6th Infantry Regiment “Saboya”
|Regimiento de Infantería Mecanizada "Saboya" nº 6
(6th Mechanized Infantry Regiment “Saboya”)
Coat of Arms of the Regiment Saboya
|Nickname(s)||The terror of the French|
|Engagements||Battle of Saint-Quentin, War of the Spanish Succession, Battle of Villaviciosa, Spanish–Portuguese War (1776–77), War of the Oranges, Peninsular War, Battle of Tudela, First Siege of Zaragoza, Battle of Alcañiz, Third Siege of Gerona, Mexican War of Independence, First Carlist War, Hispano-Moroccan War (1859–60), Third Carlist War, Cuban War of Independence, Second Melillan campaign.|
It was created as the Tercio of Savoy by Charles I on 1537, and was developed from the former Tercio of Lombardía. In 1707, by Royal Order of His Majesty Philip V of Spain, first king of the House of Bourbon in Spain, changed its name to Regiment of Savoy Nº 3. With its new name participated in the War of the Spanish Succession with two battalions.
Coat of Arms
It saw combat in Italy, Flanders and most European campaigns. In 1813 it was moved to America and fought in Mexico and in the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. During the First Spanish Republic it was renamed 6th Infantry Regiment.