Shortly before the 85th annual Belgian military parade on 13th July, two Belgian warships arrived via the river Thames in London. The Belgian frigate BNS Louise-Marie and the Belgian minehunter BNS Lobelia moored alongside HMS Belfast, the former British Royal Navy Town-class light cruiser, on the Thames to celebrate the Britain-Belgium defense relationship. We had the opportunity to ask the commanders of the vessels a few questions.
Belgian footballer TESSA WULLAERT was born in Tielt in 1993. She currently plays as a striker for Manchester City and the Belgian national team. Her previous clubs include Zulte Waregem, Anderlecht, Standard Liège and VfL Wolfsburg. She moved to the UK a year ago. Last month, we met her in London where she was invited at a debate on the future of women’s football. In the interview below, Tessa talks about her football journey and determination to stand up for what she believes in.
Mr Peter Van Acker, The Belgian ambassador to Tanzania recently discovered that the embassy was still in possession of a medal awarded to Scottish-born James Dodds by the Belgian government for participation in heroic airlift flights rescuing Belgian civilians during the Congo uprising in 1960. The embassy held no information about the pilot except for his name.
In January of this year, the new premises of the Honorary Consulate of Belgium were opened in Southampton, making it the 7th Belgian Consulate in the UK. Siddhartha Kunti will also carry responsibility for Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight.
Hebt u in de volgende maanden een nieuw paspoort nodig en wenst u uw biometrische gegevens te laten opnemen tijdens het bezoek van de Flying Kit aan Edinburgh? Het bezoek van de Flying Kit zal plaatsvinden op 15 en 16 april 2019 in de lokalen van het ereconsulaat van België in Edinburgh, c/o Experience Scotland Travel Services, 2, West Street, Penicuik EH26 9DL.
Dr Anne Samson is an independent historian specialised in the First World War in Africa. She grew up in South Africa where she obtained her BA Degree and relocated to London in 1996 where she completed her MA in Twentieth Century History and her PhD.
In 2014, Anne started a publishing company working in partnership with authors, TSL Publications. Alongside this, she undertakes research in both the UK and South Africa and promotes the role and significance of Africa in World War 1. She runs the Great War in Africa Association.
Hélène De Witte is a former merchandiser for high-end fashion and interiors brands Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Burberry. She retrained as a landscape and garden designer with the London College of Garden Design and qualified in 2014. She is currently living with her family in West London.