Signal Regiment (Denmark)

The Signal Regiment (Danish: Telegrafregimentet) is a regiment of the Royal Danish Army. It was established in 1951 with the purpose of training and equipping units to support the Danish army with wartime Command, Control and Communications. The units filled by the regiment sets up the command, control and Communications infrastructure by setting up a vehicle-based microwave radio relay network in a mesh topology. The network is designed to be secure, encrypted and difficult to neutralize. Besides the radio network, the regiment also establishes mobile military headquarters to be used by the army.

Signal Regiment
Telegrafregimentet
Insignia
Active1951–present
Country Kingdom of Denmark
Branch Royal Danish Army
TypeSupport
RoleCommunication, (Two battalions)
Training (One battalion)
Electronic Warfare (One company)
SizeThree battalions
Part ofArmy Staff
Garrison/HQFredericia
Motto(s)Celeriter et secure
(Fast and secure)
Regimental belt
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Susanne Bager
Ceremonial chiefHM The Queen

History

The history of the signal regiment dates back to 1867, when the first Danish signal unit was formed; the 4th Engineering Coy. On January 1, 1914 the company gained status of a battalion in the Engineering Regiment. On November 1, 1947 the Ministry of Defence decided to move the signal battalion from the engineering regiment to serving directly under the Generalkommandoen. The result was the world's first independent signal unit. The signal battalion was later split into two battalions. On November 1, 1951 the two battalions were given regimental status and named Sjællandske Telegrafregiment and Jyske Telegrafregiment.

Sjællandske Telegrafregiment was attached to LAND FORCES COMMAND EAST and Jyske Telegrafregiment was attached to LAND FORCES COMMAND WEST.

In 1989, as the Cold War drew to a close, Parliament decided to merge the two regiments, garrisoning the resulting unit in Fredericia. This decision was effected on January 1, 1992 and the new regiment was named Telegrafregimentet.

Structure

The regiment is composed of four battalions:

  • 1st Battalion (1. Føringsstøttebataljon)
  • 2nd Training Battalion (2. Føringsstøttebataljon)
  • 3rd Signal Battalion (3. CIS bataljon)
  • Combat Support Battalion

The regiment forms several special purpose units:

  • HQCOY/1st Brigade (Stabskompagni/1. Brigade)


The regiment also runs one school:

  • The Army Command & Control Support School (Hærens Føringsstøtte Skole)

Garrison

The regiment is garrisoned in the towns of Fredericia and Haderslev. In Fredericia, the regiment has two barracks, Bülows Kaserne and Ryes Kaserne. Bülows Kaserne is home to the school, and serves as regimental Headquarter. Bülows Kaserne is placed in historical buildings inside the walls of the previous fortress town. Ryes Kaserne is home to the 2nd Training Battalion, 3rd Signal Battalion and the Electronic Warfare Company. Ryes Kaserne was built in the 1960s and borders Hyby Fælled Proving ground.

Haderslev Kaserne is home to the 5th Signal Battalion, HQCOY/1st Brigade and the Military band Slesvigske Musikkorps.

Besides the two bases, the regiment operates Hyby Fælled Proving Ground outside Fredericia. The proving ground is open for the public.[1]

Names of the regiment

Names[2]
TelegrafregimentetSignal Regiment1992-01-012018-12-31
FøringsstøtteregimentetCommand Support Regiment2019-01-01

See also

References

  1. Danish Forestry Agency Site about Hyby Fælled Proving ground Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine (in Danish)
  2. Rasmussen, Peter Ernstved (30 April 2018). "FC: "Det her er ikke nogen navneleg"" (in Danish). OLFI. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
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