Falster Foot Regiment

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The Falster Foot Regiment (Danish: Falsterske Fodregiment) was a Royal Danish Army infantry regiment. On 1 August 1976 it was amalgamated into the Danish Life Regiment, where its three battalions continued to exist until 1981.

History[edit]

The Falsterske Fodregiment can trace its history back to 1747. The regiment was garrisoned in Copenhagen until 1758, then in Rendsburg, to return to Copenhagen in 1763. In 1779 the regiment moved to Aalborg, as the rank and file primarily came from Nørrejylland. It stayed here till 1816, then for a brief time relocated to Copenhagen, to return to Aalborg again in 1820. The Regiment remained in Aalborg until 1913, whence it relocated to Roskilde and from 1 November 1951 to Vordingborg.

The Regiment has 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, Isted 1850 and Sankelmark 1864.

Names of the regiment[edit]

  • 8 March 1747 – Falsterske Geworbne Infanterie Regiment
  • 1785 – Aalborgske Infanteri-Regiment
  • 1790 – 3. Jydske Infanteri-Regiment
  • 1842 – 11. Linie Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1860 – 11. Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1863 – 11. Infanteri-Regiment
  • 1865 – 11. Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1867 – 11. Bataillon
  • 1 November 1951 – 5. Regiment
  • 1 November 1961 – Falsterske Fodregiment

References[edit]

  • Lærebog for Hærens Menige, Hærkommandoen, March 1960