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Jämtland Ranger Regiment
Jämtlands fältjägarregemente vapen
Country Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Branch Swedish Army
Allegiance Swedish Armed Forces
Service history
Active 1670–1983, 1990–1997, 2000–2005
Size Regiment
Part of 6th Military District (1833–1847)
5th Military District (1847–1888)
6th Military District (1889–1893)
6th Army Division (1893–1901)
VI. Army Division (1902–1927)
Northern Army Division (1928–1936)
II. Army Division (1937–1942)
II. Military Area (1942–1966)
Lower Norrland Military Area (1966–1993)
Östersund Army Garrison (1983–1990)
Lower Norrland Military Area (1990–1993)
Northern Military Area (1993–1997)
OPIL (2000–2004)
Nickname Fältjägarna
Motto "För Sveriges ära, för Sveriges makt, över berg, över dal, skallar Jämtlands jakt"
("For Sweden's honour, for Sweden's might, over mountain, over valley, the Jämtian rangers resound")
Colors Blue
Commanders
Insignia

The Jämtland Ranger Regiment[1] (Swedish language:Jämtlands fältjägarregemente ), also I 5 or I 23, was a Swedish Army infantry regiment that operated in various forms the years 1670–1983, 1990–1997 and 2000–2005. The regiment was located in Östersund Garrison in Östersund.[2][3][4][5]

HistoryEdit

The regiment had its origin in Ångermanlands, Medelpads och Jämtlands regemente raised in 1646 in the newly conquered province Jämtland, although the men were mostly recruited in the old Swedish provinces of Ångermanland and Medelpad. The regiment was also called Thomas Gärffelts regemente after its first commander.

The regiment was disbanded in 1661 as the recruitment provinces were transferred to the navy. But some companies of the regiment did exist until 1670, when they were incorporated in the newly raised Jämtlands regemente till fot (or Anders Plantings regemente). From 1689 on, the regiment was named Jämtlands dragonregemente, but had only one company of cavalry troops. This company was later organized into Norrland Dragoon Regiment.

The regiment was renamed Jämtlands infanteriregemente in 1770 before gaining the present name in 1820. The regiment also had the name Jämtlands fältjägarkår a short period between 1853 and 1892. Jämtlands fältjägarregemente was garrisoned in Östersund and was given the designation I 23 (23rd Infantry Regiment) after a general order in 1816. This was changed to I 5 in 1927. For a short time in the 1990s, the regiment was merged with the mobilization unit Fältjägarbrigaden before being reorganized in 2000 back to a separate existence as Jämtlands fältjägarregemente. The regiment ceased training conscripts in 2004, and was completely disbanded by August 2006.

CampaignsEdit

OrganizationEdit

1689(?)

  • Livkompaniet
  • Överstelöjtnantens kompani
  • Majorens kompani
  • Brunflo kompani
  • Hallens kompani
  • Revsunds kompani
  • Ovikens kompani
  • Bergs kompani

1853

  • Livkompaniet
  • Bergs kompani
  • Revsunds kompani
  • Hammerdals kompani

Barracks and training areasEdit

BarracksEdit

Between 21 December 1687 and 15 August 1926, the regiment was trained at Frösö military camp. On 7 October 1905, the regiment's schools were moved to the Gamla skolan ("Old School") (Västra skolan, "Western School") at Rådhusgatan 44. In the autumn of 1910, the regiment moved into a newly established barracks at Fältjägargränd 13.[5] The barracks were drawn by Erik Josephson, and was built after the 1901 military order's building program after Fortifikationen's deisgn for infantry barracks.[6] On 8 April 1911, the regiment commemorated the moving to Östersund through a moving ceremony.[5] After the regiment was disbanded and commenced its decommissioning, the barracks area was left on 31 August 2006.

Training areasEdit

From 1687 to 1926, the regiment was based and trained at Frösö military camp.[5] The regiment later trained at Grytans training area. The administration of the training area was under Norrland Artillery Regiment (A 4). After Norrland Artillery Regiment was disbanded in 1997, Jämtland Ranger Regiment took over the responsibility of the administration.

Heraldry and traditionsEdit

Colours, standards and guidonsEdit

The Jämtland Ranger Regiment (I 5) presents one regimental colour and two battalion colours:

Colour of the Jämtland Ranger RegimentEdit

The I 5 colour was drawn by Kristina Holmgård-Åkerberg and embroidered by machine in insertion technique by the company Libraria. The colour was presented to the regiment at the regimental barracks in Östersund by His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf on 24 August 1996. Blazon: "On blue cloth the provincial badge of Jämtland; a white elk passant, attacked on its back by a rising falcon and in the front by a rampant dog, both yellow; all animals armed red. On a white border at the upper side of the colour, battle honours in blue." Battle honours: Nowodwor (1655).[1]

