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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 19 Aug 2008 22:31

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Royal Norrland Artillery Regiment (A4), the regimental emblem shows the armorial badge of Jämtland. A4 was raised in 1893, the first three Artillery Regiments was created in 1794 when the Royal Artillery Regiment was divided into four Regiments, the fourth was based in Finland and disbanded when Finland was lost to Russia in 1809. A4 was disbanded in 1998.

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Royal Norrbotten Artillery Corps (A5), the regimental emblem shows a white Reindeer. Raised in 1928 it was merged into the Royal Boden Artillery Regiment on 1 July 1951. An earlier A5 was the Royal Uppland Artillery Regiment raised in 1894 and disbanded on 31 December 1927. This Regiment didn't have any Standard as it was disbanded before Standards was presented to the Artillery.

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Royal Småland Artillery Regiment (A6), the regimental emblem is the Crossbow-carrying Lion of Småland in yellow. A6 was raised in 1895 and disbanded in 1985. The former regimental Barracks is today a Shopping Mall!

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Royal Gotland Artillery Regiment (A7), the regimental emblem is the white Ram from the provincial arms of Gotland. A7 was raised in 1887 as a Corps. Raised to regimental status in 1975 and disbanded in 2000.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 19 Aug 2008 22:54

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Royal Boden Artillery Regiment (A8), the regimental emblem is the Fortress Gate from the arms of the City of Boden. The Regiment was raised in 1919 when the Royal Boden-Karlsborg Artillery Regiment was divided into two. The Regiment (which was known as the Norrland Artillery Regiment from 1998) was disbanded in 2000 and as Norrland Artillery Battalion integrated into I19. Following the move of the Artillery Regiment from Kristinehamn to Boden in 2006 the Norrland Artillery Battalion was disbanded.

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Colour of the Norrland Artillery Battalion, presented in Kristinehamn by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf on 15 April 2002. The Fortress Gate denotes heritage from A8, the Reindeer A5 heritage and the Elk with Eagle and Dog symbolizes heritage from A4.

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Royal Bergslagen Artillery Regiment (A9), the Standard was presented by Crownprince Gustaf Adolf (killed in an Aircrash 1947) on 27 May 1945. The Eagle and Iron Sign are white. A9 was raised in 1943 and in 2000 following the disbandment of all other Artillery Regiments, the Regiment took the title the Artillery Regiment. An older A9 the Royal Position Artillery Regiment existed 1902-1928. This Regiment had no Standard.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 19 Aug 2008 23:23

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Obverse and reverse of the Standard of the Artillery Regiment, presented in Kristinehamn by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf on 14 May 2002. The Eagle/Iron Sign - heritage from A9, Wyvern - heritage from A3, Lion with Crossbow - heritage from A6 and the Ram - heritage from A7. The Reverse shows Battle Honours a new feature on Artillery Standards, it had originaly been intended to place Battle Honours on the Standards presented in 1938 but this was not to be.

Anti Aircraft Artillery was orignaly part of the Artillery but was made a separate arm of service in 1942. Following their Artillery roots the AAA units was presented with Standards based on Artillery Pattern, the only difference beeing that the Gun Barrels was winged.

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Royal Karlsborg Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment (Lv1 prior to 1942 A9), the standard was presented in Stockholm by HM King Gustaf V on the 80th Birthday of the King on 16 June 1938. The regimental emblem was a Lion per bend sinister yellow and white acompanied by two white sixpointed Stars - this beeing the provincial armorial Badge of Västergötland whre Karlsborg is situated. Lv1 originated as the Royal Karlsborg Artillery Corps formed in 1919 when the Royal Boden-Karlsborg Artillery Regiment was divided into two. On 1 January 1928 the Corps was made an Anti Aircraft unit as Royal Karlsborg Artillery Regiment. Lv1 was disbanded on 31 March 1961.

