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. Honouring Canada’s last Victoria Cross winner on the 75th anniversary of V-J Day — August 7, 2020
  2. Former Whitby Junction Station lives on as an art gallery — August 5, 2020
  3. Woodcester Villa – Gravenhurst’s historic octagonal home — August 4, 2020
  4. Not just throwing them under the bus, but backing the bus up and running over them again — August 3, 2020
  5. Restoring the past – the Canadian National Railway station in Jarvis — August 3, 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 — 31 comments
  4. Camp Borden – The birthplace of the RCAF and the historic home of the Canadian Armoured Corps — 21 comments
  5. Claresholm Industrial Airport has rich military past — 21 comments

Author's posts listings

Honouring Canada’s last Victoria Cross winner on the 75th anniversary of V-J Day

Toronto Sun/Postmedia 8 August 2020 (Note: This is an updating of an article that I wrote back in 2008) In conjunction with the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of V-J Day (Victory over Japan), and the official end of WWII on 15 August, we should also honour Canada’s last Victoria Cross winner, Lieutenant (N) Robert …

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Former Whitby Junction Station lives on as an art gallery

August 2020 The Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) is long gone, but many of the architecturally significant stations built to serve this one grand Canadian railway company endure to this day. Built in 1903 and originally standing at the corner of Station Street (now Galt Street) and Grand Trunk Street, the Whitby Junction Station replaced an …

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Woodcester Villa – Gravenhurst’s historic octagonal home

August 2020 On a hill, overlooking the Muskoka River in Bracebridge, Ontario, sits the historic octagon house built in 1882 by wool manufacturer Henry J. Bird. Known both as Woodchester Villa and The Bird House, the house has 16 inch-thick walls, each section of which alternates between 14 feet 8 inches and 16 feet 5 …

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Not just throwing them under the bus, but backing the bus up and running over them again

August 2020 The WE scandal just keeps showing that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is either colossally incompetent, or just plain corrupt, neither of which are good. There is an oblivious arrogance (or ignorance) to the fact that just because Trudeau thinks he is doing good, that he can do whatever he wants to do. This …

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Restoring the past – the Canadian National Railway station in Jarvis

August 2020 A sad reality as the years march by is that some of the buildings and structures in our communities are demolished and replaced by new buildings; sometimes even historic buildings. It’s called progress. Even some that aren’t purposely demolished are left abandoned and allowed to deteriorate to the point that it’s too expensive …

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We’re all in this together, are we?

July 2020 With the imminent re-opening of schools this fall, Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) President Sam Hammond is already criticizing the plan announced by the Ontario government. Among his complaints are that ETFO wasn’t consulted and that more teachers need to be hired (aka more dues paying union members) to deal with the …

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Gone but not forgotten – The Hamilton Studebaker Plant

July 2020 Hamilton, Ontario, is a proud, working-class city that is best known for its steel production, leading to its nick-name, “The Steel City.” Hamilton was also home to a Studebaker automobile factory, established in 1947, in the former WWII Otis-Fenson anti-aircraft gun plant on Victoria Street North, built in 1907. Studebaker was originally founded …

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Memories of a grand era – the Maple train station

July 2020 The Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) disappeared from the railway landscape 97 years ago, but fortunately, many of the former GTR stations remain standing today; mostly being used for non-railway functions. In Maple, Ontario, just north of Toronto, one of the former GTR stations is still a very busy railway station. Currently owned by …

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Some police duties are better handled by police officers

July 2020 With the “Defunding the Police” movement gaining traction in many cities, the municipal council in Berkeley, California, announced back in March it plans to look at forming a special traffic enforcement department that will use unarmed city workers to conduct traffic stops, instead of police officers. Back in March, the municipal council in Berkeley, California, …

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The Guild Inn – A treasure along the Scarborough Bluffs

July 2020 The Guild Inn, also known simply as The Guild, is a historic former hotel along the Scarborough Bluffs, that now operates as a banquet and special events facility. Originally known as Brickford Manor, this white stucco, Arts and Crafts-style manor house, was built in 1914 by Colonel Harold on his 40 acres property. …

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