List of Swedish regiments

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This is a list of Swedish regiments and other military units (divisions, brigades, battalions, companies) that have existed since the 16th century. Most formations have changed names several times during their existence. Listed here are commonly used names.

Regiments were the highest organized organic units in the Swedish Army from the time of Gustavus Adolphus on to the Second World War. In 1949, the Swedish Army was reorganised, with the regiments being used as training units for conscripts during peacetime. The new main fighting unit was the brigade, only organised in wartime (with a few exceptions). The division (fördelning) is not a static organization, but can have brigades assigned and removed when needed, similar to other countries' corps formations.

For a short background of the Swedish conscription system historically used, see the article on the Swedish allotment system.

Grand regiments[edit]

Storregementen or landsregementen (regiments of the land), these regiments were organized by Gustavus Adolphus in the end of the 1610s from the smaller units fänika and fana raised in the various parts of Sweden during the time of Gustav Vasa:

Infantry and cavalry regiments[edit]

The original provincial regiments (landskapsregementen) were raised by splitting the old grand regiments, forming 20 infantry (actually 21 as Smålands regemente was split into Kronobergs and Jönköpings regemente) and eight cavalry regiments as written in the Swedish constitution of 1634. As time went on, new regiments were raised by conscription, created by splitting old regiments or enlisting soldiers from various dominions of Sweden. There were also times when temporary regiments were raised; these regiments were called männingsregementen.

Infantry[edit]

Cavalry[edit]

The original five Swedish provincial cavalry regiments:

The original three Finnish provincial cavalry regiments:

Later raised Swedish cavalry regiments:

Later raised Finnish cavalry regiments:

Later raised German cavalry regiments:

Later raised Baltic cavalry regiments:

Other later raised cavalry regiments:

Later raised Swedish temporary cavalry regiments:

Later raised Finnish temporary cavalry regiments:

Later raised Baltic temporary cavalry regiments:

Artillery and other regiments[edit]

Artillery[edit]

Armour[edit]

Anti-aircraft[edit]

Coastal artillery[edit]

Engineer[edit]

Signal[edit]

Logistic[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Print

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