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. Lost neighbourhoods 2 – Concrete City — May 24, 2019
  2. The impermanence of man-made structures – The shattered remains of the Kinzua Bridge — May 24, 2019
  3. Rock & Roll’s broken heart – The rise and tragic end of Alan Freed — May 17, 2019
  4. The strange saga of Scary Lucy — May 16, 2019
  5. University of Pittsburg Bradford Campus has an aviation past — May 16, 2019

Most commented posts

  1. Canadian Army Training Centres of WWII — 62 comments
  2. Canada should issue a Cold War Victory Medal to its military — 32 comments
  3. Watching the Skies – The RCAF Ground Observer Corps — 21 comments
  4. Claresholm Industrial Airport has rich military past — 21 comments
  5. Canadian Forces Base Borden — 19 comments

Author's posts listings

One is legal; the other is illegal

April 2019 Re:  Worst part of the Lavalin mess is the Tory response (Jim Warren, Toronto Sun, 7 April 2019):  Although I’m a Conservative, I do respect and appreciate Jim Warren’s observations but on this one, he’s way off base. Yes, opposition members did once criticize former Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Rabould, as …

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The price of convenience?

April 2019 I have a question for those who profess that selling alcoholic beverages in convenience stores will result in higher prices: Could this just be the price of convenience? Your local Macs, Circle K or Happy/Lucky/Fortune primarily exist for convenience sake; for a quick stop to get milk, cigarettes or some snacks for the …

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Huffman Field played an important role in early aviation

April 2019 Sandwiched between the abandoned Wilbur Wright Field, current home of the U.S. Air Force Museum, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, east of Dayton, Ohio, lies a former aerodrome named Huffman Field. Named after the former property owner, Dayton banker Torrence Huffman, the aerodrome played an important role in early aviation. It was at …

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Abandoned property once played a role in the development of the Avro Arrow

April 2019 Outside the Village of Nobel, just north of Parry Sound, Ontario, past some rusting fencing, in the middle of two fields separated by Nobel Road, lies the ruins of the Orenda Engines Test Facility. Orenda Engines was a subsidiary of A.V. Roe Canada, the aerospace giant who designed and built Canada’s infamous jet-fighter, …

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Deep underground in Pennsylvania’s Anthracite coal region – the Lawawana Coal Mine & Museum

April 2019 If you have ever wondered what it’s like to work deep underground, a great place to visit is the Lakawana Coal Mine, a retired Anthracite coal mine and museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Opened by Continental Coal Company in 1903, many of the workers in the mine were European immigrants who came to the …

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The wrong one was shown the door

April 2019 So Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal caucus have expelled former Attorney General and Justice Minister Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and former Treasury Board President Jane Philpott from the party and banned them from running for the Liberal Party in the next election.  I think the Liberals ejected the wrong people. Apparently Prime …

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A pub with a mysterious past in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region

March 2019 The legacy of the Molly Maguires is all over Schuylkill and Carbon Counties in Pennsylvania. For those interested in visiting some of the locations where the members of the infamous secret Irish society lived, gathered, maimed, murdered and were executed, there are plenty of documented locations to visit. One “reputed” hangout can be …

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So who’s the deplorable? – Trump cleared and Trudeau keeps sinking

March 2019 For two years, Robert Muller has been investigating allegations the President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. Now the report has been released and Muller has concluded that despite the fact that many, many left-wing pundits, politicians and celebrities have been saying Trump’s impeachment is imminent, there was …

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Screaming Tunnel – One of the lesser known Niagara-area attractions

March 2019 Running underneath the Canadian National Railway line near the intersection of the Queen Elizabeth Way and Highway 405 outside of Niagara Falls, Ontario, is one of the lesser known and more unusual tourist attractions in the area. Known locally as “The Screaming Tunnel,” this 125 foot long, 16 foot high arched limestone tunnel …

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City park has a morbid past

March 2019 The park known as McBurney Park in Kingston, Ontario, a park known locally as Skeleton Park, is one park with a rather morbid history. From 1819 until 1864, it was the Upper Burial Ground, the final resting place for many early settlers in the Kingston area of Upper Canada. Closed to new burials …

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