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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 21 Sep 2008 18:32

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Royal Hälsinge Air Force Wing (F 15), the Colour was presented at the F 15 base in Söderhamn by the C.-in-C. of the Air Force Lieutenant General Bengt Nordenskiöld. The Buck is from the provincial Arms of Hälsingland. F 15 was raised 1943 and became operative on 1 July 1945 and disbanded in 1998.

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Royal Uppland Air Force Wing (F 16), the first Colour was presented at the F 8 in Barkarby by HM King Gustaf V on 17 September 1944. As the Orb from the Uppland Arms was at the time used on the Colour of F 2 and "Vase" from the Royal Arms was instead used on the Colour of F 16. The Wing was raised on 1 July 1943 and disbanded on 31 December 2003.

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On 30 April 1996 a new Colour was presented at the Stockholm Artillery Yard by the Supreme Commander General Owe Wiktorin. Now the Orb from the Uppland Arms was placed on the Colour as F 2 was no more. The Sevenpointed star denotes that F 16 upheld the traditions from seven disbanded Wings (F 1, F 2, F 3, F 8, F 11, F 13 and F 18).

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 21 Sep 2008 18:48

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Royal Blekinge Air Force Wing (F 17), the first Colour was presented at the F 8 base Barkarby by HM King Gustaf V on 17 September 1944. The Oak with three Crowns is from the provincial Arms of Blekinge. F 17 was raised 1 July 1944 and is still operative.

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On 15 April 2004 HM King Carl XVI Gustaf presented a new Colour to F 17 at it's base Kallinge. To the Blekinge Oak has been added symbols of the disbanded Wing s whose traditions are kept by F 17. The Griffin's head for F 10, the Tower for F 12 and the Eagle for F 5.

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Royal Södertörn Air Force Wing (F 18), the Colour was presented in 1948 and is today kept at the Army Museum. . Södertörn is an area south of Stockholm divided into the Provinces of Uppland and Södermanland, hence the Griffin of the later holding the Orb of the former. Today the Colour is kept at the Army Museum. F 18 was ordered raised in 1944 but obtained operational status only on 1 July 1946. In 1974 flying operations ceased (a Squadron from F 16 was however based at the former F 18 Airfield until 1985) and F 18 was converted into the Ground Training Unit The Air Force Södertörn Schools. This later Unit was disbanded on 1 July 1986.

The F 19 Wing was the Swedish Volunteer Air Unit sent to support Finland during the Soviet-Finnish Winter War 1939-1940. As a temporary unit it never recived a Colour.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 22 Sep 2008 14:20

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The Air Force Uppsala Schools (F 20), the first Colour was presented at F 8 Barkarby by HM King Gustaf V on 17 September 1944. F 20 was raised as the Royal Air Cadet School on 18 april 1944, becoming in 1966 the Royal Air Force War School and in 1982 the Air Force War College. In 1985 F 20 recieved it last name, it was disbanded on 31 December 2004 and replaced by the newly formed Air Combat School.

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A Colour of this pattern with the Arms of F 20 instead of the Wreath and Crowns was presented on 9 april 1974. It was replaced on 2 September 1994 by a new one of the same pattern. The 1994 colour was presented by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf.

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Royal Norrbotten Air Force Wing (F 21), the Colour bearing the Crossed Keys from the Arms of the Garrison Town Luleå was presented at the same time as the first F 20 Colour. F 21 was raised on 1 March 1941 as the Royal Norrbotten Air Base Group and raised to Wing Status only on 1 July 1963, having gained it's first own Squadron in 1949.

F 21 was the last permanent Air Force Wing formed, but for duties with the UN in the Congo during the 1960ies F 22 was temporarily raised. F 22 was not presented with a Colour due to it's temporary status.

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Closing the Air Force Colours with the Colour of the Air Force Central Schools. The Schools was raised 1942 in Västerås, from 1959 the Schools began transferring to F 14 and with the transfer completed AFCS was disbanded in 1961. The Colour was also transferred to F 14 upon disbandment.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 23 Sep 2008 15:08

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Colour of the Home Guard, presented by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf in 1995.

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Colour of the Home Guard Battle School, presented on 27 May 1993 by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf in Vällinge on the 50th Anniversary of the School.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Marcus Wendel » 25 Sep 2008 11:49

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Royal Scanian Air Force Wing (F 10), the Colour with the Scanian Griffin's Head was presented at the F 8 Base at Barkarby by HM King Gustaf V on 17 September 1944. F 10 was raised in 1940 and disbanded 31 December 2002.


Two photos from the book published for the 50 year anniversary: "Skånska Flygflottiljen 50 år 1940-1990".

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 25 Sep 2008 22:10

Nice pictures :)

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 25 Sep 2008 22:19

Tyskaorden2 wrote:[...]

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Royal Northern Scanian Regiment (P6), old pattern Colour presented in 1866. Originaly an Infantry Regiment (I24 and then I6) it became an Armoured Regiment on 1 April 1963. The Regiment was disbanded in 1994.

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The Regiment was presented with its last Colour by the then Crownprince Carl Gustaf on 11 septemer 1971. Picture from the Book "Sveriges arméförband under 1900-talet" by Christian Braunstein, Statens försvarshistoriska museum 2003.

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To different it from the P7 colour the Plumeted Crest from the Arms of the City of Malmö was used.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 25 Sep 2008 22:24

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Colour of the former Royal Kalmar Regiment (I 21), presented in 1866. The field is red with yellow tongues and yellow roundel with red Lion.

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From the above mentioned Book a Colour Picture of the Colour.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 29 Sep 2008 14:09

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Colour of the Former Royal Jönköping Regiment (I12), presented by HM King Oscar I in 1854. The stripes is alternate red and yellow with the Tower from the City Arms in the middle.

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Royal Vaxholm Grenadier Regiment (I26), raised in 1902 by amalgamating the No 26 Royal Värmland Ranger Corps and No 28 Royal Halland Battalion. In 1928 it was amalgamated into the Göta Life Guards as its 1st Battalion in Vaxholm. The Regiment used the Colour of the former Royal Värmland Ranger Corps : blue field with yellow cross on which is the Värmland Arms (in the then colours used at the time a black Eagle on a yellow shield). This Colour along with those of the Royal Halland Battalion (of which I have no information) are today in the custody of the Army Museum.


Continuing with some more Colour Pictures from the Book "Sveriges arméförband under 1900-talet":

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 29 Sep 2008 14:17

From the above mentioned Book I have gained information on the Colour of the Royal Halland Battalion, it was based on the Provincial Arms of Halland and presented on 24 April 1862.

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