Zealand Life Regiment
The Zealand Life Regiment (Danish: Sjællandske Livregiment) was a Royal Danish Army infantry regiment. On 1 January 2001 it was disbanded and amalgamated into the Guard Hussar Regiment, which was moved from Næstved to Slagelse.
|Zealand Life Regiment|
|Active||1961 – 2001|
|Branch||Royal Danish Army|
|Motto(s)||Tapper og Tro (Valiant and Faithful)|
The Sjællandske Livregiment could trace its history back to 1614. The Regiment participated in the Northern Wars (1658–1660), Scanian War (1675–1679), Nine Years' War (1693), Great Northern War (1700), Great Northern War (1709–1720), Copenhagen (1801), First Schleswig War (1848–1850) and Second Schleswig War (1864). It was furthermore in foreign service during 1689–1698 and 1701–1714. The regimental flag had the battle honours Copenhagen 1659, Landskrona 1675, Dybbøl 1849, Isted 1850, and Dybbøl 1864.
From 1968 the regiment had one mechanised infantry battalion and two infantry battalions, in 1976 it was upgraded to four battalions, with one armoured battalion. From 1983 to 1996 the regiment had five battalions.
- Disband units
- 1st battalion (I/SJLR), Mechanized infantry Battalion from 1968. (1961-2000)
- 2nd battalion (II/SJLR), Armoured Battalion from 1976. (1961-2000)
- 3rd battalion (III/SJLR), Infantry Battalion. (1961-2000)
- 4th battalion (IV/SJLR), Infantry Battalion. (1974-2000)
- 5th battalion (V/SJLR), Infantry Battalion. (1983-1996)
- 4th Brigade Staff Company/1st Zealand Brigade. (1961-2000)
- 4th Anti-tank Company/1st Zealand Brigade. (1961-1983)
- 5th Anti-tank Company/2nd Zealand Brigade. (1974-1983)
Names of the regimentEdit
|Sjællandske Kompagni af "Skaanske Regiment Knægte"||Zealandic Company of the "Scanian Regiment of Knights"||1614-11-17||–||1628|
|Sjællandske nationale Regiment||Zealandic National Knight Regiment||1628||–||1661|
|Sjællandske Landregiment til Fods||Zealandic Land Regiment||1661||–||1679|
|Sjællandske geworbene Regiment til Fods||Zealandic Regiment||1679||–||1768|
|Kronprinsens Regiment||The Crown Prince's Regiment||1768||–||1808|
|Kongens Regiment til Fods||The King's Regiment||1808||–||1839|
|Kronens Regiment til Fods||The Crown's Regiment on Foot||1839||–||1842|
|5. Linie-Infanteri-Bataillon||5th Line Infantry Battalion||1842||–||1862|
|5. Infanteribataillon||5th Infantry Battalion||1862||–||1863|
|5. Infanteriregiment||5th Infantry Regiment||1863||–||1865|
|5. Infanteribataillon||5th Infantry Battalion||1865||–||1867|
|5. Bataljon||5th Battalion||1867||–||1951-11-01|
|4. Regiment||4th Regiment||1951-11-01||–||1961-11-01|
|Sjællandske Livregiment||Zealandic Life Regiment||1961-11-01||–||2001-01-01|
The Crown Prince's Regiment
- Lærebog for Hærens Menige, Hærkommandoen, marts 1960
- "Fynske Livregiment (6. Regiment), Kronprinsens Regiment". 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.