Swedish Military Colours

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 29 Sep 2008 14:21

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Royal Västgöta Regiment (I6), the last Colour of this Regiment of the 1849 Pattern was presented by the then Crown Prince later HM King Karl XV on 17 November 1854. They show the Arms of Västergötland i Black and Yellow. Upon disbandment of the Regiment on 31 December 1927 the Colour was handed to the Hq of the III Division and later to the Army Museum where they are today.


Also from the above mentioned Book a Colour Picture of the I 6 Colour.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 29 Sep 2008 14:31

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Royal Halland Regiment (I16), the most recent Colour was presented in halmstad by the C.-in-C. of the Army Lieutenant-General Åke Sagrén on 7 july 1994. Upon disbandment of I16 on 1 July 2000 the Colour was handed to the Halland Defence Area.


I 16 orignated as the Royal Västgöta-Dal Regiment raised in 1615. On 27 Septemebr 1901 the recruiting area of the Regiment was changed and on 1 January 1902 recieved the name Royal Halland Regiment.

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On 24 June 1858 the Royal Västgöta-Dal Regiment was presented with its last Colour on the Axevalla Heath by the Crown Prince later HM King Carl XV. It was used as Regimental Colour by the Royal Halland Regiment until 1952.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 03 Oct 2008 12:30

Brigades where units intended to be raised in Wartime but in 1994 they where ordered to be organized on a Cadre basis also in peacetime. Some where also presented with Colours and from the Book "Sveriges arméförband under 1900-talet" by Christian Braunstein pictures of these.

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The Småland Brigade (Infantry Brigade (IB) 42 and later IB 12), the Colour based on the Coat of Arms of the Brigade which in turn was based on an older provincial Arms of Småland was presented by the Commander of the Southern Military district Lt.-Gen. Sven-Åke Jansson on 15 March 1997. The Brigade was one of the War units to be raised by I 12 and was made independent on 1 July 1997 and disbanded on 30 june 2000.

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The Älvsborg Brigade (IB 45 and later IB 15), the Colour based on those of the parent Regiment I 15 with the addition of the Lion from the Arms of Västergötland was presented by the Supreme Commander Gen. Owe Wiktorin in 1995. The Brigade originated in the War Regiment Västgöta Regiment I 45 (K) raised by I 15 in 1941 which in 1951 was reorganized in to the Älvsborg Brigade. On 31 December 1997 the Brigade was disbanded and the Colour was transferred to the Army Museum.

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The Lappland Brigade (IB 50, Norrland Brigade (NB) 50 and NB 20), the Colour based on the I 20 Colour was presented by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Stockholm Royal Palace on 10 November 1995. The Brigade originated as the War Regiment the Lappland Regiment i 50(K) raised by i 20 in 1941. In 1951 the Regiment was reorganized into the Lappland Brigade which became independent on 1 July 1994 and disbanded on 30 September 1997. Upon disbandment the Brigade Colour was transferred to I 19 which was to kep the traditions of the Brigade.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 03 Oct 2008 12:48

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The Ångermanland Brigade (IB 51, NB 51 and NB 21), the Colour based on the provincial Arms of Ångermanland with the shield of the provincial Arms of Medelpad in the Canton was presented by the Acting Commander of the Army Maj.-Gen. Lars G. Persson on 24 July 1996. The Brigade originated as the War Regiment the Ångemanland Regiment I 51(K) raised in 1941 by I 21. In 1951 the Regiment was reorganized into the Ångermanland Brigade which was made independent on 1 July 1994 and disbanded on 30 June 2000.

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The Skaraborg Brigade (9th Armoured Brigade, PB 9 and Mech Bde 9), the Colour based on the P 4 Colour with addition of the Insignia of the Armoured Troops was presented by HM king Carl XVI Gustaf on 22 September 1995. The Brigade originated in 1937 when the Field Unit the Skaraborg Regiment I 9(K) was organized. In 1943 the Regiment was reorganized as the 9th Armoured Brigade which in 1950 became the Skaraborg Brigade. On 1 July 1994 the Brigade was made independent and upon the disbandment of the Mother Regiment on 31 December 1997 the Brigade was granted the double title the Skaraborg Regiment and the Skaraborg Brigade. On 1 July 2000 the Brigade was reorganized as the training unit the Skaraborg Regiment (P 4). The Brigade Colour then become the Colour of the new Regiment.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Kyle2008 » 04 Oct 2008 09:48

The flag of Sweden is blue with a yellow Scandinavian cross that extends to the edges of the flag. The design and colors of the Swedish flag are believed to have been inspired by the present Coat of arms of Sweden of 1442, which is blue divided quarterly by a cross patties of gold, and modeled on the Danish flag.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 05 Oct 2008 19:09

For more on the Flag of Sweden, take a look here http://flagsforum.skalman.nu/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=170

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 31 Oct 2008 15:54

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Royal Skaraborg Air Force Wing (F 7), the Colour was presented at the F 7 base at Såtenäs in 1943 by HRH Prince Gustaf Adolf. The Badge is based on the Västergöland Lion without the stars as the County of Skaraborg had used the Arms of the Province of Västergötland. On the F 7 Colour the Stars was removed to create a difference from the F 6 Colour. The F 7 Wing was raised 1 July 1940.

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The new Colour of the F 7 Wing, to which has been added the Göte Lion from the colour of the former F 9 Wing. Denoting the fact that F 7 is the Keeper of the traditions of this Wing.

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Picture from http://www.sfhm.se/

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 29 Oct 2009 23:09

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Colour of the Command Regiment presented by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf in Enköping on 4 June 2009. The Lightnings denotes the Signal Heritage of the Regiment and the Sword in the Canton that the Regiment is a Joint Defence Forces Unit. Picture from http://www.mil.se/sv/Nyheter/Nyhetsa...onungens-hand/

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 10 Nov 2009 13:05

From the Digital Collections of the Swedish Army Museum:

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The Central Maintenance Regiment, in the middle the Regimental Arms surrounded by Flammes denoting connection with the Support Troops. The Regiment was raised 1 July 1994 and disbanded on 31 December 2001, when the Maintenance Regiments was merged into the Defence Forces Logistics.

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The Southern Maintenance Regiment, this Regiment had the same lifespan as the Central Maintenace Regiment.

Both this Colours are today kept at the Army Museum.

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Re: Swedish Military Colours

Postby Axial » 05 Mar 2010 17:20

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Royal Dalarna Regiment (I13), the present Colour was presented in Falun by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf on 28 August 1997. Upon disbandment of I13 on 1 July 2000 the colour was handed to the Dalregiment Defence Area.
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Just a minor correction; the year of presentation should be 1998 :)

I also enclose a scanned image of the preceding Colours of the regiment compared to the 1998 Colour.
The m/50 was presented to the Regiment on September 14th, 1953 by His late Majesty King Gustav VI Adolf.
(From the book Dalregementet 1950-2000 En minnesbok, ISBN 91-631-3287-7, page 157)

EDIT: I just realized that my scan was somewhat less than perfect. :oops:
The Colour to the far left in the picture is "Battalion Colour of the 2nd Battalion, m/1849"
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