A.H. Riise Frogman Rum

The Frogman Corps was established in 1957 and was inspired by the British Special Boat Service (SBS), America’s Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT and Navy SEALs), and the Norwegian Marine Hunters.

Maritime operations have and always will be one of the corps’ core competencies. After completing service, Frogmen have the opportunity to join ‘Conventus Ranae’, the Frogman’s formal association that aims to strengthen ties between active and retired Frogmen.

Members are required, voluntarily and within reason, to help fellow members of the association who may be in need of financial, social or moral support.

In bygone times, A. H. Riise delivered rum to the Danish navy, which protected the Danish territory against piracy as well as merchant ships sailing to and from the Danish West Indies. Today, it’s the Frogman Corps that has been deployed to hotspots around the world to tackle, among other things, piracy in the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean.

The Frogman’s association, Conventus Ranae, and A. H. Riise support the Anders Lassen Foundation – an association that awards annual scholarships to military personnel and individuals who have made a special contribution to the kingdom of Denmark.