Värmland Regiment

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Värmland Regiment
Värmlands regemente
(I 22, I 2, I 2/Fo 52)
Värmlandsgruppen vapen.svg
Insignia
Active 1812–2000
Country Sweden
Branch Swedish Army
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Motto "Cum Deo et victricibus armis" ("With God and victorious arms")
Colours Yellow and black
March "Pepitamarsch"
Battle honours Fredriksodde (1657), Tåget över Bält (1658), Lund (1677), Landskrona (1678), Narva (1700), Düna (1701), Kliszow (1702), Fraustadt (1706), Malatitze (1708), Gadebusch (1712)

The Värmland Regiment (Swedish: Värmlands regemente), designations I 22, I 2 and I 2/Fo 52, was a Swedish Army infantry regiment that traced its origins back to the 16th century. It was disbanded in 2000. The regiment's soldiers were originally recruited from the province of Värmland, and it was later garrisoned in there.

History[edit]

The regiment has its origins in fänikor (companies) raised in Värmland in the 16th century. These units—along with fänikor from the nearby province of Närke—were organised into Närke-Värmlands regemente, which was split into two new regiments in 1812, one being Värmlands regemente, the other being Närkes regemente. The regiment was given the designation I 22 (22nd Infantry Regiment) in a general order in 1816. The designation was changed to I 2 (2nd Infantry Regiment) in 1939. In 1973, the regiment gained the new designation I 2/Fo 52 as a consequence of a merge with the local defence area Fo 52. Värmlands regemente was garrisoned in Karlstad from 1913 moved to Kristinehamn in 1994 before being disbanded in 2000.

Campaigns[edit]

Organisation[edit]

1812
  • Livkompaniet
  • Kils kompani
  • Jösse kompani
  • Älvdals kompani
  • Grums kompani
  • Nordmarks kompani
  • Näs kompani
  • Gillbergs kompani

Name, designation and garrison[edit]

Name Translation From To
Värmlands regemente Värmland Regiment 8 June 1812 30 June 2000
Designation From To
I 22 1816 30 September 1939
I 2 1 October 1939 30 June 1973
I 2/Fo 52 1 July 1973 30 June 2000
Training ground
or garrison town
From To
Varpnäs mo 1812 30 September 1913
Trossnäs fält 1834 30 September 1913
Karlstad (G) 1 October 1913 1994
Kristinehamn (G) 1994 30 June 2000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Print
  • Braunstein, Christian (2003). Sveriges arméförband under 1900-talet. Stockholm: Statens Försvarshistoriska Museer. ISBN 91-971584-4-5. 
  • Holmberg, Björn (1993). Arméns regementen, skolor och staber: en sammanställning. Arvidsjaur: Svenskt militärhistoriskt bibliotek. ISBN 91-972209-0-6. 
  • Kjellander, Rune (2003). Sveriges regementschefer 1700–2000: chefsbiografier och förbandsöversikter. Stockholm: Probus. ISBN 91-87184-74-5. 
  • Nelsson, Bertil (1993). Från Brunkeberg till Nordanvind: 500 år med svenskt infanteri. Stockholm: Probus. ISBN 91-87184-23-0. 
  • Svensk rikskalender 1908. Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Söner. 1908. 
Online

Coordinates: 59°23′16″N 13°29′24″E / 59.38778°N 13.49000°E / 59.38778; 13.49000