Swedish Amphibious Corps

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Amphibious Corps
Amfibiekåren (AMF)
Amfibiekåren vapen.svg
Coat of arms of the Amphibious Corps.
Founded 1 July 2000; 16 years ago (2000-07-01)
Country  Sweden
Branch Marinen vapen bra.svg Swedish Navy
Type Marines
Role Amphibious warfare
Motto(s)
  • 1.Amfibiebataljonen: Facile Princips (Simple Principles)
  • 2.Amfibiebataljonen: Ubique Vigilans (Active everywhere)
  • 3.Amfibiebataljonen: Fortis, Robur et Velox (Courage, Strength and Speed)
  • 4.Amfibiebataljonen: Victoria (Victory)
  • 5.Amfibiebataljonen: Västkustens Styrka och Stolthet (Strength and Pride of the West Coast)
  • 6.Amfibiebataljonen: Primus Sub Stella Polaris (Foremost under the North Star)
March "För kustartilleriet" by Dohlin[1]
Engagements War in Afghanistan
EUFOR Tchad/RCA
EUNAVFOR

The Amphibious Corps (Swedish: Amfibiekåren) is the coastal defence arm of the Swedish Navy. Until 2000 it was known as Coastal Artillery (Swedish: Kustartilleriet), but the name was changed to reflect its different role in a post-Cold War world, where its amphibious special operations arm, the Coastal Rangers, has grown in significance while its coastal batteries have been decommissioned.

Organization[edit]

The Amphibious Regiment is the main combat unit of the Amphibious Corps. With its anti-ship missiles, controllable mines and Coastal Rangers, as well as marine infantry units, it can exercise control in littoral areas.

The core component of the Amphibious Corps is the 1st Marine Regiment, primarily based at Berga naval base near Stockholm.

1st Marine Regiment (Amf 1)

In addition to that VBSS troop, the company also has anti-submarine warfare capable units based in Gothenburg.

  • 132nd Marine Security Company

Also based in Gothenburg, is the Marine component of the 13th Security Battalion.

In addition, the 1st Marine Regiment is also responsible for training three Home Guard battalions, one of whom is based on Gotland. These are the:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandberg, Bo (2007). Försvarets marscher och signaler förr och nu: marscher antagna av svenska militära förband, skolor och staber samt igenkännings-, tjänstgörings- och exercissignaler (in Swedish) (New ed.). Stockholm: Militärmusiksamfundet med Svenskt marscharkiv. p. 198. ISBN 978-91-631-8699-8. 

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