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Södermanland Brigade
Södermanlandsbrigaden
Södermanlands regemente vapen.svg
Active 1943–1974, 1982–2000
Country Sweden
Allegiance Swedish Armed Forces
Branch Swedish Army
Type Infantry (1957–1963)
Armoured (1949–1957, 1963–1974, 1982–2000)
Role Armoured brigade (1949–1957, 1963–1974)
Infantry brigade (1957–1963)
Mechanized brigade (1982–2000)
Size Brigade
Part of Södermanland Regiment (1949–1994)
Milo M (1994–2000)
Garrison/HQ Strängnäs
Motto(s) Regimus neque hostis[note 1]
("It is we who decide - not the enemy")
Colors Yellow and black
March "Södermanlands regementes marsch" (Lundvall)[note 2]
Anniversaries 13 August[note 3]
Battle honours Warsaw (1656), Frederiksodde (1658), Tåget över Bält (1658), Fraustadt (1706), Helsingborg (1710), Gadebusch (1712), Stäket (1719)
Insignia
Branch insignia AM.005037.jpg
Unit insignia AM.090974b.jpg

Södermanland Brigade (Swedish language: Södermanlandsbrigaden ), also PB 10 or MekB 10, was a Swedish Army armoured brigade located in the province of Södermanland. Most of the brigade was trained at Södermanland regiment. The brigade was decommissioned in 2000

History[edit | edit source]

In 1963, the brigade was converted from an infantry brigade into an armoured brigade. The unit was disbanded as a result of the disarmament policies set forward in the Defence Act of 2000.

Heraldry and traditions[edit | edit source]

The Södermanland Brigade shared heraldry and traditions with Södermanland Regiment.[3]

Coat of arms[edit | edit source]

The coat of the arms of the Södermanland Brigade (MekB 10) 1994–2000. It was also used by the Södermanland Regiment (P 10/Fo 43) 1977–1994 and the Södermanland Regiment (P 10) 2000–2004. Blazon: "Or, the provincial badge of Södermanland, a griffin segreant, sable, armed and langued gules. The shield surmounted two arms in fess, embowed and vambraced, the hands holding swords in saltire, or".[4]

Commanding officers[edit | edit source]

  • 1943–1974: ?
  • 1983–198?: Colonel Björn Bernroth
  • 198?–1994:
  • 1991–1994: Colonel Ulf Henricsson
  • 1995–1997: Colonel Lars Bergström
  • 1998–2000: Colonel Fhleming Christensen

Names, designations and locations[edit | edit source]

Name Translation From To
10. pansarbrigaden 10th Armoured Brigade 1943 1949-09-30
Södermanlandsbrigaden Södermanland Brigade 1949-10-01 1974-06-30
Södermanlandsbrigaden Södermanland Brigade 1982-07-01? 2000-06-30
Designation From To
10. pansarbrig 1943 1949-09-30
PB 10 1949-10-01 1957-03-31
IB 10 1957-04-01 1963-03-31
PB 10 1963-04-01 1974-06-30
MekB 10 1982-07-01? 2000-06-30
Location From To
Strängnäs Garrison 1943 2000-06-30

See also[edit | edit source]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. The motto was adopted in 1984 by the then brigade commander of Södermanland Brigade, colonel Björn Bernroth. It was later used by the 27th Home Guard Battalion.[1]
  2. The march was adopted in 1994 and established on 13 June 1996.[2]
  3. In memory of the Battle of Stäket on 13 August 1719.

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