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. Old CPR Roundhouse the centrepiece of Toronto’s railway-themed park — February 14, 2020
  2. Politicians and law enforcement don’t always mix — February 11, 2020
  3. Signs that you are a small town cop — February 11, 2020
  4. Railway Police still serve a vital function — February 10, 2020
  5. Heritage minister walks back comments on licensing news organizations — February 4, 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 — 27 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

A small cluster of buildings once played a role in the treatment of war veterans

January 2020 In the south-east corner of the Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care property in London, Ontario, sits a cluster of four buildings; three that are still in use and one boarded up and deteriorating, along with a small, dilapidated guard shack. This is the remains of the Western Counties Health and Occupational Centre. Formerly …

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The Whistler’s Mother Statue – Coal mining town honours their mothers

January 2020 In 1937, the Ashland Boys’ Association in the anthracite coal mining town of Ashland, Pennsylvania, came up with a unique way of honouring their mothers and mothers across America: an eight-foot bronze statue sitting on a hill overlooking the downtown area of Ashland. The statue is based on an oil painting by James …

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RIP Zenith TV – 1989-2020

January 2020 Today, I said goodbye to a friend I’ve had since my second year in university. My Zenith 19” TV. I have many fond memories of Zenith. I watched many great movies and television shows on this radiation box, including the very first episode of The Simpsons. Zenith moved with me from city to …

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The National Holocaust Monument honours the six million Jews who perished

January 2020 On 27 September 2017, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially dedicated the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, Ontario. The high, stark, white concrete walls of varying angles that make up the monument, sit on almost an acre of land on LeBreton Flats, across from the Canadian War Museum. The National Holocaust Monument, which …

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The unique locks of the Trent-Severn Waterway

December 2019 The Trent–Severn Waterway, a 386-kilometre-long canal in southern Ontario connecting Lake Ontario at Trenton to Georgian Bay at Port Severn. Originally surveyed as a military shipping route, the canal had its beginning in 1832 when construction began at Trenton. Unfortunately, access from Balsam Lake near Kirkfield, to Lake Simcoe was blocked until the …

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Jumbo the Elephant – The “pride” of St. Thomas

December 2019 Statues are a common way to commemorate notable people and animals throughout history, and many cities and towns feature an assortment of them. St. Thomas, Ontario, has a statue with an unfortunate significance for the southwestern Ontario town: Jumbo the Elephant. In a time before television or even motion pictures became avenues of …

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Muddy the Mudcat – The pride of Dunnville

December 2019 The southern Ontario town of Dunnville has a unique mascot: the Dunnville Mudcat, “Muddy.” At 50- foot long, and 27-foot high, the statue of “Muddy” is the world’s biggest Mudcat, designed by Mike Walker, a local artist and businessman. The Mudcat has long been associated with Dunnville, which can be caught by anglers …

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Baby, you are missing the point of this song

December 2019 With the release of another cover version of the classic song, “Baby, it’s cold outside” back in October, this time by John Legend and Kelly Clarkson, for Legend’s latest album, “A Legendary Christmas,” the debate about the song is back in the fore-front. Since 2009, this classic song, written in 1944 by Frank …

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Shockingly light sentence for the boys convicted in the St. Michael’s College School broomstick rape of fellow student

December 2019 The three accused former St. Michael’s College students convicted in the brutal broomstick sodomy rape of a fellow St. Michael’s student, one that was videotaped and shared among their peers, received their sentence in a Toronto courtroom on 19 December and it has provoked outrage for its leniency. The three teens, whose identities …

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The Screaming Heads – A unique art exhibit in the Almaguin Highlands

December 2019 Artists are always looking for unique way to display their art and Almaguin Highlands artist Peter Camani seems to have found a very unique way to display his sculpture work titled, “The Screaming Heads.” Camani, a retired art teacher who has art works hanging in The Vatican and Buckingham Palace, used his property …

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