Battle of Messines


To commemorate the Battle of Messines (100 years ago) the Irish government, for the second time, fully entrusted Dazzle Events with the organisation of this nationally and internationally acclaimed event taking place in four different locations in the Westhoek region.

About 800 war veterans and soldiers, their next of kin and journalists were invited for the commemoration service, sadly battling some stormy weather. Apart from the obvious security measures, logistics proved a challenging priority as well. The event was attended by high dignitaries, namely Prince William, Princess Astrid and Enda Kenny, prime minister of Ireland. Together with the security firms, Dazzle Events again delivered an obstacle-free result.

Police and security carefully swept the several sites, screened the busses and checked the guests with a metal detector before entering the busses. 34 security agents and numerous (military) police officers kept an eye out during the event. For this particular occasion, Dazzle Events relied on years of experience in security and event logistics. Bringing the correct partners together allowed Dazzle Events to remain flexible at all times and turn this event into an unforgettable and serene happening.

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‘The Challenge’

Royals attending the memorial service: organising and aligning the operations of 34 security agents, the local, federal and military police and the Irish, Belgian and British national security.

A massive storm the day before the event meant that the event build-up had to be postponed till 4 o’ clock in the morning.


840 guests attending from over 10 different countries
Security check in Ypres, visit to Messines, Wijtschate and the Kemmelberg. Irish Army Band
Irish Army Band
A luxury lunch bag with wraps, fruit, cookies and water

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