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. Monument pay tribute to Merchant Marine sailors from Quebec who died in WWII — January 25, 2020
  2. Retired Royal Canadian Navy submarine now a tourist attraction in Port Burwell — January 22, 2020
  3. Prime Minister Narcissist goes out for doughnuts — January 22, 2020
  4. William L. Moore – A forgotten advocate for civil rights and mental health issues — January 16, 2020
  5. A small cluster of buildings once played a role in the treatment of war veterans — January 13, 2020

Most commented posts

  1. Canadian Army Training Centres of WWII — 67 comments
  2. Canada should issue a Cold War Victory Medal to its military — 34 comments
  3. Watching the Skies – The RCAF Ground Observer Corps — 27 comments
  4. Claresholm Industrial Airport has rich military past — 21 comments
  5. Camp Borden – The birthplace of the RCAF and the historic home of the Canadian Armoured Corps — 21 comments

Author's posts listings

Monument pay tribute to Merchant Marine sailors from Quebec who died in WWII

January 2020 During World War II, supply lines from North America to the United Kingdom and Europe were vital to the ultimate victory for the Allies. To accomplish this task, Canada formed the Canadian Merchant Navy, as did other Commonwealth countries. Civilian cargo ships were pressed into service to transport supplies for the war effort, …

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Retired Royal Canadian Navy submarine now a tourist attraction in Port Burwell

January 2020 The Town of Port Burwell in southern Ontario has a unique military museum featuring a Cold War relic as the centrepiece. HMCS Ojibwa was an Oberon-class submarine that served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1965 until it was decommissioned in 1998. Powered by a two shaft diesel-electric system, equipped with two ASR …

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Prime Minister Narcissist goes out for doughnuts

January 2020 OK, so our selfie-king prime minister decided to visit a Winnipeg-area doughnut shop, Oh Doughnuts, to pick up six boxes of $47 per dozen doughnuts for his colleagues attending the cabinet meetings in the city. Many are criticizing Prime Minister Sprinkles for not buying doughnuts at Tim Hortons, or for the fact that …

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William L. Moore – A forgotten advocate for civil rights and mental health issues

January 2020 On 23 April 2010, a memorial plaque was unveiled outside the Greater Binghamton Transportation Center bus terminal in Binghamton, New York, in honour of a mostly forgotten civil rights and mental health advocate who was murdered on that day 47 years prior. William Lewis Moore, born in Binghamton on 28 April 1927, was …

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A small cluster of buildings once played a role in the treatment of war veterans

January 2020 In the south-east corner of the Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care property in London, Ontario, sits a cluster of four buildings; three that are still in use and one boarded up and deteriorating, along with a small, dilapidated guard shack. This is the remains of the Western Counties Health and Occupational Centre. Formerly …

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The Whistler’s Mother Statue – Coal mining town honours their mothers

January 2020 In 1937, the Ashland Boys’ Association in the anthracite coal mining town of Ashland, Pennsylvania, came up with a unique way of honouring their mothers and mothers across America: an eight-foot bronze statue sitting on a hill overlooking the downtown area of Ashland. The statue is based on an oil painting by James …

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RIP Zenith TV – 1989-2020

January 2020 Today, I said goodbye to a friend I’ve had since my second year in university. My Zenith 19” TV. I have many fond memories of Zenith. I watched many great movies and television shows on this radiation box, including the very first episode of The Simpsons. Zenith moved with me from city to …

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The National Holocaust Monument honours the six million Jews who perished

January 2020 On 27 September 2017, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially dedicated the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, Ontario. The high, stark, white concrete walls of varying angles that make up the monument, sit on almost an acre of land on LeBreton Flats, across from the Canadian War Museum. The National Holocaust Monument, which …

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The unique locks of the Trent-Severn Waterway

December 2019 The Trent–Severn Waterway, a 386-kilometre-long canal in southern Ontario connecting Lake Ontario at Trenton to Georgian Bay at Port Severn. Originally surveyed as a military shipping route, the canal had its beginning in 1832 when construction began at Trenton. Unfortunately, access from Balsam Lake near Kirkfield, to Lake Simcoe was blocked until the …

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Jumbo the Elephant – The “pride” of St. Thomas

December 2019 Statues are a common way to commemorate notable people and animals throughout history, and many cities and towns feature an assortment of them. St. Thomas, Ontario, has a statue with an unfortunate significance for the southwestern Ontario town: Jumbo the Elephant. In a time before television or even motion pictures became avenues of …

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