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Sten-Eggert Nauclér
Birth name Sten-Eggert Vergenhanns Nauclér
Nickname Stessan[1]
Born (1914-09-24)24 September 1914
Died 5 November 1990(1990-11-05) (aged 76)
Place of birth Boden, Sweden
Allegiance Sweden
Service/branch Swedish Army
Years of service 1939–1963
Rank Major
Commands held Home Guard Combat School
Battles/wars Winter War
Continuation War
Korean War
Suez Crisis
Congo Crisis

Sten-Eggert Vergenhanns Nauclér (24 September 1914 – 5 November 1990) was a Swedish Army officer who served in various conflict areas, in Swedish service, Ethiopian service and as a volunteer.


Nauclér was born in Boden and was the son of lieutenant colonel Carl-Eggert Nauclér and Harriet (née Vasseur). He passed studentexamen in Stockholm in 1936 and became an officer in 1939. Nauclér became a second lieutenant at Life Grenadier Regiment (I 4) in 1939 and was platoon leader in the Swedish Volunteer Corps during the Winter War in Finland from 1939 to 1940. Furthermore, Nauclér was platoon leader and battalion commander during the Continuation War in Finland from 1941 to 1942 and back in Sweden he completed the general course at the Artillery and Engineering College in 1945.[2]

He was a teacher at the Infantry Combat School (Infanteriets stridsskola) in 1945 and was promoted to captain in 1948. Nauclér travelled to Ethiopia and became a cadet officer at the Haile Selassie I Cadet School in 1948. He was chief adviser to the Ethiopian Kagnew Battalion during the Korean War from 1951 to 1952 and Ethiopian consul and head of the Ethiopian Liaison Section in Tokyo from 1951 to 1952. Nauclér was major and chief of Section III and the staff company of the Swedish UN Battalion I in Egypt in 1956. He was also head of the Swedish monitoring police at the Suez Canal in the aftermath of the Suez Crisis in 1957 and he was promoted to major in the Swedish Army in 1959.[2]

Nauclér was colonel and commander of the Swedish UN Battalion XVI K in Congo during the Congo Crisis from May 1962 to October 1962[3] and he was sector commander in Katanga in 1962. He was commander of the Home Guard Combat School (Hemvärnets stridsskola) from 1957 to 1963 when he retired from military service. From 1963, Nauclér was chief of staff in Yekepa, Liberia for the mining corporation Lamco.[2]

Personal life[]

In 1941 he married Gunn Johansson, the daughter of managing director Carl Johansson and his wife, (née Nilsson). He was the father of Marianne (born 1941), Carl-Eggert (born 1944) and Anders (born 1947). Nauclér was a member of Rotary International.[2]

Awards and decorations[]

Nauclér' awards:[2]

  • Knight of the Order of the Sword
  • Officer of the Order of the Star of Ethiopia
  • Third Class of the Order of the Cross of Liberty with swords and Fourth Class with swords and oak leaves
  • 4 x Finnish Memory Cross on the occasion of the Finnish war 1939-45 (Finskt minneskors med anledning av Finlands krig 1939-45)
  • Memorial Medal of the Korean War
  • United Nations Emergency Force Medal
  • Ethiopian Memorial Medal of the Korean War
  • Finnish War Memorial Medal (Finsk krigsminnesmedalj)
  • United Nations Korea Medal
  • Swedish Red Cross Merit Badge (Svenska Röda Korsets förtjänsttecken)
  • Home Guard Gold Medal of Merit (Hemvärnets förtjänstmedalj i guld)


  1. "Något om föreningen" (in Swedish) (PDF). Stockholm: Svensk-etiopiska föreningen. 1960. p. 1. 4109608. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harnesk, Paul, ed (1964) (in Swedish). Vem är vem?. 2, Svealand utom Stor-Stockholm (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Bokförlaget Vem är vem. pp. 579–580. 
  3. Tullberg, Andreas (2012). "We are in the Congo now": Sweden and the trinity of peacekeeping during the Congo crisis 1960-1964. [Studia historica Lundensia], 1650-755X. Lund: Lund University. p. 92. ISBN 978-91-7473-364-8. 13520443. 

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