In Memoriam

Lieutenant General Remco Seijn

30 September 1948 - 27 September 2015

We have learned with great sadness of the passing away of Lt. Gen. Remco Seijn, former Treasurer General of the WVF, on 27 September 2015

Lieutenant General Remco Seijn was born on 30 September 1948 in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. He began a rich and varied military career in 1968, as a cadet at the Royal Military Academy in Breda, before he was posted to Germany as a Platoon Commander in 1972. Lt. Gen. Seijn went through various ranks with the Royal Netherlands Army, prior to his involvement with NATO. In 2002 he became Lieutenant General as Chief of Staff of Regional Headquarters Allied Forces North Europe in Brunssum, a position he held up to his retirement in 2006.

Lt. Gen. Seijn was an active and valued member of the Veterans Community in the Netherlands and internationally. He was chairman of the ’45 Liberation Foundation from 2006-2014, Chairman of the Netherlands Association of Military War Victims (BNMO) from 2010-2014 and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the PTSD Clinic for Uniformed Service Members from 2014. 

He was elected Treasurer General of the World Veterans Federation at the 27th General Assembly in 2012 and served in this position until 2015.

Lt. Gen. Seijn will be remembered for his devotion to the veteran cause both in the Netherlands and abroad and for his support of and commitment to the WVF.  He will be greatly missed as a colleague and a friend. Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family at this difficult time.

Condolences may be sent to the WVF Secretariat who will convey them to his family. 





WVF member association in the United Kingdom Combat Stress recently  published an important article on PTSD in the prestigious British Medical Journal .

You can read it on the BMJ website or download the PDF by clicking here.



WVF supports the film "ADAMA" released in French cinemas today

We are proud to support the release of the film ADAMA which is being released in French cinemas today, WEdnesday 21 October 2015.

Adama is an animated film directed by Simon Rouby, and artists from various backgrounds, based on a screenplay by Julien Litli, with the voices of Azize Diabaté (Adama), Pascal Nzonzi (Abdou), Jack Mba (Samba) and the rapper Oxmo Puccino (Djo). The film is being released in French cinemas today (October 21) and will later be released internationally.

The film tells the story of twelve year old Adama from a village in West Africa, who defies the elders to go in search of his older brother on the battlefields of World War I. Adama is a story of great artistic quality. It is strong and imbued with emotion, offering a reflection on war, the situation of children in armed conflict, immigration, the quest for initiation, the childs transition to adulthood, the universal condition of man, humanism ...