Prince's Life Regiment
|Prince's Life Regiment|
|Branch||Royal Danish Army|
|Motto(s)||Gloria Finis (Honor above all)|
Because one of the regiment's antecedents was the life regiment of Queen Ingrid, the Queen Mother, the regiment had both Prince Henrik's and the late Queen Mother's cyphers on its Regimental Colour. The regiment was raised during the reign of King Frederik III in 1657 under the command of Ernst Albrecht von Eberstein. Over the years it underwent many changes of name, the last taking place in 1961.
The Regiment participated in the Northern Wars (1657–1660), Scanian War (1675–1679), Great Northern War (1709–1720), First Schleswig War (1848–1850) and Second Schleswig War (1864). It was furthermore in foreign service during 1689–1697 and 1701–1714. The regimental flag had the battle honours Nyborg 1659, Wismar 1675, Rygen 1715, Treldeskansen 1849, Dybbøl 1849 and Dybbøl 1864.
From the 1960s to 2000 the regiment had two mechanised and two infantry battalions, from 2000–2004 it had four mechanised and three infantry battalions.
In 2000, two other regiments, Schleswig Regiment of Foot and Queen's Life Regiment, were merged into Prince's Life Regiment. In August 2005, the regiment was amalgamated with Jutland Dragoon Regiment and its battalions were disbanded.
- 1st battalion (I/PLR), raised in 1961 and disbanded in 2004. Mechanized Infantry Battalion.
- 2nd battalion (II/PLR), raised in 1961 and disbanded in 2004. Mechanized Infantry Battalion from 1979.
- 3rd battalion (III/PLR), raised in 1961 and disbanded in 2004. Mechanized Infantry Battalion from 2000-2004.
- 4th battalion (IV/PLR), raised in 1961 and disbanded in 2004. Infantry Battalion. Mechanized Infantry Battalion from 2000-2004.
- 5th battalion (V/PLR), raised in 1961 and disbanded in 2004. Infantry Battalion. Mechanized Infantry Battalion from 2000-2004
- 6th battalion (VI/PLR), raised in 2000 and disbanded in 2004. Infantry Battalion.
- 7th battalion (VII/PLR), raised in 2000 and disbanded in 2004. Infantry Battalion.
- Tank destroyer Squadron/2nd Territorial Region (1979-1983)
- 2nd Staff Company/Rear Combat Group/Danish Division (2000-2004)
- LRRP Company. (2000-2004) Part of Danish Division
- Prince's Music Corps, (1961-2004)
Names of the regimentEdit
|Ebersteins Regiment||Eberstein's Regiment||1657-11-30||–||1665|
|Bremers Regiment||Bremer's Regiment||1665||–||1672|
|Max Rosenkrantz Regiment||Max Rosenkrantz's Regiment||1672||–||1676|
|Prins Christians Regiment||Prince Christian's Regiment||1676||–||1695|
|Prins Carls Regiment||Prince Carl's Regiment||1695||–||1730|
|Schacks Regiment||Schack's Regiment||1730||–||1734|
|Dombroicks Regiment||Dombroick's Regiment||1734||–||1735|
|Laalandske (Lollandske) geworbne Infanteri-Regiment||Lolland Recruited Infantry Regiment||1735||–||1753|
|Prins Frederiks geworbne Infanteri-Regiment (Arveprinsen)||Prince Frederick's Recruited Infantry Regiment (Hereditary Prince)||1753||–||1806|
|Prins Christian Frederiks Infanteriregiment||Prince Christian Frederick's Regiment (on Foot)||1806||–||1839|
|Kongens Regiment til Fods||The King's Regiment on Foot||1839||–||1842|
|6. Linie-Infanteri-Bataillon||6th Line Infantry Battalion||1842||–||1860|
|6. Infanteribataljon||6th Infantry Battalion||1860||–||1863|
|6. Infanteriregiment||6th Infantry Regiment||1863||–||1865|
|6. Infanteribataljon||6th Infantry Battalion||1865||–||1867|
|6. Bataljon||6th Battalion||1867||–||1951-10-01|
|3. Regiment||3rd Regiment||1951-10-01||–||1961|
|Prinsens Livregiment||The Prince's Life Regiment||1961||–||2005|
Prince Frederick's Recruited Infantry Regiment (Hereditary Prince)
- "Prinsens Livregiment (3. Regiment), Prins Christian Frederiks Infanteriregiment". sa.dk/daisy (in Danish). The Danish National Archives. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
- Wolter, Hans Christian (1992). Den danske hær i Napoleonstiden 1801-1814 (in Danish). Tøjhusmuseet. pp. 31–43. ISBN 87-89022-10-6.
- Lærebog for Hærens Menige, Hærkommandoen, marts 1960