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Royal Östgöta Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment (Lv2 prior to 1941 A10), the Standard was presented by the C.-in-C. of the army Lieutenant-General I. Holmqvist on 6 June 1941. The regimental emblem shows the provincial armorial Badge of Östergötland - a Griffin with Dragon wings and tail acompanied by four roses. Lv2 was Raised on 1 October 1938 and disbanded on 31 March 1962.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

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Royal Gotland Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion/Corps (Lv2), the Standard was presented by the C.-in-C. of the Army Lieutenant-General C.T.E Göransson on 11 November 1963. The Battalion originated in a detached Battery of the Royal Stockholm AAA Regiment (Lv3 G) raised on 1 April 1944. In 1952 following the move of Lv3 from Stockholm to Norrtälje the Battery was transferred to Lv2 as Lv2 G, following the disbandment of the Lv2 Regiment the Battery became a independent Battalion to which the number Lv2 was transferred. In 1994 the Battalion was made a Corps (in Swedish parlance denoting a unit between a Battalion and Regiment in strenght) which was disbanded in 2000.

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Royal Roslagen Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment (Lv3), the Standard was presented by HM King Gustaf V on 29 September 1942. The regimental emblem is the head of St. Erik from the Arms of Stockholm denoting the former name Royal Stockholm AAA Regiment and original garrison in the Capital of Sweden. Lv3 originated as a Detachment of the Lv2 Regiment in Stockholm (Lv2 S) formed on 1 October 1939. The Detachment became a separate Regiment on 1 October 1941 as the Royal Stockholm AAA Regiment. On 1 April 1952 the Regiment moved out of Stockholm to Norrtälje, where on 1 July 1957 recived the name Royal Roslagen AAA Regiment. Roslagen being the area in which Norrtälje is situated. Reduced to a Corps in 1994 it was disbanded in 2000.

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Royal Scanian Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment (Lv4), the Standard was presented on 6 June 1943 by the Commander of the Military District Major-General A.E.W. af Klercker. Lv4 originated in a Detachment formed by the A3 in 1939 which became independent as the Royal Scanian AAA Corps on 1 October 1942. The Corps was raised to a Regiment on 1 July 1962, which again became a Corps in 1994 and disbanded in 1997.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

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Royal Sundsvall Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment (Lv5), the Standard was presented by the Commander of the Military District Major-General Helge Jung on 6 June 1943. The regimental emblem shows the Helmet and Musket Poles in white from the Arms of the City of Sundsvall. Traces its origins to a Battery from Royal Karlsborg AAA Regiment who in 1940 was detached to Sundsvall. On 1 October 1942 it became independent as Royal Sundsvall AAA Corps which was raised to Regiment in 1974. Lv5 was disbanded in 1982.

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Royal Göta Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment (Lv6), the Standard was presented by the Commander of the Military District Major-General F. Högberg on 6 June 1943. The regimental emblem is the yellow Lion from the arms of the City of Göteborg holding a yellow sword and a blue Shield with three yellow Crowns. Lv6 originated as a detachment from Royal Karlsborg AAA Regiment, which in 1942 became independent as the Royal Göteborg AAA Corps. In 1962 Lv6 became a Regiment as Royal Göta AAA Regiment, which in 1994 again was reduced to a Corps, moving from Göteborg to Halmstad. Following the disbandment of all other AAA Regiments Lv6 in 2000 became the AAA Regiment.

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Obverse and Reverse of the Standard presented to the new AAA Regiment by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf in Halmstad on 15 September 2001. The Lion -heritage form Lv6, the Ram- heritage from Lv2, the St. Erik's Head - heritage from the Lv3 and Helmet and Musket-poles -heritage from Lv5. On the Reverse the winged Gun Barrels of the AAA troops and the Gun Barrels of the Artillery denoting heritage from A2.

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Royal Luleå Anti Aircraft Artillery Regiment (Lv7), presented by the Commander of the Military District Major-General G.N.O. Rosenblad on 6 June 1943. The regimental emblem is the white Keys from the Arms of the City of Luleå. Raised as the Royal Luleå AAA Corps in 1942, and made a Regiment in 1975. In 1993 reduced in strenght and renamed the Norrland AAA Corps, being disbanded in 2000.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 21 Aug 2008 22:49

Engineer and Signal Units have Colours of the same general pattern, as they have the same origins. The Colours are Blue with three yellow Crowns in the middle and the Unit's Coat of Arms in the upper inner Corner.

