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Småland Artillery Regiment
Smålands artilleriregemente
Smålands artilleriregemente vapen.svg
Active 1895–1985
Country  Sweden
Allegiance Swedish Armed Forces
Branch Swedish Army
Type Artillery
Size Regiment
Part of 2nd Army Division (1895–1901)
2nd Army Division (1902–1927)
Eastern Army Division (1928–1936)
I Army Division (1937–1942)
I Military District (1942–1966)
Southern Military District (1966–1985)
Garrison/HQ Jönköping
Patron Saint Barbara
March "Smålands artilleriregementes marsch" (Rune)[note 1]
Anniversaries 4 December[note 2]
Insignia
Branch insignia Truppslagstecken för artilleriet.jpg

The Småland Artillery Regiment (Swedish language: Smålands artilleriregemente ), designation A 6, was a Swedish Army artillery regiment raised in 1895. It was disbanded in 1985. The regiment was based in Jönköping.

Heraldry and traditions[]

Coat of arms[]

The coat of arms of Småland Artillery Regiment (A 6) from 1977 to 1985. Blazon: "Or, the provincial badge of Småland, a double-tailed lion rampant gules, armed and langued azure, in the forepaws a crossbow gules, arrowhead argent, bow and string sable. The shield surmounted two gunbarrels of older pattern in saltire or. The gunbarrels may be sable."[2]

Colours, standards and guidons[]

A standard was presented to the regiment by His Majesty the King Gustaf V on his birthday on 16 June 1938. The hertage of the regiment were passed on by Northern Småland Regiment (I 12) after the disbandment.[3] From 1 July 2000, the traditions of the Småland Artillery Regiment are kept by the Artillery Regiment (A 9).[4]

Commanding officers[]

FCommanding officers from 1895 to 1985.[5]

  • 1895–1898: S G A Geijer
  • 1898–1899: A I R de Laval
  • 1899–1902: Otto Virgin
  • 1902–1902: C V G Grönvall (acting)
  • 1902–1905: A O Staël von Holstein
  • 1905–1908: A O Staël von Holstein
  • 1908–1914: D Hedengren
  • 1914–1915: D Hedengren
  • 1915–1922: Ludvig Hammarskiöld
  • 1922–1927: Bo Tarras-Wahlberg
  • 1928–1931: J C Sylvan
  • 1931–1932: Per Sylvan
  • 1932–1937: S H Thorén
  • 1937–1942: J G H Schmiterlöw
  • 1942–1949: R N A Årmann
  • 1949–1949: Curt Kempff (acting)
  • 1949–1951: Hilding Kring
  • 1951–1957: I Thorson
  • 1957–1957: Nils-Ivar Carlborg (acting)
  • 1957–1964: W Lundqvist
  • 1964–1970: Sten-Olle Tegmo
  • 1970–1973: Claes Carlsten
  • 1973–1976: Gösta Gärdin
  • 1976–1976: Å Hessler (acting)[6]
  • 1976–1980: S Geijer
  • 1980–1982: Fredrik Lilliecreutz
  • 1982–1985: Lars Carlson

Names, designations and locations[]

Name Translation From To
Kungl. Andra Göta artilleriregemente Royal Second Göta Artillery Regiment 1894-10-01 1905-02-01
Kungl. Smålands artilleriregemente Royal Småland Artillery Regiment 1905-02-02 1927-12-31
Kungl. Smålands arméartilleriregemente Royal Småland Army Artillery Regiment 1928-01-01 1942-09-30
Kungl. Smålands artilleriregemente Royal Småland Artillery Regiment 1942-10-01 1974-12-31
Smålands artilleriregemente Småland Artillery Regiment 1975-01-01 1985-06-30
Avvecklingsorganisation Decommissioning Organization 1985-07-01 1985-11-??
Designation From To
№ 6 1894-10-01 1914-09-30
A 6 1914-10-01 1985-06-30
Location From To
Stockholm Garrison 1894-04-25 1895-09-30
Gothenburg 1895-10-01 1898-04-05
Jönköping Garrison 1898-04-06 1985-06-30

See also[]

Footnotes[]

  1. The march was established in 1953 by Army Order 33/1953. It was used by the Swedish Army Artillery Center (Arméns artillericentrum, ArtC) from 1993 to 1997, and by the Artillery Combat School (Artilleriets stridsskola, ArtSS) from 1998 to 2000.[1]
  2. 4 December is saint day of Saint Barbara.

References[]

Notes[]

Print[]

Further reading[]

  • Linderstam, Gunnar (1985) (in sv). Glimtar ur ett regementes liv under 90 år. [Jönköping]: [Smålands artilleriregemente]. ISBN 91-7810-240-5. Template:SELIBR. 
  • Mollstadius, Axel (1947) (in sv). Jönkiöpings Fältartollerie 1691-1699. Skrifter / utgivna av Genealogiska föreningen, 0346-7473 ; 3. [Stockholm]: [Fören.]. Template:SELIBR. 

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