Norrbotten Regiment

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Norrbotten Regiment
Norrbottens regemente
Norrbottens regemente vapen.svg
Active 1841–present
Country  Sweden
Branch Swedish Army
Type Armoured, arctic light infantry
Role Recruit training
Size Regiment
Garrison/HQ Boden, Sweden
Motto(s) "De hava aldrig wikit eller för egen del tappat" ("Never have they yielded, nor given ground")
Colours Blue and white
March "Norrbottens fältjägare" (1890s–1916)
"Finska rytteriets marsch" (1916–)
Battle honours Landskrona (1677), Düna (1701), Kliszow (1702), Fraustadt (1706), Malatitze (1708), Strömstad (1717)

The Norrbotten Regiment (Swedish: Norrbottens regemente), designation I 19, is a Swedish Army arctic armoured, light infantry and ranger regiment that traces its origins back to the 19th century. The regiment's soldiers were originally recruited from the province of Norrbotten, and it is currently garrisoned in Boden, Norrbotten. The regiment has the responsibility for training two armoured and one ranger battalion as well as number of Arctic light infantry battalions from the home guard as well as running the army's winter unit.

As of 2016, the Norrbotten Regiment employs 475 professional officers, 415 full-time soldiers, 529 part-time soldiers, 112 civilians and 661 reserve officers.[1]

History[edit]

The regiment was created in 1841 when Västerbotten Field Jäger Regiment was split into two corps units of battalion size, one of them being Norrbotten Field Jäger Corps. The unit was upgraded to regimental size and renamed to Norrbottens regemente in 1892. The regiment had its training grounds at various places in Norrbotten, but was eventually garrisoned in Boden in 1907. A skiing battalion was created in 1910, and in 1943 this ski battalion was split off from the regiment to later becoming The Army Ranger School and in 1975 as Lapland Rifle Regiment.

The regiment merged with Norrbotten Armoured Battalion (P 5) in 1975 to form Norrbotten Regiment with Norrbotten Armoured Battalion, and the unit gained the designation I 19/P 5. For a short time in the 1990s, the unit was then merged with the wartime-organised Norrbotten Brigade, designation MekB 19. In 2000, the unit was reorganised once again, and was redesignated back to its old designation I 19 despite being an armoured regiment, the name was also changed back to Norrbotten Regiment.

Organisation[edit]

Commanders[edit]

Regimental commanders active from 1900.[2] For regimental commanders active from 1994 to 2000, see Norrbotten Regiment and Norrbotten Brigade

  • 1899-1904: Axel Otto Fredrik von Arbin
  • 1904-1907: Lars Tingsten
  • 1907-1908: Constantin Fallenius
  • 1908-1911: Carl Greger Leijonhufvud
  • 1911-1916: Conrad August Falkenberg
  • 1916-1921: Gabriel Hedenberg
  • 1921-1924: Erik Nordenskjöld
  • 1924-1927: Erik Grafström
  • 1928-1934: Ivar Holmquist
  • 1934-1937: Gustaf Adolf Miles Mauritz Hahr
  • 1937-1942: Sven Ramström
  • 1942-1946: Nils Axel Hjalmar Björk
  • 1946-1947: Nils Swedlund
  • 1947-1951: Lars Petrus Lande
  • 1951-1958: Arne G:son Hallström
  • 1958-1961: Karl Gustaf Brandberg
  • 1961-1963: Olof Rudqvist
  • 1963-1965: Seth Kristian Andrae
  • 1965-1966: Karl Eric Holm
  • 1966-1971: Bror Bertil Matteus Jansson
  • 1971-1973: Ingemar Grunditz
  • 1973-1984: Jan Wickbom
  • 1984-1986: Sven-Åke Jansson
  • 1986-1988: Bo Pellnäs
  • 1988-1993: Göran Honkamaa
  • 1994-2000: See Norrbotten Regiment and Norrbotten Brigade
  • 2000-2003: Per Lodin
  • 2003-2004: Ola Hansson
  • 2004-2006: Frank Westman
  • 2006-2010: Jan Mörtberg
  • 2010-2014: Olof Granander
  • 2014-present: Mikael Frisell

Name, designation and garrison[edit]

Namn Translation From To
Norrbottens fältjägarkår Norrbotten Field Jäger Corps 1841 11 December 1892
Norrbottens regemente Norrbotten Regiment 12 December 1892 30 June 1975
Norrbottens regemente med Norrbottens pansarbataljon Norrbotten Regiment with Norrbotten Armoured Battalion 1 July 1975 30 June 1994
Norrbottens regemente och Norrbottensbrigaden Norrbotten Regiment and Norrbotten Brigade 1 July 1994 30 June 2000
Norrbottens regemente Norrbotten Regiment 1 July 2000
Designation From To
I 19 1841 30 June 1975
I 19/P 5 1 July 1975 30 June 1994
MekB 19 1 July 1994 30 June 2000
I 19 1 July 2000
Training ground
or garrison town
From To
Pitholms hed 1841 30 September 1907
Näsby hed 1841 30 September 1907
Notvikens lägerplats 2 May 1883 30 September 1907
Boden (G) 1 October 1907

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Om Norrbottens Regemente" (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Kjellander, Rune (2003). Sveriges regementschefer 1700-2000: chefsbiografier och förbandsöversikter (in Swedish). Stockholm: Probus. pp. 290–291. ISBN 91-87184-74-5. 
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

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Coordinates: 65°49′11″N 21°39′31″E / 65.8198°N 21.6587°E / 65.8198; 21.6587