Just under two weeks to go to the 2018 Armistice Centenary tour to Ypres, and we've now had confirmation from Battlefield Exploration that our guide for the day will be Johny Callandt.
Johny was born in Ypres while the town was still recovering from the effects of the Great War. He took up technical studies and became a carpenter and interior decorator in 1972. From 2009 onwards he became a fully licensed tour leader, specialising in Southern France, but his interest in local history made him decide to take courses on battlefield guiding as well.
At the moment Johny has specialised as guide on the Great War and is following the Flanders Battlefield Guides Training Program.
Johny is always quick with a joke but never strays away from the actual focus of the tour: the essence of the battlefield.