Kronoberg Regiment

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Kronoberg Regiment
Kronobergs regemente
(I 11, I 11/Fo 16)
Kronobergsgruppen vapen.svg
Active 1623–1997
Country Sweden
Branch Swedish Army
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Motto(s) None
Colours Red and yellow
March "Admiral Stosch" (ca 1880–1997)
Battle honours Breitenfeld (1631), Lützen (1632), Wittstock (1636), Landskrona (1677), Kliszow (1702), Warszawa (1705), Fraustadt (1706), Holovczyn (1708), Helsingborg (1710), Valkeala (1790)

The Kronoberg Regiment (Swedish: Kronobergs regemente), designations I 11 and I 11/Fo 16, was a Swedish Army infantry regiment that traced its origins back to the 16th century. It was disbanded in 1997. The regiment's soldiers were originally recruited from Kronoberg County, and it was later garrisoned there.

History[edit]

The regiment has its origins in fänikor (companies) raised in Kronoberg County in the 16th century. In 1616, these units—along with fänikor from the nearby Kalmar County—were organised by Gustav II Adolf into Smålands storregemente, of which twelve of the total 24 companies were recruited in Kronoberg County. Smålands storregemente consisted of three field regiments, of which Kronobergs regemente was one. Sometime around 1623, the grand regiment was permanently split into three smaller regiments, of which Kronobergs regemente was one.

Kronobergs regemente was one of the original 20 Swedish infantry regiments mentioned in the Swedish constitution of 1634, although it was mentioned as one of two regiments that should merge to form Smålands regemente, but that regiment was never formed and instead Kronobergs regemente and Jönköpings regemente were kept separate. The regiment's first commander was Patrick Ruthwen. The regiment was allotted in 1684. The regiment was given the designation I 11 (11th Infantry Regiment) in a general order in 1816.

Kronobergs regemente was garrisoned in Växjö from 1920. In 1974, the regiment gained the new designation I 11/Fo 16 as a consequence of a merge with the local defence area Fo 16. The regiment was disbanded in 1997.

Campaigns[edit]

Organisation[edit]

Name, designation and garrison[edit]

Name Translation From To
Kronobergs regemente Kronoberg Regiment 1623 30 June 1997
Designation From To
I 11 1816 30 June 1974
I 11/Fo 16 1 July 1974 30 June 1997
Training ground
or garrison town
From To
Växjö 1778
Kronobergshed 1778 1920
Gävle (G) 1920 30 June 1997

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Participated as the various fänikor that later formed the regiment.