About the author :

My name is Filip and I was born in Belgium in a town called Zelzate, back in September 1963. I went to school and started my studies in Economical Sciences.

At the age of almost 17, I volunteered for a military career. I went to the 2nd Noncommissioned Officers School of Zedelgem for three years, near the city of Bruges. I left the school with the rank of Sergeant and a graduate in Social and Military Sciences. After that, I followed specialized courses to become Tank Commander at the Leopard Group Tank School in Leopoldsburg. Once finished in 1983, I joined my unit, the 2nd Lancers Tank Regiment. I went to the Administration School to become military paymaster, and served in this job in several units, for example, the Royal Medical Service School in Gent or the Centre for Transmissions and Electronics in Peutie, until leaving the army in 1991.

Me, at my first jump in 1982, in Moorsele, from a Cessna 206 airplane with CQ parachute, at 2500 ft.

During my training as a tank commander.

Now I work in ArcelorMittal Gent (Sidmar), a steel production factory, member of the ArcelorMittal group. I am responsible for computer support in the Steel Plant of this company. It is a very interesting job with new challenges every day and a very kind group of colleagues.

Once a week I teach adult people in the evening. I am trying to teach the basics on Microsoft Access. Every five months, I get a new group, and there are new challenge each time. It is immensely rewarding to see them acquire new knowledge.


About this website : Since I was a child, I have always been fascinated by World War II, from D-Day over Market-Garden to Bastogne, to the Battle of the Bulge. I hoped by making this website I could learn more on this subject myself, as well as maybe teach others about these events, especially the youth of today. I also hoped it could bring people together in a common bond of interests. Fortunately, it is already meeting my expectations with new people and discussions. Please do not hesitate to contact me or others who are looking for information on relatives, or whatsoever.


Making this site is also a way to express my gratitude to those who liberated our countries during WW2...

God bless,