Schleswig Regiment of Foot

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Schleswig Regiment of Foot
Slesvigske Fodregiment
Coat of arms of Schleswig Foot Regiment.svg
Active1778–2001
2019–present
Disbanded1 January 2001
Country Denmark
BranchFlag of Denmark (state).svg Royal Danish Army
RoleMotorized infantry (1961-2000)
Light infantry (2019-)
SizeFour battalions (1961-2000)
One Battalion (2019-)
Garrison/HQHaderslev Kaserne
Motto(s)Vaagn og Tro (Alert and True)
Regimental beltSchleswig Foot Regiment Stable belt.png
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Lars Mouritsen

The Schleswig Regiment of Foot (Danish: Slesvigske Fodregiment) was a Royal Danish Army infantry regiment. On 1 January 2001 it was merged, together with Dronningens Livregiment, into Prinsens Livregiment. In 2018 it was announced that the regiment would be reinstated within primo 2019, as a light infantry battalion.[1]

History[edit]

The Schleswig Regiment of Foot 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 Frederik of Hesse 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.

Organisation[edit]

The regiment itself has one battalion and a Musical Corps:

  • 13th battalion, historical number, reactivated in 2019 as a Light Infantry Battalion
  • Slesviske Musik Korps.

Disband units

  • 1st battalion (I/SLFR), Founded 1961, Disband 2000. Motorized Infantry Battalion (from 1997 to 2000 Mechanized Infantry).
  • 2nd battalion (II/SLFR), Founded 1961, Disband 2000. Motorized Infantry Battalion.
  • 3th battalion (III/SLFR), Founded 1961, Disband 2000. Infantry Battalion.
  • 4th battalion (VI/SLFR), merge in from Kongens Jyske Fodregiment in 1991, Disband 2000. Infantry Battalion.

Names of the regiment[edit]

Names[2]
Fyenske Infanteriregiment Funen Infantry Regiment 1778-10-01 1785
Slesvigske Infanteriregiment Schleswig Infantry Regiment 1785 1842
13. Linie Infanteribataillon 13th Line Infantry Battalion 1842 1860
13. Infanteribataillon 13th Infantry Battalion 1860 1863
13. Infanteriregiment 13th Infantry Regiment 1863 1865
13. Infanteribataillon 13th Infantry Battalion 1865 1867
13. Bataillon 13th Battalion 1867 1951
2. Regiment 2nd Regiment 1951-11-01 1961-11-01
Slesvigske Fodregiment Schleswig Regiment of Foot 1961-11-01 2001-01-01
Disbanded Disbanded 2001-01-01 2018
Slesvigske Fodregiment Schleswig Regiment of Foot 2019 Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fahrendorff, Lars (26 April 2018). "Slesvigske Fodregiment genopstår". Jydske Vestkysten (in Danish). Haderslev: Jysk Fynske Medier. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  2. ^ Laursen, Ole. "Historisk oversigt for 13. Linie Infanteribataillon". wadschier.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 30 September 2018.

Further reading[edit]

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