Spring Parade 2022

The Linz k. u. k. Traditional Dragoon Regiment No. 7 “Herzog von Lothringen und Bar” under his commander Colonel iTR consultant Johann Marian Eckhardt held his already legendary spring parade in Linz on Saturday, April 9, 2022 in almost perfect weather

The parade marched at 2 p.m. from Martin Luther Platz across Landstraße, lined with a line of spectators, to the main square. Here then was the usual military procedure. (report, national anthem, pacing the front, salute, state anthem, etc.)

Besides the insignia troop of the HUAk Enns, 280 uniforms from Slovenia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Germany and from almost all provinces of Austria came.

For the first time at the parade were also the “Krizevacka Djevojacka Straza” (Kreuzer Girls Guard – an all-women detachment), the “Kostelska pistola – Kegleviceva straza Kostel” (Keglevic Guard Kostel/Grauenwarth) both from Croatia, the rifle club from the town of Stribro (Czech Republic) and the Polish Volunteer Legion.

Mjr iTR Alexander Sascha Eckhardt, MBA, was in command of the troops deployed.

The regimental band of LIR2 Linz played under the direction of Kapellmeister Ing. Michael Safnauer and Musikmeister Ostv Walter Forstner (parade, hymns, word service).

The intercessions were said in Croatian, Slovenian, Polish, Czech and German.

Before welcoming the guests of honour, Colonel iTR Cons. Johann Marian Eckhardt commemorated the 100th anniversary of the death of Blessed Emperor Karl I. of Austria, the late Kdt of IR 59 Ehg Rainer Mjr Guido Frhr von Zobel zu Giebelstadt und Darstadt and the people of Ukraine.

Guests of honour: Johann S. Habsburg-Lothringen (Honorary Colonel of DR7), the Academy Commander of HUAk Enns OberstdG. Mag. (FH) Mag. Klaus Klingenschmid MSS, GRtin Karin Decker (for the Mayor), GR Michael Rosenmayr (for the City Councillor for Culture Doris Lang-Mayerhofer), LAbg Michael Nell (for the Governor), the Commander of the Order of St. George of the House of Habsburg, Ing. Dr. Wilhelm von Zitzewitz, Mrs. Erna Koprax, Head of the Imperial Festival of Baden near Vienna, BO of the Tyrolean Kaiserjäger Mjr iTR Romed Giner, from the UEHMG Obstlt iTR Michael Joannidis and Bezirkskdt der Schützen der Stadt Salzburg SchMjr iTR Gottfried Grömer

At around 2.35 p.m., the regimental chaplain of the DR7, Samuel Josef Ebner, celebrated the service of the word.

After the marching out of the HUAk Enns insignia troop (without music), the marching out of the traditional units began with a defile in front of the Old Town Hall.

Afterwards, the DR7 command asked for a reception at the Old Town Hall.