ROYAL LIFEGUARDS ON HORSE

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History:

The regiment traces its heritage to the Finnish Light Dragooncorps that was raced in Nyland in Finland in 1770. In 1772 the regiment was enlarged by two squadrons of the Hussar regiment, it was also granted guardstatus and was named the Light Dragoons of the Lifeguard. The regiment was located partly in Stockholm and partly in Borgå, Finland. In 1777 the regiment was located entirely to Stockholm with smaller parts in Södertälje, Enköping and Sigtuna. In 1793 the regiments name was changed to the Lifehussarregiment and in 1797 it was again changed to the Light Lifedragoonregiment. In 1806 the regiment got its present name. In 1897 one squadron of the Crownprince´s Hussarregiment was attached. In 1928 the liferegiments Dragoons was merged into the regiment that was renamed Royal Lifeguardsquadron. The regiment is to be absorbed by I 1 after 2000.

Colors:

The regiments colors are white and blue.

Victorynames:

LÜTZEN 1632

OLDENDORF 1633

WITTSTOCK 1636

LEIPZIG 1642

WARSCHAU 1656

FREDRICKSODDE 1657

THE CROSSING OF THE BÄLT 1658

HALMSTAD 1676

LUND 1676

LANDSKRONA 1677

DÜNA 1701

KLISZOW 1702

PULLTUSK 1703

HOLOWCZYN 1708

HÄLSINGBORG 1710

Celebrationday

4:th of December (the anniversary of the battle of Lund).