StampNews.com is glad to inform that Denmark Post produced a new stamp celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Guard Hussar Regiment. The stamp motif shows a mounted Guard Hussar. Horses still play a key role for the mounted Hussar Squadron of the Guard Hussar Regiment, although primarily in a ceremonial capacity. The stamp was released on the 30th of August and is now available for purchasing.
In Actis Esto Volucris – Be Swift in Action – is the motto of the Guard Hussar Regiment in Slagelse, which this year is celebrating its 400th anniversary. The original Guard Hussar Regiment was founded in 1762, but in 2001 it was merged with the Danish Life Regiment and the Zealand Life Regiment. The Zealand Life Regiment can trace its history as far back as 1614 when Christian IV established a national militia, and the regiment can therefore celebrate its 400th anniversary in 2014.
In the old days, soldiers operated either on foot or on horseback, but today they
are largely transported in armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs). However, horses still play a key role for the mounted Hussar Squadron of the Guard Hussar Regiment, although primarily in a ceremonial capacity. Moreover, the horse features in the regimental badge, symbolized by a champron.
Post Danmark is celebrating the anniversary by issuing a stamp which shows a mounted Guard Hussar. The stamp is based on a photograph by Evan Hemmingsen, who is attached to the Guard Hussar Regiment as a photographer. The motif has subsequently been drawn and engraved by Martin Mörck.