Falster Regiment of Foot

The Falster Foot Regiment (Danish: Falsterske Fodregiment) was a Royal Danish Army infantry regiment. On 1 August 1976 it was amalgamated into the Danish Life Regiment, where four out of five battalions continued to exist until 1981.

Falster Foot Regiment
Falsterske Fodregiment
Coat of arms for Falster Regiment of Foot.svg
Active1 November 1961
Disbanded1981
CountryDenmarkDenmark
BranchFlag of Denmark (state).svg Royal Danish Army
Part ofEastern Region Command
Garrison/HQVordingborg Kaserne
Motto(s)Stærk og Sej (Strong and Tough)

HistoryEdit

The Falsterske Fodregiment can trace its history back to 1747. The regiment was garrisoned in Copenhagen until 1758, then in Rendsburg, to return to Copenhagen in 1763. In 1779 the regiment moved to Aalborg, as the rank and file primarily came from Nørrejylland. It stayed here till 1816, then for a brief time relocated to Copenhagen, to return to Aalborg again in 1820. The Regiment remained in Aalborg until 1913, whence it relocated to Roskilde and from 1 November 1951 to Vordingborg.[1]

The Regiment has participated in the wars, Slaget på Reden (1801), Gunboat War (1807–1814), First Schleswig War (1848–1850) and Second Schleswig War (1864).

The regimental flag has the battle honours Bov 1848, Slesvig 1848, Isted 1850 and Sankelmark 1864.

OrganisationEdit

Disband units

  •   1st battalion (I/FAFR), Mechanized infantry Battalion.(1961–1981)
  •   2nd battalion (II/FAFR), Infantry Battalion. (1961–1981)
  •   3rd battalion (III/FAFR), Infantry Battalion. (1961–1981)
  •   4th battalion (IV/FAFR), Infantry Battalion. (1961–1981)
  •   5th battalion (V/FAFR), Infantry Battalion. (1961–1976)
  •   5th Brigade Staff Company/2nd Zealand Brigade. (1961–1976)
  •   Falster Regiment of Foot Music Corps, (1961–1976)

Names of the regimentEdit

Names[2]
Falsterske Geworbne Infanteriregiment Falster Recruited Infantry Regiment 1747-03-08 1785
Aalborgske Infanteriregiment Aalborg Infantry Regiment 1785 1790
3. Jyske Infanteriregiment 3rd Jutlandic Infantry Regiment 1790 1842
11. Linie Infanteri-Bataillon 11th Line Infantry Battalion 1842 1860
11. Infanteri-Bataillon 11th Infantry Battalion 1860 1863
11. Infanteri-Bataillon 11th Infantry Battalion 1860 1863
11. Infanteri-Regiment 11th Infantry Regiment 1863 1865
11. Infanteri-Bataillon 11th Infantry Battalion 1865 1867
11. Bataillon 11th Battalion 1867 1951-11-01
5. Regiment 5th Regiment 1951-11-01 1961-11-01
Falsterske Fodregiment Falster Regiment of Foot 1961-11-01 1976-08-01

StandardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Lærebog for Hærens Menige, Hærkommandoen, March 1960
  1. ^ "Falster Foot Regiment History" (PDF) (in Danish). Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  2. ^ Laursen, Ole (22 April 2014). "Historical Overview of Guard Hussar Regiment". Wadschier. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  3. ^ Bruhn, Helge (1949). Dannebrog og danske Faner gennem Tiderne (in Danish). Copenhagen: Jespersen og Pios Forlag. pp. 172–173.
  4. ^ Wolter, Hans Christian (1992). Den danske hær i Napoleonstiden 1801-1814 (in Danish). Tøjhusmuseet. pp. 31–43. ISBN 87-89022-10-6.