Christian Queffélec

Christian was born and raised in Brittany nearby the sea. The bunkers of the Atlantic wall became is favorite playground and he began sailing around the moorings intended for the battleship Bismarck. That is where is started developing a passion for History and particularly WWII. Living near the Naval academy and the naval air base of Lanveoc, he naturally joined the navy as a naval aviator chasing submarines, before becoming a submariner himself. He then joined the surface fleet sailing on board frigates and aircraft carriers. During this period he was sent in operations ashore in the former Yougoslavia  and participated in the Kosovo operation with the aircraft carrier Foch. After attending the war college in Paris, he was posted to the French operative level headquarters where he was a planner and with which he deployed to Africa in different ground operations  and missions (Tchad, Central Africa, Nigeria, …). Afterwards he joined the french strategic headquarters in Paris before being posted to Cameroun as an advisor and instructor at the war college of Yaoundé. Later he spent three years in the ministry of foreign affairs in charge of military and security cooperation in Latin America and North Africa. Posted then to the French naval headquarters in Paris he was responsible for the cooperation with the US and Royal Navies. he was He was then choosen to be the French military attaché in Lisbon (Portugal) where he also enjoyed very much guiding the public and  his professional contacts in the splendid french embassy.
Upon his return in France he choose to be posted to Saint-Lô, where he knew he would be responsible for the military organization of the D-Day ceremonies in Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Carentan and Utah Beach. A great opportunity to meet the veterans and their successors of the 82 nd and 101 st airborne or 4 th infantry divisions.
After retiring in 2021 and as he had planned Christian started being a guide for the battle of Normandy.