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Finnish Artillery Regiment
Finska artilleriregementet
Active 1794–1811
Country  Sweden
Branch Swedish Army
Type Artillery
Size Regiment

The Finnish Artillery Regiment (Swedish language: Finska artilleriregementet , Finnish language: Suomen tykistörykmentti ), designated A 4, was an artillery regiment of the Swedish Army, that traced its origins back to the 17th century. It was disbanded in 1811. The regiment's soldiers were recruited from Finland, and it was also garrisoned there.

History

The regiment has its origins in Artilleriregementet raised in 1636. That regiment was split into four new regiments in 1794 of which Finska artilleriregementet was one. It was mainly garrisoned in Helsinki. Part of the regiment was transferred to Sweden and was garrisoned in Gävle as F d finska artilleriregementet after the Finnish War in 1809. The regiment was then disbanded two years later in 1811 when two companies were incorporated into Svea artilleriregemente and three companies were incorporated into Wendes artilleriregemente.

The present-day Artillery Brigade of the Finnish Defence Forces considers itself a successor unit of the Finska artilleriregementet.

Campaigns

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Organisation

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Name, designation and garrison

Name Translation From To
Finska artilleriregementet Finnish Artillery Regiment 1794-06-23 1809
F d finska artilleriregementet Former Finnish Artillery Regiment 1809 1811
Designation From To
No designation
Training ground
or garrison town
From To
Helsinki (G) 1794-06-23 1809
Gävle (G) 1809 1811

See also

References

Print
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