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. The first Tim Hortons restaurant can still be found in Hamilton — June 4, 2020
  2. Are people reaching their “lock-down” limit? — June 4, 2020
  3. Toronto’s railway past – The rusting remains of the CPR West Toronto Junction Depot — May 31, 2020
  4. Decline of the family-run resorts in Ontario’s cottage country — May 27, 2020
  5. We need to make a choice on trade with China — May 22, 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. Claresholm Industrial Airport has rich military past — 21 comments
  5. Camp Borden – The birthplace of the RCAF and the historic home of the Canadian Armoured Corps — 21 comments

Author's posts listings

We need to loosen restrictions sooner than later

April 2020 Re: “Feds try to stop provincial plans to come back to life,” (Anthony Furey, Toronto Sun, 25 April): While any return to a semblance of normality is absolutely going to have to proceed with great caution, I find it a bit rich hearing that Trudeau wants to establish the ground rules. Trudeau is …

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Cleveland monument honours Civil War veterans from Cuyahoga County

April 2020 The Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument is a unique war monument. Situated in Public Square in downtown Cleveland, the monument consists of a 125 foot tall black Quincy granite shaft on a large square base of rough-hewn granite blocks, trimmed in sandstone, that houses a memorial hall inside it. Designed by Levi …

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Nothing like hijacking a tragedy

April 2020 In the wake of the unbelievable tragedy inflicted by gunman Gabriel Wortman (whose name I will mention only once for historical value) in Nova Scotia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hasn’t even waited until the bodies of the dead are cold before advising he will continue with his campaign to ban “assault rifles” and …

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Cleveland Grays Armory – An iconic building that goes back to the days of private militia companies

April 2020 The Grays Armory is an iconic and historic building; one of the oldest buildings in downtown Cleveland that dates back to the days of volunteer private military companies. The Cleveland Grays were formed in August 1837 to provide assistance to civil authorities and for the defence of the city, in light of the …

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CNR Park – Maintaining Palmerston’s railway heritage.

April 2020 Like many towns in southern Ontario, the railways were once a vital transportation link for the movement of people and goods in the days before the automobile and paved roads. The Township of Minto entered the railway age in the fall of 1871, when the Wellington Grey and Bruce Railway Company [WG&B] constructed …

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The end of the Graffiti Highway

April 2020 An accidental tourist attraction in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region is no more. The infamous “Graffiti Highway” in Centralia has been covered over and buried with around 9, 000 tons of dirt, trucked in by Fox Coal Company Mining, on behalf of the property owner Pagnotti Enterprises of Wilkes-Barre. A coal mine fire that …

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Simcoe House Hotel – The last remaining stage coach stop on historic Simcoe County route

April 2020 Halfway between Barrie, Ontario, on the shore of Kempenfelt Bay, and Penetanguishene, on Georgian Bay, is the Village of Hillsdale. Running through Hillsdale is Simcoe County Road 93, following a historic and once very important trade and military route. Dating back to the early days of British North America, this was the primary …

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Middle Road Bridge – Ontario’s first concrete bowstring truss bridge

April 2020 Spanning the Etobicoke Creek, on the border of Mississauga and Toronto, sits a small, unassuming bridge, known as the Middle Road Bridge. While the bridge now carries only pedestrian traffic, this historic concrete bowstring truss bridge was the first of its kind in Ontario, and was once a part of the road that …

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I wish I could have said goodbye

April 2020 I met Belinda Jones, also known as “B”, while serving on board the Royal Canadian Navy training ship HMCS Porte St. Louis in the summer of 1989. HMCS Porte St. Louis was one of the Gate Vessel class of ships, colloquially known as “Pig Boats.” Both of us were serving in the navy …

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Well, I guess he’d know

April 2020 So O.J. Simpson believes that Carole Baskin, one of the stars of the recently released Netflix documentary “Tiger King,” murdered her ex-husband Don Lewis. Oy vey; really, O.J.?! Well, I guess he’d know what a murderer looks like. Were any ill-fitting gloves ever found? Well, I guess O.J. could always council Baskin on …

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