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Swedish Armoured Troops School
Pansartruppernas officershögskola vapen
Country Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Branch Swedish Army
Allegiance Swedish Armed Forces
Service history
Active 1944–1981
Role Specialised school
Insignia AM.005037

Swedish Armoured Troops School[1] (Swedish language:Pansartruppskolan , PS) was a school of the Swedish Armoured Troops in the Swedish Army which operated in various forms the years 1944–1981. The school was located in Skövde Garrison in Skövde.[2]


The Swedish Armoured Troops School was established on 1 April 1944 in Skövde Garrison.[2] It initially had an annual company commander course and a non-commissioned officer course, both about two months long. In addition, there were special courses and trial activities for the military branch have been conducted. The school was located in Skövde in connection with Skaraborg Regiment (P 4). Exercises took place on Kråk's proving ground.[3] In the 1950s, the courses looked as follows: battalion commander course, Pa-01, 3 weeks; company commander course, Pa-02, 5 weeks; the Swedish Armor Corps Officers' School (Pansarofficersskolan, POS), 31 weeks; non-commissioned officer course, Pa-06, 9 weeks; reserve officer course, 2 weeks; special courses.[3]

On 1 April 1963, the Swedish Armor Corps Officers' School (Pansarofficersskolan, POS) was added to the school.[2] In 1966, the school moved from P 4's barracks to Klagstorp outside Skövde.[3] In connection with the disbandment of Göta Life Guards (P 1) on 30 June 1980, the Swedish Armoured Troops Cadet and Officer Candidate School was relocated to Skövde. There the Swedish Armoured Troops School was amalgamated with the Swedish Armoured Troops Cadet and Officer Candidate School and formed the Swedish Armoured Troops Combat School (Pansartruppernas stridsskola, PS) on 1 June 1981.[2]

Swedish Armor Corps Officers' SchoolEdit

Swedish Armor Corps Officers' School[4] (Swedish language:Pansarofficersskolan , POS) was established on 15 September 1944, and was originally located at the Swedish Infantry Gunnery School at Rosersberg Castle. From 1948, parts of the school were also transferred to Skövde, and from 12 October 1954, the entire school was placed in Skövde. On 1 April 1963, the school was amalgamated and became organizational a part of the Swedish Armoured Troops School.[2]

Barracks and training areasEdit

When the Swedish Armoured Troops School was established in 1944, the school was located on the first floor of the barracks II at Skaraborg Regiment (P 4/Fo 35) in Skövde. From the 1950s, the school was moved to barracks III. In 1966, a refurbishment of the barracks began, which led to the relocation of the school on 10 March 1966, from the barracks area to Klagstorp Manor, which lies in the southern part of the proving ground. In 1980, parts of the school were moved back to the Skaraborg Regiment's barracks area, and were placed in barracks II, where the school disposed of the two top floors and the attic. In 1986, the school left the Skaraborg Regiment's barracks area, and instead, school activities were moved into the new school building at Heden.[5]

Heraldry and traditionsEdit

On 26 April 1976, "Pansarkamrater" ("Armored Comrades") was adopted as a march. The march was taken over in 1992 by the Swedish Army Armoured Center (Arméns pansarcentrum, PaC). After the Swedish Army Armoured Center was disbanded on 30 June 1995, the march was taken over from 1 July 1995 by the Combat School South (Stridsskola Syd, SSS). After the Land Warfare Centre was established on 1 January 1999, the new school came to adopt "Pansarkamrater" as a march.[6]

Commanding officersEdit

Commanding officers of the Swedish Armoured Troops School.[7]

  • 1944–1944 – Major Arne Francke
  • 1944–1949 – Major Hans Malmgren
  • 1949–1952 – Major Åke Wikland
  • 1952–1955 – Lieutenant Colonel Bernt Juhlin
  • 1955–1956 – Major Karl-Henrik Berg
  • 1956–1961 – Major Lars Lavén
  • 1961–1963 – Major Nils Isaksson
  • 1963–1966 – Colonel Hugo Cederschiöld
  • 1966–1967 – Colonel Gustaf Peyron
  • 1967–1968 – Colonel Per Björkman
  • 1968–1970 – Colonel Stig Colliander
  • 1970–1974 – Colonel Per-Gunnar Brissman
  • 1974–1980 – Colonel Hans Nilsson

Names, designations and locationsEdit

Name Translation From To
Pansartruppskolan Swedish Armoured Troops School[1] 1944-04-01 1981-05-31
Designation From To
PS 1944-04-01 1981-05-31
Locations From To
Skövde Garrison 1944-04-01 1966-02-28
Skövde Garrison/Klagstorp Manor 1966-03-01 1981-05-31

See alsoEdit




  1. 1.0 1.1 Gullberg 1977, p. 630
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Holmberg 1993, p. 62
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 National Archives of Sweden
  4. Appich, Jr. 1988, p. 127
  5. Nilsson 2003, pp. 265–269
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Sandberg_.282007.29.2C_p._34
  7. Nilsson 2003, pp. 249–251



Further readingEdit

  • Nilsson, Hans (2003) (in Swedish). Pansartruppskolorna och deras betydelse för pansartruppernas och arméns utveckling 1942-1995: en minnesbok. Stockholm: Probus. ISBN 91-87184-73-7. LIBRIS 9058942. 
  • Kjellander, Bo, ed (1992) (in Swedish). Pansartrupperna 1942-1992. Skövde: Arméns pansarcentrum. ISBN 91-630-1253-7. LIBRIS 7449092. 

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