1st Infantry Regiment Svea Life Guards, Swedish Army

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1ST INFANTRY REGIMENT SVEA LIFE GUARDS, SWEDISH ARMY

Raised : 1792
The Regiment was in 2000 amalgamated with the 1st Cavalry Regiment - Life Guards Dragoons to form the Livgardet (Life Guards).
Garrison : Kungsängen and Stockholm

Coat of arms (crest) of the 1st Infantry Regiment Svea Life Guards, Swedish Army

Arms of 1st Infantry Regiment Svea Life Guards, Swedish Army

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Official blazon

Motto: (not shown) Possunt nec posse videntur = They can do what seems impossible.

Origin/meaning

The lesser Swedish State Arms with the Chain of the Order of the Seraphim indicates a Guards Unit. The Muskets behind the Shield indicates a Infantry Unit. During the Years 1994-2000 the shown Arms was used by the Life Guards Brigade, the Regiment used similar Arms but with two Swords behind the Shield instead of the Muskets. The Motto was first seen on regimental Colours of 1686 Pattern.

Regimental Colour

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Literature: Christian Braunstein: Heraldiska vapen inom det svenska försvaret - Heraldry of the Swedish Armed Forces. Regimental Colour from Christian Braunstein: Svenska Försvarsmaktens fälttecken efter millennieskiftet - Flags and Standards of the Swedish Armed Forces after the Turn of the Century.