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. Thoughts and prayers won’t stop the gun violence — October 27, 2020
  2. Climate Hustle – A movie that presents the other side of the story, whether you want to hear it or not — October 24, 2020
  3. Abandoned generating sub-station a remnant of a forgotten public transit system — October 23, 2020
  4. Restored train station the lone reminder of the forgotten hamlet of Vine — October 23, 2020
  5. Park dedicated to the memory of York Regional Police officer — October 22, 2020

Most commented posts

  1. Canadian Army Training Centres of WWII — 69 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

Thoughts and prayers won’t stop the gun violence

October 2020 Thoughts and prayers are all that our politicians really seem interested in doing to help solve the gun violence, mostly gang-related, plaguing our major cities, especially in Toronto. Sure, there are arrests made and guns seized, but these are on a level of tokenism. While arrests and seizures are certainly good, when these …

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Climate Hustle – A movie that presents the other side of the story, whether you want to hear it or not

October 2020 This film and its sequel Climate Hustle 2, certainly won’t change everyone’s mind. Whether you agree with Mark Marano or not, some take-always after watching this film: We can’t say the science is settled and that all scientists agree on climate change, because the film shows that plenty of reputable scientists disagree with …

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Abandoned generating sub-station a remnant of a forgotten public transit system

October 2020 On the west shore of Bond Lake, north of Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a small boarded-up building resembling an old farmhouse. Between the house and Yonge Street, a little to the west, are several small, parallel, cut-stone walls. This was once a generating station for the defunct Metropolitan Street Railway Company, a privately-owned …

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Restored train station the lone reminder of the forgotten hamlet of Vine

October 2020 Dating back to the early 1800s, when railways came into being across the world, train stations were constructed along the rail lines to accommodate the flow of passengers and cargo in the villages, towns and cities through which the rail lines traveled. Sometimes towns sprang up around these stations where no town existed …

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Park dedicated to the memory of York Regional Police officer

October 2020 A community park in the Town of Keswick in southern Ontario is dedicated to the memory of a York Regional Police officer killed in the line of duty back in 2011. Constable Garrett Styles was on patrol at 5am on the morning of 28 June 2011, when he made a “routine” traffic stop …

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Her soul can finally rest

October 2020 On 15 October, Toronto Police made a stunning announcement in the decades-old murder case of 9 year-old Christine Jessop: they had positively identified her killer. Unfortunately her killer would never face justice, as he had committed suicide in 2015. Family friend and neighbour Calvin Hoover was identified through DNA evidence as the one …

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Hamilton’s historic TH&B Railway Station given a fitting new life

October 2020 Hamilton, Ontario, is like many older cities around the world that have lost historic buildings to neglect and re-development. Happily, many still stand and some have even been restored to their former glory after years of neglect. Back when the railways were king, Hamilton had one of its own railway companies, the Toronto, …

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Hamilton’s grand Canadian National Railway Station now a banquet centre

October 2020 The former Canadian National (CN) Railway Station on James Street North in Hamilton, dates back to a grand era when the railways were king and their passenger stations were often grand and architecturally stunning buildings. When CN needed a new station along the former Grand Trunk Railway line in North Hamilton, which they …

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Oro-Medonte honors long-lost soldier by naming road past family farm in his memory

October 2020 In May 1942, George McNutt left his family farm in Medonte Township, taking a train from the nearby Canadian Pacific Railway station at Craighurst, and joined the Canadian Army, serving initially with the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment. He never returned home. On 4 October 1944, Private George McNutt died while fighting in …

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Horseshoe Valley honours soldier killed in Afghanistan War

October 2020 In October 2009, 23 year-old Private Kevin McKay deployed to Afghanistan with his regiment, the 1st Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based at Steele Barracks in Edmonton, Alberta. On 13 May 2010, Private McKay was on foot patrol near the village of Nakhonay, in the Panjwai district of Afghanistan. The …

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