My name is Patrick, I was born in 1974 and grew up in the middle of Flanders Fields.
Joined the Belgian Armed Forces at the age of 18 and earned my parachute wings &
commando dagger in the Para Commando Regiment at the age of 20. Four years later
I became a parachute instructor. I saw 20 years of active service, trained and participated
in international exercises all over and served several tours in the Greater Middle
East (Afghanistan, Lebanon).
Being born on Flanders Fields, growing up with the legacy of the Great War, and in
relation to my experiences as a soldier, I developed a passion for “the Great War”
over the years. Starting a few years ago with guiding Canadian friends in the Ypres
Salient , I recently realised my own guiding project.
Sharing my passion with others, enjoying the planning, research, guiding....doesn’t
feel like a job to me. I’m sure you will notice this, together with my military background,
in my guiding work. I like to keep my tours small and on a personal footing.
contact by phone → (International) +32 475 51 98 28 (Belgium) 0475 51 98 28 by mail →