Bruce Forsyth

Author's details

Name: Bruce Forsyth
Date registered: April 23, 2014
URL: http://www.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. The sins of the father – Sex, drugs and rock & roll attitude — July 12, 2019
  2. Monument to a failed hydro project – The mystery arch in Eugenia — July 10, 2019
  3. In Flanders Fields – Guelph memorializes its hometown hero — July 8, 2019
  4. Abandoned airfield played a role in Canada’s aviation industry — July 6, 2019
  5. Polices service talk a big talk, but the stigma continues — July 2, 2019

Most commented posts

  1. Canadian Army Training Centres of WWII — 63 comments
  2. Canada should issue a Cold War Victory Medal to its military — 32 comments
  3. Watching the Skies – The RCAF Ground Observer Corps — 23 comments
  4. Claresholm Industrial Airport has rich military past — 21 comments
  5. Canadian Forces Base Borden — 19 comments

Author's posts listings

The sins of the father – Sex, drugs and rock & roll attitude

July 2019 Re: Hedley frontman appears in Toronto court on sex charges (Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun, 12 July 2019): In light of the sexual assault and sexual exploitation charges that Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard is facing in a Toronto courtroom, can it reasonably be said that rock stars of day gone by bear some responsibility …

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Monument to a failed hydro project – The mystery arch in Eugenia

July 2019 In the Village of Eugenia, Ontario, an unincorporated municipality in Artemesia Township, beside the Beaver River at the top of Eugenia Falls in the Eugenia Falls Conservation Area, sits a lone stone arch seemingly serving no purpose. This stone arch was once the entrance to a long-vanished tunnel intended to be used in …

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In Flanders Fields – Guelph memorializes its hometown hero

July 2019 “In Flanders fields the poppies blow           Between the crosses, row on row” Canadian physician and soldier Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD, is one of Canada’s most famous soldiers from that terrible “War to end all wars.” LCol McCrae wrote the famous poem, “In Flanders Fields,” which is recited each year at Remembrance Day …

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Abandoned airfield played a role in Canada’s aviation industry

July 2019 On Gilmore Road in Fort Erie, Ontario, behind the Fleet Canada plant, sits an abandoned 2500 foot runway that once served as a private airfield for one of Canada’s oldest aerospace manufactures:  Fleet Aircraft of Canada, Ltd., the predecessor company of Fleet Canada Inc. Fleet Aircraft of Canada officially opened for operations on …

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Polices service talk a big talk, but the stigma continues

July 2019 Re:  “Mental health stigma persists at police service, veteran officer says,” (Barrie Advance, 9 May 2019):  I can relate to the lack of support that Cst Brad Traves talks about.  I’m a retired police officer who also suffers from PTSD and I received absolutely no support from my police service or even from …

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Keeping drugs out of correctional institutions challenging

June 2019 On 23 January 2017, Glen Kristofferson died of an apparent fentanyl overdose while being held in custody at the Central North Correction Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario, on charges of assault cause bodily harm. An inquest into his death began on 17 June in Midland and Kristofferson’s family have their own opinions on who …

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A walk through the past – Eckley Miners’ Village

June 2019 Eckley Miners’ Village offers an insight into life in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region, with an authentic coal mining patch town.  Coal companies would establish a coal town or coal patch to house the workers that toiled in the company mines.  Many of these “towns” were very exploitative of their workers, as the company …

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Peace & Music at Yasgur’s Farm – Woodstock 50 years later

June 2019 “By the time we got to Woodstock We were half a million strong And everywhere was a song and a celebration” –From “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell In May 2019, I finally made the pilgrimage to the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Festival outside of Bethel, New York.  The site looks …

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A pain that won’t end

June 2019 The death of anyone in a motor vehicle collision is a tragedy, but when young children die, there is little that can be done to make anything better. It was heartbreaking watching an interview that Jennifer Neville-Lake gave to Global News last year, describing the pain she is left with in the wake …

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Old lake freighter finds second life as a break-wall

June 2019 In the Port Credit section of Mississauga, Ontario, a former village on the shores of Lake Ontario, the harbour is protected by two crushed stone break-walls and a third that is actually a former lake freighter:  the S.S. Ridgetown. The Ridgetown, originally named the S.S. William E. Corey, was launched on 24 March 1905 as the flagship …

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