Schleswig Foot Regiment

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The Schleswig Foot Regiment (Danish: Slesvigske Fodregiment) was a Royal Danish Army infantry regiment. On 1 January 2001 it was merged, together with Dronningens Livregiment, into Prinsens Livregiment.

History[edit]

The Slesvigske Fodregiment can trace its history back to 1778 when it was raised from personnel from existing Regiments. Until 1842 it was garrisoned in Schleswig, until 1854 in Fredericia, until 1923 in Copenhagen and thereafter in Haderslev. From 1960's to 1997 the regiment only had infantry battalions, in 1997 it was upgraded with one mechanised infantry battalion.

The Regiment participated in the Napoleonic Wars (first as part of the Danish mobile auxiliary force, commanded by Prince Friedrich of Hessen and under supreme command of Marechal L.N. Davout, and then as part of the Allied Forces against Napoleon under supreme command of Wellington), First Schleswig War (1848–1850) and Second Schleswig War (1864). The regimental flag has the battle honours Boden 1813 and Isted 1850. Since 26 March 1949 the flag carried the name Slesvigske Fodregiment.

On 1 November 1991 Fynske Livregiment and Kongens Jydske Fodregiment were merged into the regiment. In 2000 the regiment, with all battalions, was merged into Prinsens Livregiment.

Names of the regiment[edit]

  • 1 October 1778 - Fyenske Geworbne Infanterie Regiment
  • 1785 - Slesvigske Infanteri-Regiment
  • 1842 - 13. Linie Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1860 - 13. Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1863 - 13. Infanteri-Regiment
  • 1865 - 13. Infanteri-Bataillon
  • 1867 - 13. Bataillon
  • 1 November 1951 - 2. Regiment
  • 1 November 1961 - Slesvigske Fodregiment

References[edit]

  • Lærebog for Hærens Menige, Hærkommandoen, marts 1960
  • "Slesvigske Fodregiment - i krig og fred", Niels Friis 1953