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Bohuslän Regiment

"The Green Dragoons"==

The Bohuslän Regiment (Swedish: Bohusläns regemente), designation I 17, was a Swedish Army infantry regiment that traces its origins back 1661. It was disbanded in 1992. The regiment's soldiers were originally recruited from the Province of Bohuslän, and it was later garrisoned there in the town Uddevalla.

While the history of the regiment, according to Wikipedia, can be traced back to 1661, the same source also states the regiment was active only during the years 1720-1992. The list of commanding officers (below) follows the latter timeline. In connection with the decommissioning of Bohuslän Regiment, as of 1 July 1992 onwards the reputation of the outfit has kept the Bohus Group (Bohusgruppen).

The unit has been nicknamed as the Green Dragoons (for wearing green, and often being in the saddle). The unit has / had had two mottos, ""Deeds - Not words"" and "Courage, bravery and perseverance - the greatest virtues of a warrior". While the Royal Bohuslän Regiment basically is an infantry regiment, during the years it also has included or operated under he names of (Royal) Bohuslän Cavalry and Dragoon Regiment, Bohuslän Dragoon Regiment, and Bohuslän Light Dragoon Regiment.

Most significant battles of honor include Lund (1676), Landskrona (1677), Hälsingborg (1710), Gadebusch (1712) and Svensksund (1790). These battles have been attached to the regiment colors, standards and guidons.

In 1901, the regiment raised a memorial stone of the Battle of Svensksund at its former military camp, Backamo, in connection with a visit by the German regiment Graf Roon. This German regiment is derives from the former Psilanderhielmska Regiment based in Pomerania, which in 1796 became named after the newly arrived commander von Engelbrechten. When the regiment moved in to Uddevalla, the monument was moved to the adjacent regiment park at the present Bohuslän Defense Museum.

Commanding officers

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  1. 1720-1728: Ture Gabriel Bielke
  2. 1720-1721: Jean Louis Bousquet (acting)
  3. 1722-1724: Johan Fredrik Didron (acting)
  4. 1728-1740: Axel Erik Roos
  5. 1740-1746: Anders Tungelfeldt
  6. 1746-1758: Georg Reinhold von Köhler
  7. 1759-1763: Lars Åkerhielm
  8. 1763-1769: Georg Gustaf Wrangel
  9. 1769-1775: Mauritz Casimir Lewenhaupt
  10. 1775-1781: Axel Didrik Meijendorff von Yxkull
  11. 1781-1790: Jan Verner Tranefelt
  12. 1789-1792: Hans Henric von Essen (acting)
  13. 1790-1792: Gustav Wachtmeister
  14. 1792-1793: Fredrik Adolf von Numers
  15. 1793-1796: Adolf Fredrik Påhlman
  16. 1796-1810: Johan Leonard Belfrage
  17. 1810-1821: Erik Wilhelm Haij
  18. 1818-1821: Philip von Mecklenburg (acting)
  19. 1821-1838: Philip von Mecklenburg
  20. 1838-1856: Georg Gillis von Heideman
  21. 1856-1868: Henrik Nauckhoff
  22. 1868-1881: Georg Fleetwood
  23. 1881-1882: Otto Taube
  24. 1881-1882: Axel Rappe (acting)
  25. 1882-1885: Axel Rappe
  26. 1885-1890: Axel Rudenschöld
  27. 1890-1892: Christer Oxehufvud
  28. 1890-1892: Mathias Fjellman (acting)
  29. 1892-1898: Mathias Fjellman
  30. 1898-1907: Olof Malm
  31. 1907-1915: Charles Tottie
  32. 1914-1915: Olof Werling Melin (acting)
  33. 1915-1921: Olof Werling Melin
  34. 1921-1923: Bengt Ribbing
  35. 1923-1930: Victor Landegren
  36. 1930-1936: Harald Malmberg
  37. 1936-1937: Thorsten Rudenschiöld (acting)
  38. 1937-1942: Thorsten Rudenschiöld
  39. 1942-1948: Sven Öberg
  40. 1948-1957: Erik Sellin
  41. 1957-1963: Gunnar Smedmark
  42. 1963-1966: Claës Skoglund
  43. 1966-1971: Bertil Kamph
  44. 1971-1977: Gunnar Åberg
  45. 1977-1980: Åke von Schéele
  46. 1980-1982: Lars Löfberg
  47. 1982-1983: Arne Rolff (acting)
  48. 1983-1985: Arne Rolff
  49. 1985-1987: Jan-Olof Borgén
  50. 1987-1990: Kaj Sjösten
  51. 1990-1990: Lennart Bergqvist
  52. 1991-1992: Lars Andréasson

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