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Älvsborg Regiment


The Älvsborg Regiment (Swedish: Älvsborgs regemente), designation I 15 and I 15/Fo 34, was a Swedish Army infantry regiment that traces its origins back 1624. It was disbanded in 1998. The regiment's soldiers were originally recruited from the provinces of Västergötland, and it was later garrisoned there in the town Borås.

Heraldry and traditions

Colours, standards and guidons

The regiment has carried a number of colours over the years. On 24 June 1854, the then crown prince, later King Charles XV presented the last battalion colours to the regiment. They were so called Oscar I type, and were presented at a summit on Axevalla heath. In 1904 the regiment adopted the 1st battalion's colour as regimental colour (which has been hanging in Älvsborgsmässen ("Älvsborg Mess") at Gothenburg Garrison since 1998).

Its last colour was presented to the former Älvsborg Regiment (I 15/Fo 34) at the Artillery Yard in Stockholm by the Supreme Commander, general Owe Wiktorin in 1996. It was used as regimental colour by I 15/Fo 34 until 1 July 1998.[4] The colour was drawn by Ingrid Lamby and embroidered by machine in insertion technique by Maj Britt Salander/company Blå Kusten. Blazon: "The cloth divided six times in yellow and black, in the centre a circular shield with the badge of the regiment; azure, three wavy white bends sinister, charged with a yellow lion rampant with a royal crown proper, armed and langued gules, in the right forepaw a yellow sword and in the left a blue shield with three yellow crowns placed two and one. On the uppermost yellow length, battle honours (Lützen 1632, Leipzig 1642, Helsingborg 1710, Gadebusch 1712, Nya Älvsborg 1719) in black".

After the regiment was disbanded, the colour was passed on to the Älvsborg Group (Älvsborgsgruppen). Since 1 July 2005, the colour is carried by Elfsborg Group (Elfsborgsgruppen). The Elfsborg Group is also the unit that keeps the regimental traditions. The pattern of the colour has basically been unchanged since the 1600s.

Commanding officers

Regimental commanders active at the regiment the years 1624-1998

  1. 1624-16??: N Ribbing
  2. 1698-1710: A Sparrfelt
  3. 1710-1728: J von Mentzer
  4. 1728-1739: J A Lillie
  5. 1739-1747: Carl Otto Lagercrantz
  6. 1747-1751: J L von Saltza
  7. 1751-1763: R J von Lingen
  8. 1763-1766: Fredrik Ribbing
  9. 1766-1769: Johan Cronhielm
  10. 1769-1781: B P von Wufrath
  11. 1781-1800: H W Hamilton
  12. 1800-1805: E Edenhielm
  13. 1805-1810: Eberhard von Vegesack
  14. 1810-1817: C Reuterskiöld
  15. 1817-1869: J von Utfall
  16. 1869-1886: P H Melin
  17. 1886-1892: A A Thorén
  18. 1892-1894: Christer Gustaf Oxehufvud
  19. 1894-1898: L J P Liljencrantz
  20. 1898-1903: Carl Axel Leonard Nordenadler
  21. 1903-1906: Oscar Silverstolpe
  22. 1906-1913: Gustaf Henrik Sjöqvist
  23. 1913-1916: Adolf Erik Ludvig Lagercrantz
  24. 1916-1920: Ernst Lars Isaac Silfverswärd
  25. 1920-1927: Karl Alfred Rignell
  26. 1927-1936: Axel Gustaf von Arbin
  27. 1936-1938: Arvid Moberg
  28. 1938-1942: Anders Teodor Bergquist
  29. 1942-1951: Gunnar Fredrik Brinck
  30. 1951-1956: Gustav Åkerman
  31. 1956-1959: Erik Olof Rosengren
  32. 1959-1962: Bengt Uller
  33. 1962-1966: Sigmund Ahnfelt
  34. 1966-1975: Karl Gunnar Lundquist
  35. 1975-1981: Åke Ingmar Lundberg
  36. 1981-1986: Sven Henry Magnusson
  37. 1986-1989: Per Blomqvist
  38. 1989-1992: Svante Bergh
  39. 1992-1998: Matts Uno Liljegren
  40. 1998-1998: Nils Erling Krister Edvardsson

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Älvsborgs regemente

Älvsborgs regemente - jeden z pułków piechoty szwedzkiej. Istniał w latach 1624-1998. Jego barwami były: żółty i czarny.

Historia pułku

Jego żołnierze walczyli m.in. pod Lipskiem (1642), Helsingborgiem (1710) i Gadebusch (1712).

W sierpniu 1655, w czasie potopu szwedzkiego, liczył 678 żołnierzy, zaś jego pułkownikiem był niejaki Drakenberg.

Pod koniec istnienia stacjonował w Borås.

Skład

  • Livkompaniet
  • Marks kompani
  • Gäsene kompani
  • Ås kompani
  • Redvägs kompani
  • Norra Kinds kompani
  • Södra Kinds kompani
  • Borås kompani

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2021-01-03