Danish Life Regiment

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The Danish Life Regiment (Danish: Danske Livregiment) was an infantry regiment of the Royal Danish Army. On 1 January 2001 it was merged, together with Sjællandske Livregiment, into Gardehusarregimentet.

History[edit]

The Danish Life Regiment trace its history back to 1763 when it was raised from a mix of Danes and German mercenaries. The Regiment participated in the wars Slaget på Reden (1801), Gunboat War (1807-1814), First Schleswig War (1848-1850) and Second Schleswig War (1864). The regimental flag has the battle honours Bov 1848, Slesvig 1848, Fredericia 1849, Isted 1850 and Sankelmark 1864.

In 1976 Falsterske Fodregiment was merged into the regiment.

Names of the regiment[edit]

  • 7 December 1763 - Det Danske Livregiment til Fods
  • 1819 - 1. Livregiment til Fods
  • 1842 - 1. Linie Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1848 - 1. Lette Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1855 - 1. Linie Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1860 - 1. Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1863 - 1. Infanteri-Regiment
  • 1865 - 1. Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1867 - 1. Bataillon
  • 1 November 1951 - 1. Regiment
  • 1 November 1961 - Danske Livregiment

References[edit]

  • Lærebog for Hærens Menige, Hærkommandoen, marts 1960