Skive is a town in Skive municipality in Region Midtjylland at the base of Salling Peninsula, a part of the larger Jutland peninsula in northwest Denmark. It is the site of its municipal council; the town of Skive is located at the mouth of the Karup River and the Skive Fjord, part of the Limfjord. Skive has a population of 20,809. 14th century Spøttrup Castle underwent extensive repairs in the 1940s, opened as a museum and medicinal herb garden. Skive Art Museum is housed in a building designed by Danish architect Leopold Teschl, who designed the Skive Historical Museum; the Art Museum houses a broad collection of modern Danish art, has a special interest in expressive landscapes and New Realism painting. The collection has works by local artists, including Christen Dalsgaard, a national romantic painter associated with the Golden Age of Danish Painting; the Museum has a stuffed polar bear, donated to Skive by the friendship city of Scoresbysund in Greenland. As of 2017, the Museum is closed due to a new building being added.
The Fur Museum is on the island of part of the Skive municipality. It features exhibits relating to the island fossils; the Four Boxes Gallery is located in the grounds of the Krabbesholm Højskole, with an unusual modern design by Japanese architects Atelier Bow-Wow. The Mønsted Limestone Caves south-west of Skive are run by Denmark's nature-preservation group, Skov- og Naturstyrelse; as well as being a tourist attraction, the caves are used as a place to age cheese, exported to Germany as "cavecheese". In winter, the caves are home to 10,000 bats. In Skive, all the roundabouts have been decorated with pieces of art known as the 11 Stars, designed by the Danish designer Timothy Jacob Jensen. Common amenities, such as supermarkets, shops, a bowling alley and hotels, are all to be found in the town centre. Skive is served by Skive railway station, it is located on the Langå-Struer railway line and offers direct InterCity services to Copenhagen and Struer and regional train services to Aarhus and Struer.
Skive Airport is a regional private jet airport suitable for a variety of private jets. Skive is twinned with: Christen Dalsgaard painter, a late student of Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg Jeppe Aakjær poet and novelist, a member of the Jutland Movement Jens August Schade poet, his 1928 work "Læren om staten" is part of the Danish Culture Canon Henning Dahl Mikkelsen cartoonist, created the newspaper comic strip Ferd'nand, signed as Mik. Ulf Pilgaard actor, son of a priest, he studied theology but became an actor Johannes Lebech politician, former Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs and former MEP Preben Kristensen actor, one of the musical comedy trio Linie 3 in 1979 Jens Peter Christensen Supreme Court judge. Per Fly a Danish film director Professor Jesper deClaville Christiansen professor in Materials Science and Technology. Martin Møller Nielsen is the chairman of Nordic Aviation Capital. Thomas Troelsen singer and producer Mads Langer singer-songwriter, covered "You're Not Alone" by the British band Olive.
Carpark North electronic rock band Dúné electronic rock band from Skive, now in Copenhagen Christian Pedersen sports shooter, competed in two events at the 1908 Summer Olympics Svend Engedal, goalkeeper for the U. S. football team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics Gerda Weltz former female darts player. Per Sandahl Jørgensen former cyclist, competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics Knud Storgaard professional golfer. Kasper Søndergaard handball player for the Denmark national handball team. Rasmus Würtz footballer. Henrik Toft Hansen pro handballer for SG Flensburg-Handewitt and the Denmark national handball team. Peter Balling handball player for the Denmark national handball team. Line Haugsted handball player for Viborg HK and the Denmark women's national handball team Municipality's official website The new Skive municipality's official website The 11 Stars of Skive. Art in traffic Skive Skive Folkeblad - City Local Newspaper Skive tourism bureau Spøttrup Castle Skive Art Museum Mønsted Limestone Caves
Varde is a Danish city in southwestern Jutland and is the primary city in the municipality of Varde, in Region of Southern Denmark. In 2015 municipality changed its motto to "We in nature" to emphasize its rural atmosphere; the town has an old market environment and is located by Varde stream/river and is a short distance away from the beaches by the North Sea. These features make it a tourist destination; the age of Varde is not known but it is mentioned in written sources from 1107 A. D. and is therefore thought have been founded sometime in the early Middle Ages. Early on the name of Varde is presented in 2 different versions "Warwath" and "Warwik." War is identical in both and is believed to mean grassland, maybe beach or in other ways uncultivated area. The suffixes "wath" and "wick" are believed to mean ford and inlet; the differing versions of the name occur quite depending on where you are located "on ground" or "on water". As with other older Danish towns, Varde is located, where the countryside in different ways favors human settlement and other human activity.
