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Halland Regiment
Hallands regemente
(I 16, I 16/Fo 31)
Hallandsgruppen vapen.svg
Insignia
Active 1624–2000
Country  Sweden
Branch Swedish Army
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Motto(s) None
Colours Black and yellow (–1952), Blue and white (1952–2000)
March "Friedrich-Wilhelm-marsch"
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]

Organisation[edit | edit source]

1685(?)
  • Livkompaniet
  • Överstelöjtnantens kompani
  • Majorens kompani
  • Sun- och Nordals kompani
  • Tössbo kompani
  • Kållands kompani
  • Vedbo kompani
  • Kullings kompani

1814(?)
  • Livkompaniet
  • Forssa kompani
  • Järvsö kompani
  • Delsbo kompani
  • Färnebo kompani
  • Arbrå kompani
  • Alfta kompani
  • Ovansjö kompani

Name, designation and garrison[edit | edit source]

Name Translation From To
Västgöta-Dals regemente Västergötland-Dalsland Regiment 1624 1901-12-31
Hallands regemente Halland Regiment 1902-01-01 2000-06-30
Designation From To
I 16 1816 1975-06-30
I 16/Fo 31 1975-07-01 2000-06-30
Training ground
or garrison town
From To
Nygårdsängen 1685 1863-05-04
Halland (G) 1906-10-01 2000-06-30

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Print
  • 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/. 
Online

Notes[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 56°41′22″N 12°51′42″E / 56.68944°N 12.86167°E / 56.68944; 12.86167

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