(I 16, I 16/Fo 31)
|Colours||Black and yellow (–1952), Blue and white (1952–2000)|
|Battle honours||Lützen (1632), Leipzig (1642), Lund (1676), Gadebusch (1712)|
The Halland Regiment (Swedish language: Hallands regemente ), designations I 16 and I 16/Fo 31, was a Swedish Army infantry regiment that traced its origins back to the 16th century. It was disbanded in 2000. The regiment's soldiers were originally recruited from the provinces of Västergötland and Dalsland, but it was later garrisoned in Halland.
History[edit | edit source]
The regiment has its origins in fänikor (companies) raised in Västergötland and Dalsland in the 16th century. In 1615, these units were organised by Gustav II Adolf into Västergötlands storregemente. Västergötlands storregemente consisted of three field regiments, of which Västgöta-Dals regemente was one. Sometime between 1621 and 1624, the grand regiment was permanently split into three smaller regiments, of which Västgöta-Dals regemente was one.
Västgöta-Dals regemente was one of the original 20 Swedish infantry regiments mentioned in the Swedish constitution of 1634. The regiment's first commander was Wilhelm von Salzburg. It was allotted in 1685. The regiment was given the designation I 16 (16th Infantry Regiment) in a general order in 1816. In 1902 the regiment changed recruitment area to Halland and was garrisoned in Halmstad. The name was changed to Hallands regemente to reflect this. In 1975, the regiment gained the new designation I 16/Fo 31 as a consequence of a merge with the local defence area Fo 31. The regiment was disbanded in 2000.
Campaigns[edit | edit source]
- The Polish War (1600–1629)
- The Thirty Years' War (1630–1648)
- The Northern Wars (1655–1661)
- The Scanian War (1674–1679)
- The Great Northern War (1700–1721)
- The Seven Years' War (1757–1762)
- The Gustav III's Russian War (1788–1790)
- The First War against Napoleon (1805–1810)
- The Finnish War (1808–1809)
- The Campaign against Norway (1814)
Organisation[edit | edit source]
Name, designation and garrison[edit | edit source]
|Västgöta-Dals regemente||Västergötland-Dalsland Regiment||1624||–||1901-12-31|
|Hallands regemente||Halland Regiment||1902-01-01||–||2000-06-30|
|I 16/Fo 31||1975-07-01||–||2000-06-30|
or garrison town
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of Swedish regiments
- Provinces of Sweden
References[edit | edit source]
- Braunstein, Christian (2003). Sveriges arméförband under 1900-talet. Stockholm: Statens Försvarshistoriska Museer. ISBN 91-971584-4-5.
- Holmberg, Björn (1993). Arméns regementen, skolor och staber: en sammanställning. Arvidsjaur: Svenskt militärhistoriskt bibliotek. ISBN 91-972209-0-6.
- Kjellander, Rune (2003). Sveriges regementschefer 1700-2000: chefsbiografier och förbandsöversikter. Stockholm: Probus. ISBN 91-87184-74-5.
- Nelsson, Bertil (1993). Från Brunkeberg till Nordanvind: 500 år med svenskt infanteri. Stockholm: Probus. ISBN 91-87184-23-0.
- Svensk rikskalender 1908. Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Söner. 1908. http://runeberg.org/rikskal/1908/.
- Holmén, Pelle; Sjöberg, Jan (2007). "Swedish Armed Forces 1900-2000". http://www.tdg.nu/swedish_armed_forces/. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
- Högman, Hans (2007). "Militaria - Svensk militärhistoria". http://www.algonet.se/~hogman/militaria.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
- Persson, Mats (1998). "Swedish Army Regiments". Archived from the original on 2007-08-30. http://web.archive.org/web/20070830204348/http://www.mvs.chalmers.se/~m95perm_2/forband/. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
- Sharman, Ken (2000). "Swedish military administrative division as per 1629". http://home.golden.net/~ksharman/gnw/Indel.html. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
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