Crown Prince's Hussar Regiment

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Crown Prince's Hussar Regiment
Kronprinsens husarregemente
Active 1757–1927
Country  Sweden
Branch Swedish Army
Type cavalry regiment
Motto(s) none
Colors Dark blue
Engagements Bornhöft 1813

The Crown Prince's Hussar Regiment (Swedish: Kronprinsens husarregemente), designated K 7, was a Swedish Army cavalry regiment located in the province of Skåne that traced its origins back to the 18th century. It had a number of names over its history, most famously Mörner Hussar Regiment (Mörnerska husarregementet) during the Napoleonic Wars. It was disbanded in 1927.

History[edit]

The regiment has its origin in a hussar corps raised in 1757. The following year, the corps was organized into Svenska husarregementet with Georg Gustaf Wrangel as commander. The regiment was split in two in 1762 forming Blå and Gula husarregementet. These two were merged back to one in 1766 with the name Husarregementet.

Hussars of Husarregimentete Konung Karl XV as depicted in 1866

The regiment changed name quite a few times during the years, being renamed Mörnerska husarregementet in 1801, Cederströmska husarregementet in 1816 and in 1822, when Crown Prince Oscar (the later King Oscar I) became colonel in the regiment, it was renamed Kronprinsens husarregemente. For some months in 1859 and 1860 it was named Konungens värvade husarregemente before being renamed to Husarregimente Konung Karl XV. And finally, as the crown prince Gustaf VI Adolf was born in 1882 the regiment was renamed back to Kronprinsens husarregemente.

Kronprinsens husarregemente was given the designation K 7 (7th Cavalry Regiment) after a general order in 1816. It was a very special regiment because of two things. Firstly, it was the only unit in the Swedish Army without the prefix "Royal" (Kungliga), as it was the Crown Prince's, secondly, it was the largest (ten squadrons) cavalry regiment garrisoned in one town, in the world. It was disbanded in 1927 with personnel being transferred to Norrlands dragonregemente and the newly created Skånska kavalleriregementet, which also contained personnel from the Kungliga skånska dragonregementet and Kungliga skånska husarregementet, also disbanded in 1927.

Campaigns[edit]

Organization[edit]

Various[edit]

Names
Svenska husarregementet Swedish Hussar Regiment 1758-04-24 1762
Blå (Putbusska) husarregementet &
Gula (Wrangelska) husarregementet
Blue (Putbus) Hussar Regiment &
Yellow (Wrangel) Hussar Regiment
1762 1766-10-07
Husarregementet Hussar Regiment 1766-10-08 1801-07-12
Mörnerska husarregementet Mörnerian Hussar Regiment 1801-07-13 1816-01-08
Cederströmska Husarregementet Cederströmian Hussar Regiment 1816-01-09 1822-02-04
Kronprinsens husarregemente Crown Prince's Hussar Regiment 1822-02-05 1859-08-10
Konungens värvade husarregemente King's Enlisted Hussar Regiment 1859-08-11 1860-06-17
Husarregementet Konung Karl XV Hussar Regiment King Charles XV 1860-06-18 1882-11-24
Kronprinsens husarregemente Crown Prince's Hussar Regiment 1882-11-25 1927-12-31
Designations
K 7 1816 1927-12-31
Training grounds and garrison towns
Bonarps hed 1772 1875
Helsingborg (G) 1875 1897-09-30
Malmö (G) 1897-10-01 1927-12-31

Commanders[edit]

  • 1822–1830: Stackelberg, G B M
  • 1830–1849: von Platen, A C
  • 1849–1858: Sjöcrona, F A
  • 1858–1864: Björnstjerna, C M L
  • 1864–1874: Cederström, C A B
  • 1874–1883: Boy, G F A
  • 1883–1891: Sjöcrona, C A
  • 1891–1893: Berg, R W T
  • 1893–1902: von Platen, G A
  • 1902–1910: von Platen, P C
  • 1910–1913: Bror Munck
  • 1913–1920: Bror Cederström
  • 1920–1920: Edvard af Sandeberg
  • 1920–1927: Axel Braunerhjelm

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