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Eastern Army Division
Östra arméfördelningen
Östra arméfördelningen vapen.svg
Active 1941–2000
Country Sweden
Allegiance Swedish Armed Forces
Branch Swedish Army
Type Infantry
Size Army Division
Part of IV Military Area (1941–1966)
Eastern Military Area (1966–1991)
Middle Military Area (1991–1997)
Garrison/HQ Strängnäs
Motto(s) Semper primum ("Always first")
March "Ryska grenadjärerregementets Konungen av Preussen marsch" (Schubert)[note 1]
Insignia
Command flag AM.019690.jpg

The Eastern Army Division (Swedish language: Östra arméfördelningen , 4. förd), was a division of the Swedish Army that operated in various forms from 1941 to 2000. Its staff was located in Strängnäs Garrison in Strängnäs.[2][3] The unit was disbanded as a result of the disarmament policies set forward in the Defence Act of 2000.

Commanding officers[edit | edit source]

  • 1941–1968: ?
  • 1968–1970: Colonel Nils Östlund
  • 1970–1976: Colonel 1st Class Sten Ljungqvist
  • 1976–1979: Colonel 1st Class Bengt Selander
  • 1979–1990: Colonel 1st Class Åke Lundin
  • 1990–1994: Colonel 1st Class Nils Rosenqvist
  • 1994–1999: Colonel 1st Class Ulf Henricsson
  • 1999–2000: Colonel 1st Class Roland Ekenberg

Names, designations and locations[edit | edit source]

Name Translation From To
IV. fördelningen III Division 1941-08-01 1966-09-30
4. arméfördelningen 4th Army Division 1966-10-01 1994-06-30
Östra arméfördelningen Eastern Army Division 1994-07-01 2000-06-30
Designation From To
IV. förd 1941-08-01 1966-09-30
4. förd 1966-10-01 2000-06-30
Location From To
Stockholm Garrison 1941-08-01 1963-06-13
Skövde Garrison 1963-06-14 2000-06-30

See also[edit | edit source]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. The march was inherited from the Göta Life Guards, and was etablished on 13 June 1996 by TFG 960005.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Print[edit | edit source]

  • Braunstein, Christian (2003) (in Swedish). Sveriges arméförband under 1900-talet. Skrift / Statens försvarshistoriska museer, 1101-7023 ; 5. Stockholm: Statens försvarshistoriska museer. ISBN 91-971584-4-5. 8902928. 
  • Sandberg, Bo (2007) (in Swedish). Försvarets marscher och signaler förr och nu: marscher antagna av svenska militära förband, skolor och staber samt igenkännings-, tjänstgörings- och exercissignaler (New ed.). Stockholm: Militärmusiksamfundet med Svenskt marscharkiv. ISBN 978-91-631-8699-8. 10413065. 

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