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Swedish Army Ordnance Corps[1] (Swedish language:Fälttygkåren , Ftk) was an administrative corps of the Swedish Army established in 1937 (its first instruction on 18 June 1937[2]). The majority of the active officers and some civilian personnel served in the Ordnance Department of the Royal Swedish Army Materiel Administration and its workshops.

HistoryEdit

The corps was established on 1 July 1937 through a merger of the artillery factories and the staff of the Ordnance Depot (Tyganstalten) with Fortifikationen and the Swedish Army Service Troops' ordnance services as well as with the military units' ordnance officers and ordnance non-commissioned officers. The new administrative corps was named the Swedish Army Ordnance Corps (Fälttygkåren) and with the Master-General of the Ordnance as its head. The Master-General of the Ordnance had been the head of the Artillery Department of the Royal Swedish Army Materiel Administration, whose artillery staff officers and clerks also belonged to the corps. This corps thus consisted of both officers, non-commissioned officers and civilians. The military unit's weapons artisans remained outside the corps.[3]

The Swedish Army Ordnance Corps was amalgamated into the Försvarets intendentkår which was established in 1973.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gullberg, Ingvar E. (1977) (in sv). Svensk-engelsk fackordbok för näringsliv, förvaltning, undervisning och forskning (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Norstedt. p. 134. ISBN 91-1-775052-0. LIBRIS 8345587. http://runeberg.org/svenfack/0154.html. 
  2. (in Swedish) Sveriges statskalender för skottåret 1940. Uppsala: Fritzes offentliga publikationer. 1940. p. 329. http://runeberg.org/statskal/1940/0329.html. 
  3. Bertilsson, Sven (1995) (in Swedish). Arméns tekniska officerare: en kort historik. [Uppsala]: [S. Bertilsson]. p. 15. LIBRIS 2116509. http://kamratoff.se/onewebmedia/5%20Arkiv/Publikation/atoff.pdf. 
  4. (in Swedish) Nationalencyklopedin: ett uppslagsverk på vetenskaplig grund utarbetat på initiativ av Statens kulturråd. 7. Höganäs: Bra böcker. 1992. p. 157. ISBN 91-7024-620-3. LIBRIS 8211184. 

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