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

Never missing an opportunity to virtue-signal

June 2019 You have to admire U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence for his decorum and restraint in the face of having to endure a lecture from our fake feminist and Virtue-Signaller-in-Chief, Justin Trudeau.  Besides the fact that the abortion issue has nothing to do with international trade, nor had absolutely nothing to do with the purpose of …

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What if I had chosen suicide?

June 2019 I’ve attended many police funerals in my two and half decades in Law Enforcement, including the funeral of an auxiliary constable from the last police service I worked for, who died in an off-duty traffic collision (he left behind a wife and three young children).  I’ve also attended annual memorial services held to …

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A second helping of Borscht – The (crumbling) remains of America’s Jewish vacationland, Part 2

May 2019 Well, it’s official.  I’m hooked on the Borscht Belt, the colloquial name of the Catskills area of eastern New York State that was once populated with resorts and bungalow communities for Jewish clients from New York City.  For those who don’t know the story, the Borscht Belt was a popular destination for family …

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An open letter to National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan concerning the Afghan War Memorial

Toronto Sun, Edmonton Sun 24 May 2019 This is the text of an email that I sent to Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan: Minister, I am incredibly insulted that the Afghanistan Memorial was officially opened in secret at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ), in an area that is not accessible to the general public. Not one …

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Lost neighbourhoods 2 – Concrete City

May 2019 When an entire community is abandoned, it’s usually due to things like the exhaustion of the natural resources that sustained it, a natural disaster, or man-made disaster like a mine fire or toxic contamination. There are literally thousands of “Ghost Towns” across the country. For Concrete City, it was due to the construction …

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The impermanence of man-made structures – The shattered remains of the Kinzua Bridge

May 2019 The Kinzua Bridge was a railroad trestle near Mount Jewett, Pennsylvania that collapsed during a tornado in 2003.  The 301 foot high, 2052 foot long trestle spanning over the Kinzua Valley, was built in 1900 for the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railway; a steel bridge that replaced the original wrought iron …

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Rock & Roll’s broken heart – The rise and tragic end of Alan Freed

May 2019 Elvis Presley may be the King of Rock & Roll, but there would be no Rock & Roll if it wasn’t for Alan Freed. Alan Freed was the Rock & Roll Disc Jockey and media personality who coined the term in 1951 to describe the uptempo rhythm and blues sound playing on radios …

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The strange saga of Scary Lucy

May 2019 In the Village of Celoron, outside Jamestown, New York, the birthplace of iconic comedienne Lucile Ball, there is a small park along the shore of Lake Chautauqua dedicated to her memory.  In 2009, a bronze statue of Ball was installed near the entrance to Lucile Ball Memorial Park, one that would elevate the …

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University of Pittsburg Bradford Campus has an aviation past

May 2019 The Bradford Campus of the University of Pittsburg in Bradford, Pennsylvania, has an aviation background that many may not realize.  The campus was once the site of the Bradford Airport, established on the family farm of William Emery in 1927.  Emery’s son Harri was an avid pilot in the early days of aviation …

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Like it or not, cuts have to be made

Ford government just cleaning up Liberals’ mess Toronto Sun, 5 May 2019  The Bow Valley Crag & Canyon, 5 May 2019 The recent protests at Queen’s Park by teachers and health care workers highlights just how noisy the next three years is going to be for the Ford government. I think most people understand the …

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