Danish Life Regiment

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Danish Life Regiment
Danske Livregiment
Coat of arms for Danish Life Regiment.svg
Active1961-2001
Disbanded1 January 2001
CountryDenmarkDenmark
BranchFlag of Denmark (state).svg Royal Danish Army
RoleMechanized infantry
Sizefour battalions
GarrisonHøvelte Kaserne 1961-1976 Vordingborg Kaserne 1976-2000
Motto(s)Fremad På Ny (Forward again)
Regimental beltDanish Life Regiment Stable belt.png
MarchTak For Din Dåd (Thank You For Your deed)

The Danish Life Regiment (Danish: Danske Livregiment) was an infantry regiment of the Royal Danish Army. On 1 January 2001 it was merged, together with Sjællandske Livregiment, into Gardehusarregimentet.

History[edit]

The Danish Life Regiment trace its history back to 1763 when it was raised from a mix of Danes and German mercenaries; the Regiment 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, Fredericia 1849, Isted 1850 and Sankelmark 1864.

In 1976 Falsterske Fodregiment was merged into the regiment and Danish Life Regiment was then responsible for four of there own and four of Falsterske Fodregiment four battalion until 1982.

Organisation[edit]

Disband units

  • 1st battalion (I/DLR), Mechanized infantry Battalion from 1968.(1961-2000)
  • 2nd battalion (II/DLR), Mechanized infantry Battalion from 1983. (1961-2000)
  • 3rd battalion (III/DLR), Infantry Battalion. (1961-2000)
  • 4th battalion (IV/DLR), Infantry Battalion. (1961-2000)
  • 5th Brigade Staff Company/2nd Zealand Brigade. (1976-2000)
  • 5th Anti-tank Company/2nd Zealand Brigade. (1961-1974)

and from 1976 to 1981:

  • 1st battalion (I/FAFR), Mechanized infantry Battalion.(1975-1982)
  • 2nd battalion (II/FAFR), Infantry Battalion. (1975-1982)
  • 3rd battalion (III/FAFR), Infantry Battalion. (1975-1982)
  • 4th battalion (IV/FAFR), Infantry Battalion. (1975-1982)


Names of the regiment[edit]

Names[1]
Danske Livregiment til Fods Danish Life Regiment on Foot 1763-12-07 1819
1. Livregiment til Fods 1st Life Regiment on Foot 1819 1842
1. Linie Infanteribataillon 1st Line Infantry Battalion 1842 1848
1. Lette Infanteribataillon 1st Light Infantry Battalion 1848 1855
1. Linie Infanteribataillon 1st Line Infantry Battalion 1855 1860
1. Infanteribataillon 1st Infantry Battalion 1860 1863
1. Infanteriregiment 1st Infantry Regiment 1863 1865
1. Infanteribataillon 1st Infantry Battalion 1865 1867
1. Bataillon 1st Battalion 1867 1951
1. Regiment 1st Regiment 1951-11-01 1961-11-01
Danske Livregiment Danish Life Regiment 1961-11-01 2001-01-01

References[edit]

  • Lærebog for Hærens Menige, Hærkommandoen, marts 1960
  1. ^ Laursen, Ole (22 April 2014). "Historical Overview of Danish Life Regiment". Wadschier. Retrieved 5 June 2017.