Colour of the Ranger BattalionEdit

The battalion colour of the Ranger Battalion (Fältjägarbataljonen) was drawn by Kristina Holmgård-Åkerberg and embroidered by machine in insertion technique by Maj-Britt Salander/company Blå Kusten. The colour was presented to the Jämtland Ranger Brigade (Fältjägarbrigaden, NB 5) at the regimental barracks in Östersund by His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf on 24 August 1996. It was used by NB 5 until 1 July 2000. Blazon: "On blue cloth the provincial badge of Jämtland; a white elk passant, attacked on its back by a rising falcon and in the front by a rampant dog, both yellow; all animals armed red. On a white border at the upper side of the colour, battle honours and close to the staff a flying eagle, all blue."[1]

Colour of the Norrland Service BattalionEdit

The colour of the Norrland Service Battalion (Norrlands trängbataljon, Trängbat/I 5), was drawn by Ingrid Lamby and embroidered by machine in insertion technique by the Engelbrektsson Flag factory. The colour was presented to the then Norrland Service Corps (Norrlands trängkår, T 3) at the Artillery Yard in Stockholm by the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Åke Sagrén on 21 October 1995. It was used as regimental colour by T 3 until 1 June 2000. Blazon: "On light blue cloth in the middle, on a circular shield, the Swedish minor coat-of-arms according to the law, the shield surrounded by white tongues and rays. In the first corner the reindeer of the provincial badge of Västerbotten; white with red arms."[1]

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of the arms of the Jämtland Ranger Regiment (I 5/Fo 22) 1977–1994, the Jämtland Ranger Brigade (Fältjägarbrigaden, NB 5) 1994–2000 and the Jämtland Ranger Regiment (I 5) 2000–2004. Blazon: "Azure, the provincial badge of Jämtland, an elk passant argent, attacked on the back by a rising falcon and in the front by a dog rampant both or; all animals armed and langued gules. The shield surmounted two muskets in saltire or".[7] The coat of arms of the Jämtland Ranger Regiment (I 5/Fo 22) 1994–2000 and the Jämtland Group (Jämtlandsgruppen) since 2000. Blazon: "Azure, the provincial badge of Jämtland, an elk passant argent, attacked on the back by a rising falcon and in the front by a dog rampant both or; all animals armed and langued gules. The shield surmounted two swords in saltire or".[7]

MedalsEdit

In connection with the disbandment of the regiment in 2005, the Jämtlands fältjägarremente och Östersunds garnisons minnesmedalj ("Jämtland Ranger Regiment and Östersund Garrison Commemorative") in silver (JämtfältjägregMSM) was established.[8]

OtherEdit

The regiment's anniversary was 20 September, as a memory of the Battle of Nowodwor on 20 September 1655.[2] The battle honour is shared with Norrland Dragoon Regiment and later with Arméns Jägarbataljon.[9]

Commanding officersEdit

Regimental commanders active at the regiment 1687–1997 and 2000–2005. The years 1983-1990 the regiment was a part of Östersund Army Garrison (ÖAG). For the years 1998-2000, see Fältjägarbrigaden.[3]

  • 1687–1705: C Hård af Segerstad
  • 1704–1705: B Ribbing (acting)
  • 1705–1710: B Ribbing
  • 1710–1717: M Planting-Bergloo
  • 1717–1725: R H Horn
  • 1725–1739: J Svinhufvud
  • 1739–1751: Gotthard Wilhelm Marcks von Würtenberg
  • 1751–1760: J Hastfer
  • 1760–1762: H Wright
  • 1762–1763: Carl Sparre
  • 1763–1765: C O von Segebaden
  • 1765–1766: C C von Blixen
  • 1766–1768: C Hierta
  • 1769–1769: F Ehrensvärd
  • 1769–1769: C G Strömsköld
  • 1769–1769: CC Ekeblad
  • 1770–1770: Gustaf Adolf von Siegroth
  • 1770–1775: Samuel Gustaf Stierneld
  • 1775–1776: G A Torwigge
  • 1776–1785: Carl Adam Wachtmeister
  • 1785–1785: L P Almfelt
  • 1785–1791: A L Lewenhaupt
  • 1791–1792: G Gyllengranat
  • 1792–1802: G G Hierta
  • 1802–1805: Johan Henrik Tawast
  • 1805–1813: Nils Gyldenstolpe
  • 1813–1817: Johan Fredrik Eek
  • 1817–1818: Nils Gyldenstolpe
  • 1818–1821: Gustaf Abraham Peyron
  • 1821–1821: G A Koskull
  • 1821–1824: Carl Henrik Gyllenhaal
  • 1824–1844: J F Boy
  • 1844–1853: G M D F Armfelt
  • 1854–1862: C A P Ström
  • 1862–1875: C H H Mörner
  • 1875–1879: K A Ryding
  • 1879–1884: Herman von Hohenhausen
  • 1884–1888: O G Nordenskjöld
  • 1888–1891: Jesper Crusebjörn
  • 1891–1894: H F Gyllenram
  • 1894–1897: W A G Nisbeth
  • 1897–1904: F I von Heland
  • 1904–1912: Axel Tauvon
  • 1912–1917: Vilhelm Rappe
  • 1917–1928: Gösta Lilliehöök
  • 1928–1931: Gösta Törngren
  • 1931–1937: Karl Beskow
  • 1937–1942: Nils Stenbeck
  • 1942–1949: Carl-Oscar Agell
  • 1949–1960: Nils Erik Bouveng
  • 1960–1961: Carl Eric Almgren
  • 1961–1968: Karl Johan F:son Sergel
  • 1968–1979: Sture Gustav Fornwall
  • 1979–1983: Jan Erik Bertil Liedgren
  • 1983–1984: Karl-Evert Englund
  • 1984–1990: Jan Leif Arne Nilsson
  • 1990–1991: Markku Samuli Sieppi
  • 1991–1994: Christer Franzén
  • 1994–1994: Gustaf Ingvar Gustafsson
  • 1994–1997: Per Ove Fahlén
  • 1998–2000: See Fältjägarbrigaden
  • 2000–2003: Anders Brännström
  • 2003–2005: Per-Eric Gustavsson

