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Battlefield Guides

Living  Memory Tours is happy to recommend these talented colleagues below for your tour along the Western Front. All recommended guides are passionate about commemoration, have extensive knowledge of WW1 history and offer set itinerary and bespoke tours for single day or multiple day tour experiences. 

 

Additional referrals are available through local tourism offices:

Arras Tourism

Somme Tourism

Ypres Tourism

Jon and his wife Alison are expats from Yorkshire who live in one of the front line villages of the Somme, La Boisselle, next to the Lochnagar Crater where they also operate the charming Old Blighty Tea Room. Jon has a degree in military history and is an avid military artifact collector. Jon’s main focus is WW1 but he can also offer WW2, Agincourt and Waterloo tours. 

E: old_blighty@hotmail.com

T: +33 (0)3 22 64 09 16

 

Jackie and Rod have to be two of the most interesting people I know; I learn something new from Rod each time I speak with him. Also ex-pats from the UK, Jackie and Rod offer both set WW1 tour itineraries and bespoke WW1 and WW2 tours. 

E: jackie@battlefieldsexperience.co.uk

T: +33 (0)3 22 76 29 60

 

Owned by Canadian ex-pat Steve Douglas, Salient Tours in Ypres has knowledgable guides for their tours along the Western Front. Steve also operates the British Grenadier Bookstore on the Menin Road in Ypres where you will find all sorts of books, maps, souvenirs, authentic artifacts and reproductions. Steve is a talented photographer, (ask for his book), and has some of the best postcards. 

E: tours@salienttours.be 

T: +32 57 214 657

Claude lives across the road from the Berk Memorial in Ploegesteert where he and his wife Nelly also operate a tea room. Claude is very passionate about this subject having grown up on the Western Front. Claude will share his knowledge not only of the war, but also of the local areaClaude lives across the road from the Berk Memorial in Ploegesteert where he and his wife Nelly also operate a tea room. Claude is very passionate about this subject having grown up on the Western Front. Claude will share his knowledge not only of the war, but also of the local area

E: info@battlefieldexperience.com

T: +32 477 500 146

 
 

Iain offers tours all along the Western Front, even out to Verdun. Iain has an extensive military background, years of experience and study of WW1 history, and is a published author. 

E: tours@trenchmaptours.com 

T: UK Mobile: +44 (0)79 44 13 38 84 

 

Belgian Landline: +32 (0)57 48 61 31

Lucas often does tours for Salient Tours but is also branching out on his own. I’ve known Lucas since my first session as a guide at Vimy in 2014 and since he is such a pleasure to work with, we immediately hit it off. 

E: lucas_catteeuw@hotmail.com 

T: +32 477 42 78 31