|Royal Bavarian Jäger Regiment Nr. 1
Mountain Infantry of the German Alpenkorps
ABOUT THE EINHEIT
|The 1st Royal Bavarian Jäger Reenactors (pronounced "yaygers") was formed in the Fall of
2012, is a pending member in the Great War Historical Society. The unit participates in
World War One events as elite mountain soldiers of the German Alpenkorps. Members of
this group are veteran reenactors with over 50 years aggregate experience in reenacting
the eras of WWII, WWI, American Civil War, U.S. Indian Wars, and other eras such as
mountain man & Elizabethan times. Our members have studied and travelled extensively
throughout the United States, Germany, North Africa/middle east & the Mediterranean
Region. Many also are veterans of the U.S. military (some currently serving). With that
experience, our members, in forming the unit, are dedicated and focused on re-creating
the life of the German mountain soldier. The Jäger or "rifleman/hunter" was a hardy
individual with a special skill and determination typical of the people from the mountains
of Southern Germany, the Tyrolean Alps, and Austria. Our unit is looking for men who
wish to portray these hardy folk and want to reenact World War One battles as part of a
strong, proud team. The 1st Jäger Regiment, besides battles and barrack reenactments,
also have training days consisting of rock climbing, basic mountaineering, mountain
hikes/camping, equipment restoration, and German language skills. Our desire is that, in
looking through the pages of this website, you will want to join our unit.
The Jäger motto is "Berg Heil"
which in English means "Hail to the Mountain"
When a member meets or greets a fellow jäger, the customary greeting is "Berg Heil"
to which the fellow member replies,
"Berg Heil Kamarad"
The greeting and reply is meant as a term of endearment to show "Kamaradschaft" and
solidarity to the "Einheit" (unit).
|CONTACT: Walther Ritter