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
Sjællandske Livregiment
Coat of arms of Zealand Life Regiment.svg
Active1961 – 2001
Country Denmark
Branch Royal Danish Army
RoleMechanized infantry
GarrisonAntvorskov Kaserne
Motto(s)Tapper og Tro (Valiant and Faithful)
Regimental beltZealand Life Regiment Stable belt.png

HistoryEdit

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.

In 2001, three of the regiment’s four battalions were merged into Gardehusarregimentet and the fourth was transferred to the Royal Life Guards.

OrganisationEdit

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

Names[1]
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

StandardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Lærebog for Hærens Menige, Hærkommandoen, marts 1960
  1. ^ "Fynske Livregiment (6. Regiment), Kronprinsens Regiment". sa.dk/daisy (in Danish). The Danish National Archives. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  2. ^ Wolter, Hans Christian (1992). Den danske hær i Napoleonstiden 1801-1814 (in Danish). Tøjhusmuseet. pp. 31–43. ISBN 87-89022-10-6.