Utti Jaeger Regiment

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Utin Jääkärirykmentti
UtJR flag.gif
Colours of the Utti Jaeger Regiment
Active 1 July 1943 –30 November 1944: Erillinen Pataljoona 4 (Separate Battallion 4)
1 February 1962–1 January 1997: Laskuvarjojääkärikoulu (Parachute Jaeger School)
1 January 1997 – : Utin Jääkärirykmentti[1][2][3]
Country Finland
Branch Finnish Army seal Finnish Army
Role Special Forces
Army aviation
Military Police
Size 300 career personnel, 200 conscripts
Part of Directly under Finnish Army Headquarters
Garrison Utti, Kouvola
Equipment Rk 95 Tp, MP-5, Sako TRG 42
Insignia
Unit insignia UTJR joukko-osastotunnus.gif
Cross of merit of the unit Insignia Finland Utti Jaeger Regiment.svg
Aircraft flown
Trainer Hughes MD-500 (6)
Transport NHI NH90 (20)
Para Jäger Company
Active Reservist unit
Training: Early 1960s - present
Country  Finland
Branch Finnish Army seal Finnish Army
Type Special Operations Airborne Infantry
Role Air Assault
Long-range reconnaissance
Size Wartime size unknown
Approximately 100 soldiers trained each year
Part of Special Jäger Battalion
Garrison/HQ Utti Jaeger Regiment, Utti, Finland
Nickname Rättisorsat
Anniversaries 10 May.
Insignia
Headdress Maroon beret with Para Jäger pin
Uniform Para Jäger branch patch
Para Jäger chest pin

The Utti Jaeger Regiment (Finnish: Utin Jääkärirykmentti, UtJR) is the Finnish Army training and development centre for special forces and helicopter operations. It consists of about 500 personnel of which about 200 are conscripts.

Organisation[edit]

  • Helicopter Battalion (NH90, Hughes MD500), responsible for all helicopter operations of the FDF
  • Airborne Jaeger Battalion
  • Special Jaeger Battalion
  • Support Company

Special forces[edit]

The Special Jaeger Battalion trains special forces for the Finnish Army.[4] Conscripts are trained in both long range recon, Sissi, MOUT and Air Assault operations. The Battalion includes an Airborne Jaeger Company for the training of conscripts, a Special Jaeger Company consisting of enlisted personnel who have a reserve officer or NCO training, and formerly also a Military Police School, responsible for the training of career military police personnel of the Finnish Defence Forces.

The Finnish special forces trace their history to the four long-range patrol units (Kaukopartio-osastot) of the 4th Detached Battalion (Erillinen Pataljoona 4) which fought in the Continuation War.

The colours of the regiment are blazoned Vert, a griffin rampant Argent; in dexter chief a sun-wheel shaped fylfot Argent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ UTIN JÄÄKÄRIRYKMENTIN PERINTEET. Finnish Defence Forces. (Finnish) Retrieved 2009-4-29
  2. ^ Utin perinnetilat/LJK ja UtJR. Kymenlaakson ilmakilta. (Finnish). Retrieved 2009-4-29.
  3. ^ Utin perinnetilat/ErP4. Kymenlaakson ilmakilta. (Finnish) Retrieved 2009-4-29.
  4. ^ http://www.mil.fi/maavoimat/joukot/utjr/englishsummary.dsp UtJR English Summary