My name is Patrick and I would be happy to guide you around during your Battlefield
Tour on Flanders Fields.
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,
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 very small (max of 6 people) and on a
contact by phone → (International) +32 475 51 98 28 (Belgium) 0475 51 98 28 by mail →