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Skaraborgs regemente
(I 9)
Skaraborgsgruppen vapen.svg
Active 1624–1942
Country Sweden
Branch Swedish Army
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Motto(s) "Arvet förpliktar" ("The heritage obligates")
Colours Black and yellow
March "Geschwindmarsch" (mid 19th century–1942)
Battle honours Varberg (1565), Narva (1581), Lützen (1632), Leipzig (1642), Warsaw (1656), Lund (1676), Landskrona (1677), Malatitze (1708)

Skaraborgs regemente (Skaraborg Regiment), designation I 9, was a Swedish Army infantry regiment that traced its origins back to the 16th century. It was converted to an armoured regiment in 1942. The regiment's soldiers were recruited from Skaraborg County, and it was later garrisoned there.

History[edit | edit source]

The regiment has its origins in fänikor (companies) raised in Skaraborg in the 16th century. In 1613, these units—along with fänikor from the nearby province of Dalsland and Älvsborg County—were organised by Gustav II Adolf into Västergötlands storregemente, of which eight of the total 24 companies were recruited in Skaraborg County. Västergötlands storregemente consisted of three field regiments, of which Skaraborgs regemente was one. Sometime between 1621 and 1624, the grand regiment was permanently split into three smaller regiments, of which Skaraborgs regemente was one.

Skaraborgs regemente was one of the original 20 Swedish infantry regiments mentioned in the Swedish constitution of 1634. The regiment's first commander was Bengt Pilefelt. The regiment was allotted in 1684. It was given the designation I 9 (9th Infantry Regiment) in a general order in 1816. Skaraborgs regemente was garrisoned in Skövde from 1913. The regiment was expanded with an armoured battalion in 1939, and the regiment was converted to an armoured regiment, Skaraborgs pansarregemente, in 1942.

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

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Organisation[edit | edit source]

1684(?)
  • Livkompaniet
  • Överstelöjtnantens kompani
  • Majorens kompani
  • Vartofta kompani
  • Skåninge kompani
  • Kåkinds kompani
  • Willska kompani
  • Norra Wassbo kompani

1854(?)
  • Livkompaniet
  • Höjentorps kompani
  • Vartofta kompani
  • Vilska kompani
  • Södra Vadsbo kompani
  • Norra Vadsbo kompani
  • Kåkinds kompani
  • Skånings kompani

Name, designation and garrison[edit | edit source]

Name Translation From To
Skaraborgs regemente Skaraborg Regiment 1624 1942-09-30
Designation From To
I 9 1816 1942-09-30
Training ground
or garrison town
From To
Eggby ängar 1673 1696
Axevalla hed 1696 1913-12-31
Skövde (G) 1914-01-01 1942-09-30

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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

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