167 years — July 28, 2021
  2. The fight for the re-introduction of the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal continues — July 21, 2021
  3. PTSD Awareness Day – A genuine show of support or just lip-service? — July 20, 2021
  4. Ghost Towns of Simcoe County – The rise and fall of Ballycroy — July 16, 2021
  5. Monument to doomed Air Canada Flight 621 at crash site in Brampton — July 14, 2021

Most commented posts

  1. Canadian Army Training Centres of WWII — 71 comments
  2. Canada should issue a Cold War Victory Medal to its military — 35 comments
  3. Watching the Skies – The RCAF Ground Observer Corps — 32 comments
  4. Camp Borden – The birthplace of the RCAF and the historic home of the Canadian Armoured Corps — 23 comments
  5. Claresholm Industrial Airport has rich military past — 21 comments

Author's posts listings

Brampton’s original Fire Hall still serving the community after 167 years

July 2021 The City of Brampton, Ontario, is a municipality that pre-dates the Confederation of Canada. Dating back to 1834, when John Elliott began selling lots near the intersection of Sideroad 5 and Concession 1, in Chinguacousy Township, what is now Main Street and Queen Street in Bampton. Elliott named the new village Brampton. The …

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The fight for the re-introduction of the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal continues

July 2021 An undeniable truth is that there are many, many Canadian veterans, who voluntarily left military service prior to reaching the mandatory 12-year service requirement for the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD). This can be a bit of a sore point for many veterans around Remembrance Day, when veterans proudly display their service medals while …

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PTSD Awareness Day – A genuine show of support or just lip-service?

July 2021 “Hope Support Love.” That’s the moto they used. On 27 June, Ontario marked the third annual PTSD Awareness Day, a day that’s bittersweet day for me. It’s good to see PTSD finally being recognized as an occupational hazard; something that can afflict police, emergency services workers, and military personnel, indiscriminately and without warning. …

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Ghost Towns of Simcoe County – The rise and fall of Ballycroy

July 2021 Near the intersection of Highway 9 and County Road 50, on the border between Wellington and Simcoe Counties is a short road called Ballycroy Road. This road, along with the old General Store, attached house and barn, are all that remains of the former Town of Ballycroy. Established in the 1820s, and geographically …

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Monument to doomed Air Canada Flight 621 at crash site in Brampton

July 2021 Air travel is a very safe way to travel, with thousands of flights taking off and landing safely every day around the world. However, when things go wrong, the results can be catastrophic. On 5 July 1970, Air Canada Flight 621, a Douglas DC-8, took off from Montreal–Dorval International Airport in Montreal, Quebec, …

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Many more tears to be shed

July 2021 With the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at former Indian Residential Schools in Kamloops, British Columbia and the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan, fresh in my mind, I visited the remains of the abandoned Spanish Indian Residential School in Spanish, Ontario. What became the Spanish Indian Residential School has its beginnings with …

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From the “No amount of money is too much” file

July 2021 So, Toronto city Council given approval for the re-naming of Dundas Street, an action that is estimated to cost between $5 million and $6.3 million. Of course, we all know this means it will actually cost around $10 million, at minimum, but I digress. Seeing as Toronto Council has so much spare money …

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After the last guest checks out – Abandoned Lookout Inn rumoured to be haunted

July 2021 The Lookout Inn, overlooking Lake Nippising, in Callander, Ontario, was a popular hotel that operated from the mid-1950s until closing in late 1980s. Its dining area and patio provided a great view overlooking Lake Nipissing. Reportedly, one of the original owners hanged herself in the hotel, after loosing her daughter in a drowning …

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The sacrifice of Rosa Parks remembered at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

July 2021 Rosa Parks is an icon in the American civil rights movement, best remembered for her brave stand against Alabama’s segregation laws in the 1950s. On 1 December 1955, Parks was arrested after refusing an order by Montgomery, Alabama, bus driver James F. Blake, to vacate her seat in the “coloured” section of the …

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Ghostly tunnels of the abandoned Rochester Subway

June 2021 Light rail transit services have been a popular public transportation choice for cities since the 1800s. Some are built at grade on public streets, while others are built on their own dedicated corridor, sometimes above ground, and sometimes below grade. When the Erie Canal in western New York State was re-routed to bypass …

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