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. From The Roxy to Maverick’s Music Hall – Historic venue has entertained for almost a century — February 29, 2024
  2. Bradford West Gwillimbury shows their support for Ukraine on the 2nd anniversary of the Russian invasion — February 27, 2024
  3. I’ll take corruption for $60 million, Alex! — February 23, 2024
  4. The Pink Building is now gone, but its demolition revealed a glimpse of Barrie’s past — February 18, 2024
  5. Ports Canada Police once protected our ports – Is it time to re-form this federal police agency? — February 17, 2024

Most commented posts

  1. Canadian Army Training Centres of WWII — 74 comments
  2. Canada should issue a Cold War Victory Medal to its military — 45 comments
  3. Watching the Skies – The RCAF Ground Observer Corps — 35 comments
  4. Camp Borden – The birthplace of the RCAF and the historic home of the Canadian Armoured Corps — 25 comments
  5. Claresholm Industrial Airport has rich military past — 23 comments

Author's posts listings

Night of the Broken Glass – Beth Tzedec Congregation commemorates the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht Pogrom

November 2023 On 10 November 2023, Beth Tzedec Congregation and the Toronto Holocaust Museum held a commemoration of the 85th anniversary of the Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, as a part of Neuberger Holocaust Education Week. This was pogrom carried out against Jews by the Nazi Party’s Sturmabteilung (SA) paramilitary and Schutzstaffel (SS) paramilitary forces, along with …

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The Canadian connection to the Great Escape

11 November 2023 Re:  “Lest we forget: They made the ultimate sacrifice” (Toronto Sun Editorial, 11 November):  I realize your list of Canadian involvement wasn’t meant to be a comprehensive list, but another to add to it is “The Great Escape.”  While the 1963 movie was very entertaining, it was sadly historically incorrect.  Many of …

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Borscht Belt Museum – Telling the story of America’s Jewish Vacationland

November 2023 The Village of Ellenville, in the Catskills region of eastern New York State, is the home to a new museum, dedicated to showcasing the history of America’s Jewish Vacationland. The Borscht Belt Museum will commemorate and tell the story of the Borscht Belt, an era when millions of urban dwellers sought refuge in …

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The pointless exercise of banning single-use plastic shopping bags

November 2023 Well, now that my supply of “single-use” plastic shopping bags is running low, I recently purchased some Glad Kitchen Catchers to line the garbage cans in my house. Yay, I’m saving the planet by not using “single-use” plastic shopping bags anymore!!! This is just another perfect example of “Political Environmentalism,” not environmentalism that’s …

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Cober Church and Cemetery – A reminder of Vaughan’s pioneer days

November 2023 The City of Vaughan, in southern Ontario, a former rural township that grew up into a busy, vibrant city, has seen many changes since it was first surveyed in the early 19th Century. Back when horse and buggy travel was the primary mode of transportation for the average person, traveling great distances was …

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Political Science wins out as Trudeau sees support plummet in Atlantic Canada

Published in the Toronto Sun, 2 November 2023 Science Fiction Well, Justin Trudeau has officially confirmed what many of us have known for years: the decision to impose carbon taxes on Canadians is based on political science, not the scientific kind of science. By announcing that the carbon tax on home-heating oil will be lifted …

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The Port McNicoll “Mouse Hole” Arch – An odd-looking concrete arch with a railway past

October 2023 Like many towns in 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. Numerous railway line crisscrossed the country until motor vehicles and improved highways made the transportation of people and goods easier. Smaller railway companies went …

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MPP censured for anti-Semitic comments and kicked out of the New Democratic Party after backlash

October 2023 Re:  “MPPs should support Jama” ( Hamilton Spectator, Letters to the Editor, 21 Oct.):  What part of Hamas has no interest in negotiating do Sara Jama and letter writer D. Scott McNie not seem to understand?  This is not to disparage the average Palestinian Gaza residents who simply want to go about their day, go to …

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Olde Erie Canal Heritage Park preserves a part of New York State’s transportation history

October 2023 Shipping canals have been an important part of water-based transportation of people and goods for centuries. The Erie Canal is a 351-mile long historic canal in upstate New York, running east-west from the Hudson River at Waterford, north of Albany, to Lake Erie at Tonawanda. As with most canals, a series of locks were constructed …

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Watson’s Mill – The historic landmark of Manotick

October 2023 Since the early days of British North America, many towns and villages sprung up around rivers, where water-powered mills were built so that local farmers could easily transport their grain there to be milled. These communities were dependent on their local mill as bread was a staple part of the diet. Watson’s Mill is …

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