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Given that the Armed Forces have so few BAMSE (RBS 23) batteries due to government penny-pinching, I doubt that we'll see any deployed on the island in the short term even though they're badly needed. However, in case I'm wrong, I'll leave this old but still useful link relating to the BAMSE here just so we'll have a reasonable technical reference handy: Ceannlann gorm (talk) 22:25, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

A bit of an update on the military side[edit]

Good evening, or I should say night, W.carter. A news report I just came across claims there are plans at an advanced stage for a support helicopter squadron (Hkp 16/UH-60M?) and a Gripen 'fast response squadron' to be deployed to the island to shore up the defenses. I'm a bit skeptical though, given that the Swedish Air Force doesn't presently have the resources to deploy even a short squadron on a semi-permanent basis to Visby Airport, and as for the helicopters, well the Helikopterflottiljen is an unmitigated disaster to put it mildly. I'd say right at this moment the Army and Navy are banging down the doors demanding 'their' helicopters back. Just from the political angle alone, the Flygvapnet is on a very thin branch indeed at the moment.

I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being thrown under the bus by the politicians in the very near future as they try desperately to divert away attention from their own failures & dubious behavior. Anyway, I've added a quick update to the Military section. See you around tomorrow! Ceannlann gorm (talk) 00:03, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Ragnar's village[edit]

Moved's comment from article to talk page. "This is wrong. Ragnar's village is in Jutland, ie Denmark, not Gotland." - w.carter-Talk 16:17, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

The History Channel has no clue where Ragnar came from, so they made it up. The clue is in the words "Norse legend".  Philg88 talk 07:08, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Right, we're talking about show Ragnar, not real Ragnar who might not have even existed. Someone posted in the page for Gotland that it is revealed that Ragnar's village in the show is in Gotland. That's wrong. It's Kattegat, which is a sound in between Denmark and Sweden, but in the show it's referred to as being where his village is. Gotland is an island on the opposite side of Sweden from Kattegat which means that it geographically isn't possible that it's where Ragnar's village is. His village in the show is in Denmark. I'm rewatching season 2 right now (which is the season that the person claimed they revealed Ragnar's village's location) and it is very obvious that it isn't Gotland. (spoilers) Jarl Borg travels from Gotland to Kattegat to raid Ragnar's village while he is raiding England. Whoever made that edit was getting mixed up between Jutland and Gotland. The closest I have to a reference is just from the Vikings wiki — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mcdrew88 (talkcontribs) 23:05, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Since the text was unsourced and not verifiable it is now removed. w.carter-Talk 06:23, 25 June 2015 (UTC)


Does this article really need the following categories: Swedish Army, Military of Sweden, Coastal fortifications, Sweden in World War II, Cold War? /Saftgurka (talk) 14:12, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

@Saftgurka: I think they were added before the creation of the article Military on Gotland when more contents of that article was just a section here. They have just been left behind and I think it's safe to remove them. w.carter-Talk 14:23, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
I thought so, then I'll delete them. Thanks. /Saftgurka (talk) 14:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Unofficial flag of Gotland[edit]

Suggest adding a discussion of this in the text. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:47, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

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