ROYAL I. LIFEGRENADIERREGIMENT
The regiment traces its heritage to the fänika (tactical unit used in
the late dark ages) raised in the 1500:s in Östergötland. In 1619 these where used to
form a regiment that was split into two smaller regiments in 1628. One of these
became Östgötainfantryregiment. The first commander was the famous Johan Banér that
later commanded the swedish army during the thirty year war. In 1791 the regiment became
the lifegrenadierregiment together with the in this year dismounted östgöta
cavalryregiment. The honorary name was granted due to good performance in the war 1788 -
1790. In 1816 the regiment was split into the I. Lifegrenadierregiment and
the II. Lifegrenadierregiment. The regiment was located in Linköping.
In 1925 the regiment was re-merged with the II. Lifegrenadierregiment to
form the Lifegrenadierregiment that finally was dispanded in 1997.
The regiments color was white.