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Royal Svea Engineer Regiment (Ing 1), the Colour was presented in Stockholm by HM King Gustaf V on 26 September 1935 as was the Colours of Ing 2 and Ing 3. Originated in 1855 as the Sapper Company, becoming in 1893 the Royal Svea Engineer Battalion and in 1902 Royal Svea Engineer Corps. Raised to Regiment on 1 July 1957, it was disbanded in 1997.

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Royal Göta Engineer Regiment (Ing 2). Originated as the Sapper Battalion raised in Stockholm 1871 and moved to Karlsborg in 1875. In 1893 it was named Royal Göta Engineer Battalion and in 1902 as the Royal Göta Engineer Corps. On 1 April 1928 the Corps moved to Eksjö, where it on 1 July 1963 became a Regiment and today it is the only Engineer Regiment of the Swedish Army. In August 2006 the Regiment was presented with a new Colour by the Supreme Commander General Håkan Syrén this replacing the old one and that of the former I 12. The field is now black which is the Engineer Arm of Service Colour, but the Crowns and the regimental Arms are the same. Along the upper border of the filed is placed the Battle Honours of the I 12, as Ing 2 is keeper of the traditions of this Regiment. Below the new Colour is paraded, picture from http://sv.wikipedia.org/

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Royal Boden Engineer Regiment (Ing 3). Ing 3 originated in 1902 and in 1904 became the Royal Boden Engineer Corps, which in 1975 was raised to a Regiment. In 1999 as Norrland Engineer Battalion it became part of I19, but was disbanded in 2005.

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The Norrland Engineer Battalion was presented with a new Colour by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf on 27 August 2001.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

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The Uppland Regiment (S 1), Colour presented by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf on 4 November 1976. S 1 orignated as a Field Signal Company of the Pontoneer Battalion, which in 1902 became independent as the Field Telegraph Corps. In 1937 the Corps became the Signal Regiment from where the other Signal Regiments originated. Following the move in 1957 to Uppsala and the betowing of the traditions of the former I 8 the regimetn became Royal Uppland Signal Regiment (the signal in the title was dropped in 1974). On 1 January 2007 the Regiment become the Command Regiment (Ledningsregementet in Swedish) and is today the only Signal, Electronic Warfare, Meteorologic and Oceanographic Unit in the Swedish Armed Forces.

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Royal Göta Signal Regiment (S 2), Colour presented by HM King Gustaf VI Adolf on 25 August 1962. S 2 originated as a Company from the Signal Regiment which in 1944 was detached to Skövde. On 1 July 1958 the Company become the Signal Battalion in Skövde, which in 1962 moved to Karlsborg as the Royal Göta Signal Corps. The Corps was raised to a Regiment on 1 July 1962. The Regiment was disbanded in 1984 but a Battalion was kept as part of the K 3 Regiment. The Battalion named Göta Signal Battalion was disbanded in 1997.

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The Battalion was presented with a new Colour by the Supreme Commander General Owe Wiktorin at the Stockholm Artillery Yard on 30 april 1996. In the Corners the Star and rays denoting the Signal Troops origins in the Engineer Troops, and the Lightning and Sword insignia of the Signal Troops. In the middle the "Göta" Arms. Green is the Arm of Service colour of the Signal Troops.

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Royal Norrland Signal Regiment ( S 3), Colour was presented by Hm King Gustaf VI Adolf on 28 July 1961. S 3 orignated as Telephone Company formed 1915 in Boden, named in 1937 as the Boden Signal Company. Raised to a Battalion in 1954 first as the Signal Battalion in Boden and from 1957 as the Royal Norrland Signal Battalion. In 1987 the Battalion was made a Regiment. The Regiment was downgraded to a Corps in 1994 and in 2000 it become the Signal Battalion of the I 19 which was disbanded in 2005.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 23 Aug 2008 13:51

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Royal Svea Train Regiment (T 1), the Colour was presented on 1 September 1935 by the Commander of the Eastern Army Division Lieutenant-General Gösta Lillehöök. T 1 originated as the Royal Train Battalion raised on 1 January 1885. In 1891 it became the Royal Svea Train Battalion and in 1904 the Royal Svea Train Corps. In October 1907 moved from Stockholm to Örebro and in 1927 to Linköping which was to be the home of T 1 for the rest of its existence. On 1 July 1949 it was raised to a Regiment which in 1985 was reduced to a Battalion and made part of the I 4 Regiment. Made independent again in 1994 as the Svea Train Corps, which was disbanded in 1998.

