Zealand Air Defence Regiment

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Zealand Air Defence Regiment
Sjællandske Luftværnsregiment
Zealand Air Defence Regiment.png
Beret insignia for the regiment
Active 1937-1970
Country  Denmark
Branch Flag of Denmark (state).svg Royal Danish Army
Type Air Defence
Part of Hærens Operative Kommando
Nickname(s) SLVR
Motto(s) Suspicite Caelum (Look Up At the Sky)
Colors Crimson red and blue[1]
March Luftværnsregimentets Honnørmarch[1]
Mascot Saint Barbara

The Zealand Air Defence Regiment (Danish: Sjællandske Luftværnsregiment) was a Danish Army Air defence regiment. On 1 September 1970 it was merged into Kronens Artilleriregiment.

History[edit]

The regiment was established in 1937 as Luftværnsregimentet, however, the regiment traces its history even further back, as it is heir to the old Kystartilleriregimentet (coast artillery regiment). The coast fortifications were transferred to the Navy and the coast artillery regiment was disbanded in 1932. Some of the personal was transferred to 10. Artilleriafdeling (AA) which was turned into an air defense unit. 10.AA was previously a reserved AA in 1. Feltartilleriregiment (Kronens Artilleriregiment). 10. AA formed the core of the new Luftværnsregimentet of 1937, along with 13. AA and 14. AA

Names of the regiment[edit]

  • 1937 - Luftværnsregimentet
  • 1951 - Sjællandske Luftværnsregiment

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sjællandske Luftværnsregiment" (in Danish). Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  • Lærebog for Hærens Menige, Hærkommandoen, marts 1960