Names, designations and locationsEdit

Name Translation From To
Kungl. Ångermanlands, Medelpads och Jämtlands regemente Royal Ångermanland, Medelpad and Jämtland Regiment 1646-01-16 1660-??-??
Kungl. Jämtlands regemente till fot Royal Jämtland Regiment of Foot 1670-??-?? 1689-??-??
Kungl. Jämtlands dragonregemente Royal Jämtland Dragoon Regiment 1689-??-?? 1770-??-??
Kungl. Jämtlands infanteriregemente Royal Jämtland Infantry Regiment 1770-??-?? 1820-02-07
Kungl. Jämtlands fältjägarregemente Royal Jämtland Ranger Regiment 1820-02-08 1853-05-24
Kungl. Jämtlands fältjägarkår Royal Jämtland Ranger Corps 1853-05-25 1892-12-31
Kungl. Jämtlands fältjägarregemente Royal Jämtland Ranger Regiment 1893-01-01 1974-12-31
Jämtlands fältjägarregemente Jämtland Ranger Regiment 1975-01-01 1997-12-31
Jämtlands fältjägarregemente Jämtland Ranger Regiment 2000-07-01 2004-12-31
Avvecklingsorganisation Decommissioning Organization 2005-01-01 2006-08-31
Designation From To
№ 23 1816-10-01 1914-09-30
I 23 1914-10-01 1927-12-31
I 5 1928-01-01 1974-06-30
I 5/Fo 22 1974-07-01 1983-06-30
I 5 1990-07-01 1994-06-30
I 5/Fo 22 1994-07-01 1997-12-31
I 5 2000-07-01 2004-12-31
AO I 5 2005-01-01 2006-08-31
Location From To
Frösö läger 1682 1911-09-30
Östersund 1911-10-01 2006-08-31

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit


ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

PrintEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Almgren, Carl Eric, ed (1966) (in Swedish). Kungl. Jämtlands fältjägarregementes historia. Östersund: Wisénska bokh.. LIBRIS 8198028. 
  • Gustafsson, Ingvar, ed (2001) (in Swedish). Jämtlands fältjägarregemente: regementet, bygden och staden. Bd 1. Östersund: Jämtlands fältjägarregemente. ISBN 91-631-1473-9. LIBRIS 8397161. 
  • Gustafsson, Ingvar, ed (2002) (in Swedish). Jämtlands fältjägarregemente: regementet, bygden och staden. Bd 2. Östersund: Jämtlands fältjägarregemente. ISBN 91-631-1474-7. LIBRIS 8578939. 
  • Gustafsson, Ingvar, ed (2003) (in Swedish). Jämtlands fältjägarregemente: regementet, bygden och staden. Bd 3. Östersund: Jämtlands fältjägarregemente. ISBN 91-631-1475-5. LIBRIS 8913878. 
  • Gustafsson, Ingvar, ed (2006) (in Swedish). Jämtlands fältjägarregemente: regementet, bygden och staden. Bd 4. Östersund: Jämtlands fältjägarregemente. ISBN 91-631-9051-6. LIBRIS 10287600. 
  • Gustafsson, Ingvar, ed (1997) (in Swedish). Östersunds/Jämtlands försvarsområde: en minnesskrift. Östersund: Jämtlands fältjägarregemente. LIBRIS 2453665. 
  • Lund, Gustaf, ed (1961) (in Swedish). Kungl. Jämtlands fältjägarregemente: 1911-1961. Fältjägaren, 0533-0262 ; 32. Östersund: Utg.. LIBRIS 1357046. 
  • Westerberg, Lennart, ed (1971) (in Swedish). Kungl. Jämtlands fältjägarregemente: historik, traditioner, officersmäss. [Östersund]: [Regementsofficerskåren]. LIBRIS 1856617. 

Coordinates: 63°11′01″N 14°38′31″E / 63.18361°N 14.64194°E / 63.18361; 14.64194

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