ROYAL HALLANDS REGIMENT
The regiment traces its heritage to the fänika (tactical unit
used in the late dark ages) raised in Västergötlands southern parts. The oldest
documents are from 1549. From the infantry in these parts a regiment was raised in the
early 1600:s that was devided into three smaller regiments in 1624. One of these became Västgöta-Dals
regiment. The other two became Skaraborgs and Älvsborgs regiment.
Västgötadals regiment was relocated from Västergötland to Halland in 1902 and
consequently changed name to Hallands regiment. Hallands regiment is
located in Halmstad. From 1993-2000 the regiment raised the 16th infantry brigade with
Pbv 501 (BMP 1). The regiment was disbanded in 2000.
The regiments colors where black and yellow until 1952 due to the
regiments Västgöta origin. In 1952 the regiment recived a new banner with the colors of
Halland; blue and white. The heraldic sign is still the lion of Västergötland.