From a BBC profile on Farage:
We drove to France with Mr Farage to indulge his other great passion - the battlefields of the Great War.
He has been coming here for more than 30 years.
His grandfather, Private Harry Farage, was wounded near Vimy Ridge at Arras. He says that when he first took visitors around the Western Front his colleagues in the City of London thought he was mad. Now he says everyone is doing it. It is a handy metaphor, perhaps, for his own political journey.
For 16 long years, the UKIP leader has been coming to Brussels to wage war on the European Union.