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Skaraborg Regiment
Skaraborgs regemente
(P 4)
Skaraborgs regemente vapen.svg
Active 1942–
Country Sweden
Branch Swedish Army
Type Armoured
Size Regiment
Motto(s) "Arvet förpliktar" ("The heritage obligates")
Colours Black and yellow
March "Geschwindmarsch"
Battle honours Varberg (1565), Narva (1581), Lützen (1632), Leipzig (1642), Warsaw (1656), Lund (1676), Landskrona (1677), Malatitze (1708)

The Skaraborg Regiment (Swedish language: Skaraborgs regemente ), designation P 4, is a Swedish Army armoured regiment that traces its origins back to the 16th century. It was converted from an infantry regiment in 1942. The regiment's soldiers were originally recruited from Skaraborg County, and it is currently garrisoned in Skövde, in former Skaraborg County.

History[edit | edit source]

The regiment was converted from the infantry regiment Skaraborgs regemente in 1942 and was given the name Skaraborgs pansarregemente. The regiment was given the designation P 4 (4th Armoured Regiment) and was garrisoned in Skövde. It changed name to Skaraborgs regemente in 1963, and in 1974, the regiment gained the new designation P 4/Fo 35 as a consequence of a merge with the local defence area Fo 35. For a short time in the 1990s, the unit was then merged with the wartime organised Skaraborg Brigade, designation MekB 9. In 2000, the unit was reorganised once again, and was redesignated back to its old designation P 4, the name was also changed back to Skaraborgs regemente.

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

  • None

Organisation[edit | edit source]

In peacetime Skaraborgs regiment trains conscripts for the Swedish wartime organisation. Skaraborgs regiment train armoured troops and use the Swedish modified Leopard 2A5 IS, Strv 122, and vehicles from the CV90 family. The peacetime organisation train one battalion a year around 600 people. The main garrison is situated in Skövde in Västergötland and most of the training grounds can be found around Skövde, the regiment also has a smaller detachment in Kvarn in Östergötland where Grenadjär company and a Mortar platoon is trained. The peacetime organisation is not synonymous with the wartime organisation. But in the peacetime organisation conscripts are trained at following companies.

  • Lif company - Staff duty, Anti-aircraft, Scouts, 12 cm Mortar (attached to Grenadjär company in Kvarn)
  • Skånings company - Mechanized infantry CV90
  • Wartofta company - Tank Strv 122
  • Norra Wadsbo company - Transport
  • Södra Wadsbo company - Supplies
  • Grenadjär company - Mechanized infantry CV90, trains Mortar platoon
  • Wilska company - Light infantry Patgb 203, guards

Other vehicles used by the regiment: TGB 11, 13 & 20, Bv 206.

Name, designation and garrison[edit | edit source]

Name Translation From To
Skaraborgs pansarregemente Skaraborg Armoured Regiment 1942-10-01 1963-03-30
Skaraborgs regemente Skaraborg Regiment 1963-04-01 1998
Skaraborgs regemente och
Skaraborg Regiment and
Skaraborg Brigade
1998 2000-06-30
Skaraborgs regemente Skaraborg Regiment 2000-07-01
Designation From To
P 4 1942-10-01 1974-06-30
P 4/Fo 35 1974-07-01 1998
MekB 9 1998 2000-06-30
P 4 2000-07-01
Training ground
or garrison town
From To
Skövde (G) 1942-10-01

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Braunstein, Christian (2003). Sveriges arméförband under 1900-talet. Stockholm: Statens Försvarshistoriska Museer. ISBN 91-971584-4-5. 
  • Holmberg, Björn (1993). Arméns regementen, skolor och staber: en sammanställning. Arvidsjaur: Svenskt militärhistoriskt bibliotek. ISBN 91-972209-0-6. 
  • Kjellander, Rune (2003). Sveriges regementschefer 1700-2000: chefsbiografier och förbandsöversikter. Stockholm: Probus. ISBN 91-87184-74-5. 
  • Nelsson, Bertil (1993). Från Brunkeberg till Nordanvind: 500 år med svenskt infanteri. Stockholm: Probus. ISBN 91-87184-23-0. 
  • Svensk rikskalender 1908. Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Söner. 1908. http://runeberg.org/rikskal/1908/. 

External links[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 58°22′46″N 13°50′43″E / 58.37944°N 13.84528°E / 58.37944; 13.84528

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