Category: <span>Beverlo Camp</span>

CIBI

On August 11, 1921, the law was passed imposing military duties on priests. They would receive training from a military stretcher-patient nurse in a specially reserved training center: the Centre d’Instruction Brancardier Infirmier, CIBI for short. On December 1, 1921, the first 88 recruits, called Cibists (or conscripted clergy), arrived…

Quarters Ijzer

Since August 11, 1921, general conscription also applied to the clergy. They would henceforth perform their military service with the administration of the “Training Center for Stretchers and Nurses” in the Military Hospital of Camp Beverlo.In peacetime, they had to follow the training of a military stretcher-sickness servant (called CIBISTS:…

The Olympic Games of Antwerp 1920 will always be connected to Camp Beverlo?

In 1920, Camp Beverloo hosted the facilities of the gun and rifle shooting events for the 1920 Summer Olympics. While those events took place, grenades exploded four kilometres from the shooting ranges, because the military exercises in the Camp continued! A photo of the Norwegian team in action  

Firing Range

The northern part of Camp Beverlo is used as a shooting field. Here you can find stands for firing and throwing grenades (see map). There is a lot of heath land and on sunny days the firing can cause fires. In the past the electric firing disc ‘Commander Bremer’ was…

Royal Park

In 1837 the first part of the royal park was laid out: 7ha around the royal palace. The same year they started with massive plantings east of the camp. With this they wanted to break the winds that came from the plain to protect the infantry camp against the shifting…