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Royal Göta Train Regiment (T 2), the Colour was presented on 1 September 1935 by the commander of the Western Army Division Major-General Lennart Lilliehöök. The Lion is yellow. T 2 originated as the Royal Göta Train Battalion raised in 1891. Moved from Stockholm to Karlsborg in May 1892. In 1904 it become the Royal Göta Train Corps and in September 1905 moved from Karlsborg to Skövde where it still remains. On 1 July 1949 the Corps was raised to a Regiment which since 2000 is the only Train Regiment in the Swedish Army. Since 2007 T 2 is known as the Train Regiment following increased role to also supporting the Navy and the Air Force.

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The new Colour presented to the Train Regiment in September 2007,
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Royal Norrland Train Regiment (T 3), the Colour was presented by the C.in.C. of the Army Lieutenant-General count T. C:son Bonde on 10 September 1961. The Reindeer is white. T 3 originated as the Royal Norrland Train Battalion raised in 1893. moved from Stockholm to Sollefteå in maj 1898. In 1902 it become the Royal Norrland Train Corps, which was raised to a Regiment on 1 July 1949. In 1994 the Regiment was reduced to a Corps which in 2000 was merged into the I 5 as the Norrland Train Battalion which was disbanded in 2005.

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The last Colour of the T 3, presented by the C.-in-C. of the Army Lieutenant-General Åke Sagrén on 21 October 1995 at the Stockholm Artillery Yard.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

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Royal Scanian Train Regiment (T 4), the Colour was presented on 1 September 1935 by the Commander of the Southern Army Division Major-General P. Sylvan. T 4 was formed as the Royal Wendes Train Battalion in 1894, moved from Karlsborg to Landskrona in May 1895 and become the Royal Wendes Train Corps in 1901 and in 1904 the Royal Scanian Train Corps. In October 1907 the Corps moved into newbuilt Barracks in Hässleholm. Raised to a Regiment on 1 July 1949. In 1991 the Regiment merged into the P 2 Regiment as the Scanian Train Battalion which was disbanded in 1994.

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The Norrbotten Army Aviation Battalion (AF 1), the Colour presented by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf on 27 September 1984. AF 1 orignated as the Army Helicopter School raised in Boden 1959, became the Norrbotten Army Aviation Bn in 1980 and in 1998 the Norrland Helicopter Battalion as part of the Armed Forces Helicopter Flottilla and in 2005 the Norrland Helicopter Squadron.

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The Östgöta Army Aviation Battalion (AF 2), the Colour was presented by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf on 27 May 1988. Raised as the Artillery Flying School in 1963 and become the Östgöta Army Aviation Battalion in 1985. Which in 1999become the Östgöta Helicopter Battalion as part of the Armed Forces Helicopter Flottilla.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 26 Aug 2008 18:00

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Colour of the former Norrbotten Defence Area (Fo 63), presented by the Supreme Commander General Owe Wiktorin at the Stockholm artillery Yard on 30 April 1996. Formed in 1942 as the Boden Defence Area and renamed Norrbotten Defence Area in 1997. Disbanded in 2000. The main motive is the red Wall and Gatetower from the arms of the City of Boden. The Reindeer is from the Västerbotten Arms, as Norrbotten doesn't have any historical Arms.

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Colour of the former Norrbotten Border Rangers (Fo 67), presented to the then Kalix Defence Area at Furuvallen in Kalix by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf on 1 September 1989. Fo 67 formed in 1942 as Morjärv Defence Area, which in 1947 became Kalix Defence Area and in 1994 Norrbotten Border Rangers. Disbanded on 1January 1998. The Colour shows the Arms of Fo 67 based on those of the Municipality of Kalix, with a military Sword replacing the canting Chalice in the municipal Arms.


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