The town was founded near a stream allowing a convenient port for ships near a place, where north and south bound traffic by land had an important ford/crossing, replaced with a bridge. Varde was from olden times protected against sudden attacks from outsiders because of its distance from the shore and because of its neighbourship with the built royal castle/fortress/fort/estate. Vardehus was the administrative center of the district and from this base of power a royal official governed the shire of Varde a sizeable area corresponding to the former Ribe Amt. On the greater scale Varde has never been a big town, but the fact that Varde in the early Middle Ages had 2 churches, means that it had some status. Written sources from the 12th century mention the royal official/caretaker in Varde. In his capacity of being the representative of the king in the shire of Varde, this high level official must have resided in the local royal estate/castle – Vardehus; the oldest castle lay by the stream/river of Varde.
Around the beginning of the 14th century Vardehus was moved to an islet in the stream/river near the southern edge of the town. During an uprising in 1439 this new Vardehus II was stormed and destroyed by rebel farmers; that same year the council of the state retaliated by burning down the town of Varde. Lesser excavations have been made on both sites, the findings are kept in Varde museum, it is known, that during the Viking ages there was a camp near the school of Sct. Jacob; the borough sigil of Varde is the oldest town arms in Denmark. It depicts a blue shield with a walking golden leopard with a red tongue, it looks somewhat like a lion. From the beginning, commerce together with arts and crafts have been linked to being a town and when Christopher of Bavaria in August 1442 awarded Varde its first borough/market town privileges, it had functioned as a borough/market town for a long time. Most this meant, that peasants trading goods in country stores was outlawed, but at the same time, that the merchants of the town were now recognized as having exclusive rights to conducting trade in the town.
Although the royal letter of privilege from 1442 has been long lost, the text is known from a transcript from 1648. By the town square of Varde lays amongst others the Church of Sct. Jacob from the 12th century, Sillasens house from 1797, the old town hall from 1872 and Den Schultzske Gaard 1796/97. Around 1900 there was a livestock market on the town square, for a period in the middle of the 20th century a bus station. 2014/2015 the town square was renovated/renewed as it was in 2003. 2003 landscape architect Charlotte Horn was inspired by the stream/river of Varde and the characteristic Varde clam with the black pearl, when reshaping the town square. In front of the old town hall of Varde is a basin with a big black round rock symbolizing the Varde pearl. From here a stream symbolizing the stream/river of Varde runs through a part of the town square; the webcam of the library of Varde takes pictures of the square around the clock and here the "stream" is visible. The current municipality of Varde was formed in 2007, following structural reforms in Denmark, which meant that the old municipality of Varde was merged with the municipalities of Blaabjerg, Blåvandshuk, Helle and Ølgod, which together formed fifth biggest municipality in Denmark measuring in square kilometres, with 1,240 square kilometres.
Varde is the main town in the municipality of Varde and is with its 13,771 inhabitants the biggest town in the municipality, followed by Ølgod and Oksbøl with 3853 and 2852 inhabitants. All in all there are 50.122 inhabitants with permanent residence in the municipality of Varde. These are, in vacation periods, supplemented by large quantities of tourists visiting the coastal region of Varde in and around the towns of Blåvand, Henne Strand and Vejers Strand, that grow accordingly; the town hall of the municipality of Varde is at home at Bytoften 2 in Varde, where the new town hall opened its doors in the summer of 2015. During the opening of the new facilities the municipality received a work of art from local artist Hans Tyrrestrup, which it had commissioned, consisting of one poem and three paintings under the title "Sonate for sol," which means "Sonata for the sun." This work of art now adorns the council chamber of the town hall. Varde stretches from Ansager in the east to Blåvands Huk in the west and from Skallingen in the south to Nymindegab/Ølgod in the north.
A variety of different types of landscape types are thus at home in Varde d
A military is a heavily-armed, highly-organised force intended for warfare known collectively as armed forces. It is officially authorized and maintained by a sovereign state, with its members identifiable by their distinct military uniform, it may consist of one or more military branches such as an Army, Air Force and in certain countries and Coast Guard. The main task of the military is defined as defence of the state and its interests against external armed threats. Beyond warfare, the military may be employed in additional sanctioned and non-sanctioned functions within the state, including internal security threats, population control, the promotion of a political agenda, emergency services and reconstruction, protecting corporate economic interests, social ceremonies and national honor guards. A nation's military may function as a discrete social subculture, with dedicated infrastructure such as military housing, utilities, hospitals, legal services, food production and banking services.
