Life Grenadier Regiment (Sweden)

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Life Grenadier Regiment
Livgrenadjärregementet
(I 4, I 4/Fo 41)
Livgrenadjärregementet vapen.svg
Active 1791–1816, 1928–1997
Country  Sweden
Branch Swedish Army
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Motto(s) Si vis pacem para bellum
(If you want peace prepare for war)
Colours White and red
March "Es lebe hoch das grosse Vaterland" (1928–1997)
Battle honours Varberg (1565)
Breitenfeld (1631)
Lützen (1632)
Wittstock (1636)
Leipzig (1642)
Warszawa (1656)
Fredriksodde (1657)
Tåget över Bält (1658)
Lund (1676)
Rügen (1678)
Kliszow (1702)
Warszawa (1705)
Holovczyn (1708)
Malatitze (1708)
Rajovka (1708)
Helsingborg (1710)
Gadebusch (1712)
Valkeala (1790)
Svensksund ([1790)

The Life Grenadier Regiment (Swedish: Livgrenadjärregementet), designations I 4 and I 4/Fo 41, was a Swedish Army infantry regiment that traced its origins back to the 16th century. It was disbanded in 1997. The regiment's soldiers were originally recruited from the provinces of Östergötland, and it was later garrisoned there.

History[edit]

The coat of arms during 1994–1997.

The regiment has its origins in fänikor (companies) raised in the 16th century, these units formed Östergötland Infantry Regiment and Östergötland Cavalry Regiment which merged in 1791 and formed the Life Grenadier Regiment. It consisted of two semi-independent units, Livgrenadjärregementets rotehållsdivision and Livgrenadjärregementets rusthållsdivision originating from the two merged infantry and cavalry regiments.

The regiment was split in two in 1816, forming 1st Life Grenadier Regiment and 2nd Life Grenadier Regiment. These two units were later merged and reformed the Life Grenadier Regiment in 1928, and the regiment was given the designation I 4 (4th Infantry Regiment). In 1973, the regiment gained the new designation I 4/Fo 41 as a consequence of a merge with the local defence area Fo 41. The Life Grenadier Regiment was garrisoned in Linköping and was disbanded in 1997.

Campaigns[edit]

Organisation[edit]

Name, designation and garrison[edit]

Name Translation From To
Livgrenadjärregementet Life Grenadier Regiment 1791 1816-09-30
Livgrenadjärregementet Life Grenadier Regiment 1928-01-01 1997-12-31
Designation From To
I 4 1928-01-01 1975-06-30
I 4/Fo 41 1975-07-01 1997-12-31
Training ground
or garrison town
From To
Malmen 1791 1816-09-30
Linköping (G) 1928-01-01 1997-12-31

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Print
  • Braunstein, Christian (2003). Sveriges arméförband under 1900-talet. Stockholm: Statens Försvarshistoriska Museer. ISBN 91-971584-4-5. 
  • Holmberg, Björn (1993). Arméns regementen, skolor och staber: en sammanställning. Arvidsjaur: Svenskt militärhistoriskt bibliotek. ISBN 91-972209-0-6. 
  • Kjellander, Rune (2003). Sveriges regementschefer 1700-2000: chefsbiografier och förbandsöversikter. Stockholm: Probus. ISBN 91-87184-74-5. 
  • Nelsson, Bertil (1993). Från Brunkeberg till Nordanvind: 500 år med svenskt infanteri. Stockholm: Probus. ISBN 91-87184-23-0. 
  • Svensk rikskalender 1908. Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Söner. 1908. 
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Coordinates: 58°23′47″N 15°36′50″E / 58.39639°N 15.61389°E / 58.39639; 15.61389