My father started his career as a sailor 10 years after W.O. II in 1955 at the age of 22. Slowly he climbed up to the rank of "Chef Cuisinier". He stopped sailing in 1969 when he met my mother. Some sections of interest out of his "Sailor's book" below:
- Voyage in 1957 aboard the Mercator to Quebec accross the Atlantic Ocean
- Voyages aboard the M.S. Elisabethville, Charelesville, Leopoldville and S/S Jadotville, which were luxurious cruisers to shuttle Belgian colonists back and forth Kongo. My father always fostered very good relationships with the African members of the crew.
- Last trip to East Africa.
- Excerpts of the Labour Law for Sailers published in 1928.
- USSR official stamps for disembarkation in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), then deep and forbidden Communist territory.
- International Certificates of Vaccination against Smallpox, Yellow Fever and Cholera from the World Health Organization.