In broad usage, the terms "armed forces" and "military" are treated as synonymous, although in technical usage a distinction is sometimes made in which a country's armed forces may include both its military and other paramilitary forces. There are various forms of irregular military forces; the profession of soldiering as part of a military is older than recorded history itself. Some of the most enduring images of classical antiquity portray the power and feats of its military leaders; the Battle of Kadesh in 1274 BC was one of the defining points of Pharaoh Ramses II's reign, his monuments commemorate it in bas-relief. A thousand years the first emperor of unified China, Qin Shi Huang, was so determined to impress the gods with his military might that he had himself buried with an army of terracotta soldiers; the Romans paid considerable attention to military matters, leaving to posterity many treatises and writings on the subject, as well as a large number of lavishly carved triumphal arches and victory columns.
Issue: Possibly cognate with Thousand, cf. Latin and Romance language root word "mil-")The first recorded use of the word military in English, spelled militarie, was in 1582, it comes from the Latin militaris through French, but is of uncertain etymology, one suggestion being derived from *mil-it- – going in a body or mass. The word is now identified as denoting someone, skilled in use of weapons, or engaged in military service, or in warfare; as a noun, the military refers to a country's armed forces, or sometimes, more to the senior officers who command them. In general, it refers to the physicality of armed forces, their personnel and the physical area which they occupy; as an adjective, military referred only to soldiers and soldiering, but it soon broadened to apply to land forces in general, anything to do with their profession. The names of both the Royal Military Academy and United States Military Academy reflect this. However, at about the time of the Napoleonic Wars,'military' began to be used in reference to armed forces as a whole, in the 21st century expressions like'military service','military intelligence', and'military history' encompass naval and air force aspects.
As such, it now connotes any activity performed by armed force personnel. Military history is considered to be the history of all conflicts, not just the history of the state militaries, it differs somewhat from the history of war, with military history focusing on the people and institutions of war-making, while the history of war focuses on the evolution of war itself in the face of changing technology and geography. Military history has a number of facets. One main facet is to learn from past accomplishments and mistakes, so as to more wage war in the future. Another is to create a sense of military tradition, used to create cohesive military forces. Still, another may be to learn to prevent wars more effectively. Human knowledge about the military is based on both recorded and oral history of military conflicts, their participating armies and navies and, more air forces. There are two types of military history, although all texts have elements of both: descriptive history, that serves to chronicle conflicts without offering any statements about the causes, nature of conduct, the ending, effects of a conflict.
Despite the growing importance of military technology, military activity depends above all on people. For example, in 2000 the British Army declared: "Man is still the first weapon of war." The military organization is characterized by a strict hierarchy divided by military rank, with ranks grouped as officers, non-commissioned officers, personnel at the lowest rank. While senior officers make strategic decisions, subordinated military personnel fulfil them. Although rank titles vary by military branch and country, the rank hierarchy is common to all state armed forces worldwide. In addition to their rank, personnel occupy one of many trade roles, which are grouped according to
Royal Danish Army
The Royal Danish Army is the land-based branch of the Danish Defence, together with the Danish Home Guard. For the last decade, the Royal Danish Army has undergone a massive transformation of structures and training methods, abandoning its traditional role of anti-invasion defence, instead focusing on out of area operations by, among other initiatives, reducing the size of the conscripted and reserve components and increasing the active component, changing from 60% support structure and 40% operational capability, to 60% combat operational capability and 40% support structure; when implemented, the Danish Army will be capable of deploying 1,500 troops permanently on three different continents continuously, or 5,000 troops for a shorter period of time, in international operations without any need for extraordinary measures such as parliamentary approval of a war funding bill. Founded in 1614, in the wake of the Kalmar War, the Royal Danish Army was designed to prevent conflicts and war, maintain Denmark's sovereignty and protect her interest.
