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Conditions of admission


What you need to know before submitting your application to the Friborg Grenadiers Contingent:


The aim of the Society is to maintain the Contingent and to keep its uniform and weapons, the order in order to be able to appear and take part in official demonstrations and patriotic celebrations. (Article 1 of the statutes)

The Society is patriotic by its origins and the military traditions to which it claims. It is Friborg through its attachment to the land of its ancestors, its loyalty to the fundamental institutions of the canton, its respect for spiritual and moral values (Art. 3).



To be a candidate, you must be a Swiss citizen, have fulfilled your personal obligations towards the Confederation, except for the drums and fifes, and be at least 1.70 m tall (Art. 6).



Rifle carriers:

  • 1st year, single entry fee, CHF 500.-

  • 2nd year, financial contribution for the equipment, CHF 500.-

  • from 3rd year, contributions: annual CHF 150.- + travel CHF 50.-

Drum or fife:


  • 1st year, financial contribution for the equipment, CHF 500.-

  • from 2nd year: travel contribution CHF 50.-

 Order in the command detachment (logistical support)

  • 1st year, financial contribution for the equipment, CHF 200.-

  • from 2nd year, contributions: annual, CHF 100.- + travel CHF 50.-



– A historical uniform on loan: tunic, pants, gamaches, suspenders, cocked hat, white shirts.
– Street attire, service attire and work attire

– Weapons on loan: rifle, backpack, sabretache, sabre, protective covers

- Instruments on loan: drum, fife.
– The sponsors offer the 2 history books, the pin

– Organization of services and campaigns in Switzerland and abroad



– The Gala des Rois, evening of January 6 each year whatever the day, in street clothes with the brides
– The Annual Assets Report, one Tuesday evening in February between 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
– The Ordinary General Assembly, on a Friday evening in March from 7:30 p.m. and which ends with blood sausages around 11 p.m.
– Cleaning of weapons, maintenance of the buffalo room and inspection of uniforms
– Exercises spread over the year in civilian clothes, in the evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.



The services of the year in uniform, the duration of which varies from 1 hour 30 minutes to a long weekend sometimes for campaigns abroad or in another canton for example, including half a day....

Special services on limited detachment and on a tour basis: inaugurations, birthdays, funerals, various small performances, etc.



The Contingent expects continued participation in the performances to ensure the best possible presentation since it is above all the parade, the evolutions conducted in step with the Grenadier and the salvos which make the success of our performances.

The Contingent still awaits freely agreed military discipline to ensure the best quality of presentation.

The Grenadier is set up by marching order, he is also sometimes summoned or simply invited; in all cases, we expect him to respond: as often as possible by his presence and, we also understand, if he cannot free himself, he should make it known by apologizing in writing.



Depending on personal interests and specific skills but without obligation, everyone has the opportunity to engage in particular activities in various committees.



With the registration form during a meeting with the recruiting sergeant



Grenadierrecruiter Christophe Amato

Tel: +41 79 530 50 86

Email: recruitment(at)

Welcome to the Contingent!

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