Ref Number: 95
Ref Number: 95
Situated along the street bearing its name, the old barracks serve as a remarkable exemplar of architectural design employed in comparable establishments throughout the late 19th century. The Eighth Primorski Infantry of H.R.H. Princess Maria-Louisa Regiment is a military formation within the Bulgarian Army, operating during the period of the Third Bulgarian Kingdom.
Princess Maria Louise of Bourbon-Parma, the spouse of Bulgarian king Ferdinand I Saxe-Coburg Gotha, assumes the esteemed position of honorary head inside the regiment.The formation of the regiment occurred by the enactment of Decree No. 41 on October 12, 1884, whereupon it was officially established as the Eighth Coastal Infantry Regiment.The regiment possesses a lengthy and illustrious historical background. The regiment’s troops and officers actively participated in significant military conflicts, including the Serbo-Bulgarian War in 1885, the Balkan Wars from 1912 to 1913, as well as the First and Second World Wars.
During the 1930s, a monument-portal was constructed at the barracks to commemorate the soldiers and officers of the regiment who made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of Bulgaria.
The two photographs observe a course for officers and non-commissioned officers of Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Luisa’s 8th Maritime Infantry Regiment – Varna to study the new machine gun and externally the regimental barracks and the new monument-portal.
The regiment underwent dissolution in the year 1958.