With time, these goals have developed into encompassing the need to protect freedom and peaceful development in the world with respect for human rights. The Danish King remained commander in chief throughout the Early Modern period, in the Thirty Years' War, the Dano-Swedish War and the Scanian War, the Great Northern War, the Theatre War of 1789/9 and the Napoleonic Wars. In 1815, however, as a result of continued evolution and division of command, four general commands were created with the King as the supreme authority: Zealand and adjacent islands, Funen Langeland and the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. At the same time, the need for maintenance of the army in peacetime became pertinent, the Army Operational Command was established; the Royal Danish Army has been an integral part of the defence of Denmark and thus involved in warfare and battles continuously to protect her interests. Most notably various territorial wars with Sweden and Prussia, the Napoleonic Wars on the side of France, the Second World War and famously against the wishes of the Danish government, which had ordered immediate surrender to Germany.
In modern times the Royal Danish Army has become the backbone of Danish international missions, such as those in Kosovo and Afghanistan. The Royal Danish Army has been committed to a number of United Nations and NATO peacekeeping and unconventional warfare operations since becoming involved in the Yugoslav Wars under UN mandate in 1994, most notably in the famous Operation Bøllebank; the Royal Danish Army was engaged in the Kosovo War and continues to this day to maintain peacekeeping operations in Kosovo as part of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, together with the Danish Home Guard. Furthermore, the Royal Danish Army was involved in the War in Iraq from 2003-2007 with a significant contingent of soldiers responsible for creating and maintaining peace in the province of Basra, together with the British. Denmark lost its first soldier in Iraq on 17 August 2003: Preben Pedersen a 34-year-old Lance Corporal with the Jutland Dragoon Regiment became the first coalition soldier not from the United States or Britain to die in the Iraq War.
Starting in 2001, the Royal Danish Army has been involved in the War in Afghanistan. For the past few years, the Royal Danish Army and the British Army have been involved in heavy clashes with the Taliban in the Helmand Province, where about 760 Danish soldiers control a large battlegroup; the Danish army withdrew its combat forces from Afghanistan in May 2014. After the Afghan National Army took responsibility for the security in Afghanistan in 2015, the Danish Army, has provided training and security support as part of Resolute Support Mission. Following an escalating gang war in Copenhagen, in an effort to relieve police officers in Copenhagen and at the border control, Danish soldiers replaced police officers at different locations. Marking the first time in 86 years soldiers were used to keep order in cities; the structure of the Danish army changed in 2015, leaving Danish Division without brigades or support troops directly under its command. The two brigades have only command over combat battalions, as combat support and logistic support units are now grouped under various support centres.
1st Brigade consists of four combat battalions and is tasked with providing troops for international deployments. 2nd Brigade is tasked with the defence of the Danish territory. Support centres contain the army's combat support, combat logistic and general support units, in some cases perform tasks for the entire Danish defence structure: i.e. the Logistic Regiment, Army Logistics Centre and Defence Military Police Centre provides operational units for the army and overall logistic services to army and military police units and functions for all of the Danish defence establishment. Army Command in Karup Danish Division - Army Tactical Staff in Karup 1st Brigade in Holstebro HQ Battalion, The Signal Regiment I Armored Infantry Battalion, Gardehusarregimentet I Armored Infantry Battalion, Den Kongelige Livgarde II Armored Infantry Battalion, Jydske Dragonregiment 1st Danish Artillery Battalion 1st ISR Battalion 1st Armored Engineer Battalion 1st Logistic Battalion Military Police company 2nd Brigade in Slagelse I Armored Battalion, Jydske Dragonregiment III Reconnaissance Battalion, Gardehusarregimentet XIII Light Infantry Battalion, Slesvigske Fodregiment V Training Battalion, Jydske Dragonregiment V Training Battalion, Gardehusarregimentet Service branch regiments: D
Denmark the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, is bordered to the south by Germany; the Kingdom of Denmark comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand and the North Jutlandic Island; the islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2, land area of 42,394 km2, the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2, a population of 5.8 million. The unified kingdom of Denmark emerged in the 10th century as a proficient seafaring nation in the struggle for control of the Baltic Sea. Denmark and Norway were ruled together under one sovereign ruler in the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523.
The areas of Denmark and Norway remained under the same monarch until Denmark -- Norway. Beginning in the 17th century, there were several devastating wars with the Swedish Empire, ending with large cessions of territory to Sweden. After the Napoleonic Wars, Norway was ceded to Sweden, while Denmark kept the Faroe Islands and Iceland. In the 19th century there was a surge of nationalist movements, which were defeated in the 1864 Second Schleswig War. Denmark remained neutral during World War I. In April 1940, a German invasion saw brief military skirmishes while the Danish resistance movement was active from 1943 until the German surrender in May 1945. An industrialised exporter of agricultural produce in the second half of the 19th century, Denmark introduced social and labour-market reforms in the early 20th century that created the basis for the present welfare state model with a developed mixed economy; the Constitution of Denmark was signed on 5 June 1849, ending the absolute monarchy, which had begun in 1660.
