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Jämtland Rifle Regiment
Jämtlands fältjägarregemente vapen
Coat of arms
Country Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Branch Swedish Army
Service history
Active 1670–2004
Motto "För Sverige 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
Battles Nowodwor 1655

The Jämtland Rifle Regiment (Swedish language:Jämtlands fältjägarregemente ), also I 5 or I 23, was a Swedish Army infantry regiment located in the province of Jämtland that traced its origins back to the 17th century.

History Edit

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 Norrlands dragonregemente.

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.

Campaigns Edit

Organization Edit


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


  • Livkompaniet
  • Bergs kompani
  • Revsunds kompani
  • Hammerdals kompani

Various Edit

Ångermanlands, Medelpads och Jämtlands regementeÅngermanland, Medelpad and Jämtland Regiment1646-01-161670
Jämtlands regemente till fotJämtland Regiment of Foot16701689
Jämtlands dragonregementeJämtland Dragoon Regiment16891770
Jämtlands infanteriregementeJämtland Infantry Regiment17701820-02-07
Jämtlands fältjägarregementeJämtland Rifle Regiment1820-02-081853-05-24
Jämtlands fältjägarkårJämtland Rifle Corps1853-05-251892-12-31
Jämtlands fältjägarregementeJämtland ¨Rifle Regiment1893-01-011994-06-30
Jämtlands fältjägarregemente och
Jämtland Rifle Regiment and
the Rifle Brigade
Jämtlands fältjägarregementeJämtland Rifle Regiment2000-07-012004-12-31
I 2318161927-12-31
I 51928-01-011994-06-30
NB 51994-07-012000-06-30
I 52000-07-012004-12-31
Training grounds and garrison towns
Frösö läger16821911-09-30
Kronstad skans17131815
Östersund (G)1911-10-012004-12-31

See also Edit


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

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