ROYAL HÄLSINGE REGIMENT
The regiment traces its heritage to the fänika (a tactical
unit used in the late dark ages) that was raised during Gustav Vasa reign. The oldest
document are from 1552. In 1615 these where used to raise a regiment that was devided into
two smaller regiments in 1624. One of these was named Hälsinge regiment and had
Lennart Torstensson, famous commander from the thirty year war, as its first
commander. The other regiment became Västerbottens regiment. The regiment was located in
Gävle and was disbanded in 1994.
The regiments colors was black and white.
THE CROSSING OF THE BELT 1658