It establishes a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy. The government and national parliament are seated in Copenhagen, the nation's capital, largest city, main commercial centre. Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the Danish Realm, devolving powers to handle internal affairs. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948. Denmark negotiated certain opt-outs, it is among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, the United Nations. Denmark is considered to be one of the most economically and developed countries in the world. Danes enjoy a high standard of living and the country ranks in some metrics of national performance, including education, health care, protection of civil liberties, democratic governance and human development; the country ranks as having the world's highest social mobility, a high level of income equality, is among the countries with the lowest perceived levels of corruption in the world, the eleventh-most developed in the world, has one of the world's highest per capita incomes, one of the world's highest personal income tax rates.
The etymology of the word Denmark, the relationship between Danes and Denmark and the unifying of Denmark as one kingdom, is a subject which attracts debate. This is centered on the prefix "Dan" and whether it refers to the Dani or a historical person Dan and the exact meaning of the -"mark" ending. Most handbooks derive the first part of the word, the name of the people, from a word meaning "flat land", related to German Tenne "threshing floor", English den "cave"; the -mark is believed to mean woodland or borderland, with probable references to the border forests in south Schleswig. The first recorded use of the word Danmark within Denmark itself is found on the two Jelling stones, which are runestones believed to have been erected by Gorm the Old and Harald Bluetooth; the larger stone of the two is popularly cited as Denmark's "baptismal certificate", though both use the word "Denmark", in the form of accusative ᛏᛅᚾᛘᛅᚢᚱᚴ tanmaurk on the large stone, genitive ᛏᛅᚾᛘᛅᚱᚴᛅᚱ "tanmarkar" on the small stone.
The inhabitants of Denmark are there called "Danes", in the accusative. The earliest archaeological findings in Denmark date back to the Eem interglacial period from 130,000–110,000 BC. Denmark has been inhabited since around 12,500 BC and agriculture has been evident since 3900 BC; the Nordic Bronze Age in Denmark was marked by burial mounds, which left an abundance of findings including lurs and the Sun Chariot. During the Pre-Roman Iron Age, native groups began migrating south, the first tribal Danes came to the country between the Pre-Roman and the Germanic Iron Age, in the Roman Iron Age; the Roman provinces maintained trade routes and relations with native tribes in Denmark, Roman coins have been found in Denmark. Evidence of strong Celtic cultural influence dates from this period in Denmark and much of North-West Europe and is among other things reflected in the finding of the Gundestrup cauldron; the tribal Danes came from the east Danish islands and Scania and spoke an early form of North Germanic.
Historians believe that before their arrival, most of Jutland and the nearest islands were settled by tribal J
Prince's Life Regiment
The Prince's Life Regiment was a Royal Danish Army infantry regiment. It was named for Prince Henrik, the husband of Queen Margrethe II; the motto of the regiment was "Gloria Finis". 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 founded during the reign of King Frederik III in 1657 under the command of Ernst Albrecht von Eberstein. Over the years it has undergone many changes of name, the last taking place in 1961; the Regiment participated in the wars, Northern Wars, Scanian War, Great Northern War, First Schleswig War and Second Schleswig War. It was furthermore in foreign war 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 1960's 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, Slesvigske Fodregiment and Dronningens Livregiment, were merged into Prinsens Livregiment. In August 2005, the regiment was amalgamated with Jydske Dragonregiment and its battalions were disbanded. Lærebog for Hærens Menige, Hærkommandoen, marts 1960
Zealand Air Defence Regiment
The Zealand Air Defence Regiment was a Danish Army Air defence regiment. On 1 September 1970 it was merged into Kronens Artilleriregiment; the regiment was established in 1 November 1932 as Luftværnsregimentet, the regiment traces its history further back, as it is heir to the old Kystartilleriregimentet. The coast fortifications were transferred to the Navy and the coast artillery regiment was disbanded in 1932; some of the personal was transferred to 10. Artilleriafdeling, turned into an air defense unit. 10. AA was a reserved AA in 1. Feltartilleriregiment. 10. AA formed the core of the new Luftværnsregimentet of 1937, along with 13. AA and 14. AA Lærebog for Hærens Menige, Hærkommandoen, marts 1960