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The Marine Regiment (Danish: Marineregimentet) was the naval infantry of the Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy, and later an infantry regiment, established in 1672 by Christian IV and based at Glückstadt Naval Station.
|Active||1672 – 2000|
|Disbanded||3 June 2000|
|Branch|| Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy|
Royal Danish Army
|Motto(s)||Nec timide, nec temere|
(Neither timidly nor rashly)
|Battle honours||Torsebro 1710|
The Marine Regiment was a Danish-Norwegian unit, which was established in 1672 with Captain Vogel as commanding officer and its garrison at Naval Station Glückstadt in the town of Glückstadt at the Elbe in Holstein. Before the regiment was raised, Danish warships always had a group of regular soldiers on board, whose job it was to fire on decks, rigging and the hallway of enemy ships and capture them. However, having Army and Navy troops on the same ship created command and organisational problems, as ships had two commanders, one commanding the ship and responsible for maneuvring and navigation and one commanding the soldiers. Raising the Marine Regiment under Navy command removed these problems.
It was considered a punishment to be a mariner (Marine), and the recruitment base for the regiment included individuals who could not adapt to other regiments. This created a tradition of extremely hardy soldiers. Even among sailors these soldiers were feared and hated. But one thing you could not deprive them was their fighting spirit and courage. The unit fought honourably in many battles, regardless of the Danish efforts in general. In several battles the Regiment received permission to leave the battlefield with weapons in hand as recognition for their efforts.
In 1741, it moved to Rendsburg and changed its name to Bornholm Infantry Regiment (Danish: Bornholmske infanteriregiment).
From 1951 the battalions from the Marineregiment was under the command of Bornholms Defends
Names of the regimentEdit
|Vogels Marinekompagni||Vogel's Marine Company||1672||–||1680|
|Bornholmske Infanteriregiment||Bornholm Infantry Regiment||1741||–||1785|
|Århusiske Infanteriregiment||Århus Infantry Regiment||1785||–||1790|
|1. Jyske Infanteriregiment||1st Jutlandic Infantry Regiment||1790||–||1842|
|7. Linie Infanteri-Bataillon||7th Line Infantry Battalion||1842||–||1860|
|7. Infanteri-Bataillon||7th Infantry Battalion||1860||–||1863|
|7. Infanteri-Regiment||7th Infantry Regiment||1863||–||1865|
|7. Infanteri-Bataillon||7th Infantry Battalion||1865||–||1867|
|7. Bataillon||7th Battalion||1867||–||1951-11-01|
- ^ Hoff & Hvidt 1955, p. 28.
- ^ Laursen, Ole (22 April 2014). "Historical Overview of Bornholm Infantry Regiment". Retrieved 5 June 2017.
- ^ Bruhn 1949, pp. 172–173.
- ^ Wolter 1992, pp. 31–43.
- Bruhn, Helge (1949). Dannebrog og danske Faner gennem Tiderne (in Danish). Copenhagen: Jespersen og Pios Forlag. pp. 172–173.
- Hoff, Arne; Hvidt, Anton (1955). Kongens tro regimenter og hjemmeværn til lands. Copenhagen: Thaning & Appel.
- Wolter, Hans Christian (1992). Den danske hær i Napoleonstiden 1801-1814 (in Danish). Tøjhusmuseet. pp. 31–43. ISBN 87-89022-10-6.