Funen Life Regiment

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The Funen Life Regiment (Danish: Fynske Livregiment) was an infantry regiment of the Royal Danish Army. On 1 November 1991 it was merged, together with Kongens Jydske Fodregiment, into Slesvigske Fodregiment.

History[edit]

It was one of the oldest regiments in the Danish army and could trace its history back to 1614 when it was raised under the name Fynske Fenle Knægte af Jydske Regiment Landsfolk. The Regiment participated in all Danish wars since 1625, including Torstenson War (1643–1645) Northern Wars (1658–1660), Scanian War (1675–1679), Great Northern War (1700), Great Northern War (1709–1720), Slaget på Reden (1801), Gunboat War (1807–1814), First Schleswig War (1848–1850) and Second Schleswig War (1864). It was furthermore in foreign war service during 1689–1714. The regimental flag has the battle honours Lutter am Barenberg 1626, Wismar 1675, Christianstad 1677–78, Stralsund 1715, Dybbøl 1848, Isted 1850 and Dybbøl 1864.

Names of the regiment[edit]

  • 17 November 1614 – Fynske Fenle Knægte af Jydske Regiment Landsfolk
  • 1661 – Fyenske Landregiment til Fods
  • 1679 – Fyenske Regiment
  • 1729 – Prins Frederiks Regiment
  • 1730 – Fyenske geworbne Regiment
  • 1749 – Kronprins Christian Regiment
  • 1766 – Kongens Regiment
  • 1808 – Kronens Regiment til Fods
  • 1839 – 3. Livregiment til Fods
  • 1842 – 4. Linie Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1860 – 4. Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1863 – 4. Infanteri-Regiment
  • 1865 – 4. Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1867 – 4. Bataillon
  • 1 November 1951 – 6. Regiment
  • 1 November 1961 – Fynske Livregiment

References[edit]

  • Lærebog for Hærens Menige, Hærkommandoen, marts 1960