Uppland Regiment

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Uppland Regiment
Upplands regemente
Upplandsgruppen vapen.svg
Active1626–1709, 1709–1957
CountryFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Allegiance Swedish Armed Forces
Branch Swedish Army
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Part of4th Military District (1833–1888)
5th Military District (1888–1893)
5th Army Division (1893–1901)
V Army Division (1902–1927)
Eastern Army Division (1928–1936)
IV Army Division (1937–1942)
IV Military District (1942–1957)
Garrison/HQ Uppsala
ColorsRed and yellow
March"Utgångsmarsch" (Bergström) [note 1]
Battle honours Varberg (1565), Narva (1581), Lützen (1632), Warszawa (1656), Fredriksodde (1657), Tåget över Bält (1658), Rügen (1678), Düna (1701), Kliszow (1702), Holovczyn (1708), Helsingborg (1710), Svensksund (1790)

The Uppland Regiment (Swedish : Upplands regemente), designation I 8, was a Swedish Army infantry regiment that traced its origins back to the 16th century. It was disbanded in 1957. The regiment's soldiers were originally recruited from the province of Uppland, and it was later garrisoned there.

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History

The regiment has its origins in fänikor (companies) raised in Uppland in the 1550s and 1560s. In 1617, these unitsalong with fänikor from the nearby provinces of Dalarna and Västmanland were organised by Gustav II Adolf into Upplands storregemente, of which eight of the total 24 companies were recruited in Uppland. Upplands storregemente consisted of three field regiments, of which Uppland Regiment was one. Sometime around 1623, the grand regiment was permanently split into 3 smaller regiments, of which Uppland Regiment was one.

The regiment was officially raised in 1626 although it had existed since 1623. Upplands regemente was one of the original 20 Swedish infantry regiments mentioned in the Swedish constitution of 1634. The regiment's first commander was Nils Brahe. It was allotted in 1682 as one of the first regiments to be so.

The regiment was given the designation I 8 (8th Infantry Regiment) in a general order in 1816. Uppland Regiment was renamed Uppland Infantry Regiment in 1904 to distinguish it from Uppland Artillery Regiment. The regiment was garrisoned in Uppsala from 1912. In 1928, the regiment regained its old name. The regiment was disbanded in 1957. The signal regiment Uppland Signal Regiment was renamed to Uppland Regiment in 1974, but does not trace its origins from the original regiment, even though the victory names have been transferred to it.

Campaigns

Organisation

Heraldry and traditions

Colours, standards and guidons

The regiment has carried a number of colour over the years. On 3 July 1855, His Majesty the King Oscar I presented a new colour to the regiment's two battalions. The two colours only had two battle honours, Lützen and Kliszow. On 27 September 1955, His Majesty the King Gustaf VI Adolf presented a colour, which replaced the 1855 colours. The new colour had 12 battle honours. The colour was on 30 March 1957 handed over to the Uppland Signal Regiment, which carried it alongside its original colour. [2]

Coat of arms

The coat of the arms of the Uppland Regiment (I 8). It was used by Uppland Group (Upplandsgruppen) 2000–2005 and by the Uppland and Västmanland Group (Upplands- och Västmanlandsgruppen) since 2005. Blazon: "Gules, the provincial badge of Uppland, an orb or, banded and ensigned with a cross-crosslet. The shield surmounted two swords in saltire or". [3]

Medals

In 1934, the Kungl. Upplands regementes (I 8) förtjänstmedalj ("Royal Uppland Regiment (I 8) Medal of Merit") in gold, silver and bronze (UpplregGM/UpplregSM/UpplregBM) were established. [4] [5] [6]

Heritage

Following the decision of the Riksdag on the disbandment of the regiment, a ceremony was held on 10 March 1957. [7] After the regiment was disbanded, the regiment's traditions were continued Uppland Signal Regiment, which also assumed the name of Uppland Regiment. [2] From 2007, the traditions of the regiment were passed on to the Command and Control Regiment. From 1 July 2013, the regimental traditions will be continued by the Uppland Battalion, part of the Uppland and Västmanland Group (Upplands- och Västmanlandsgruppen). [8]

Commanding officers

Regimental commander active from 1698 to 1957. [9]

Names, designations and locations

NameTranslationFromTo
Kungl. Upplands regementeRoyal Uppland Regiment1626-??-??1709-07-01
Kungl. Upplands regementeRoyal Uppland Regiment1709-??-??1904-12-07
Kungl. Upplands infanteriregementeRoyal Uppland Infantry Regiment1904-12-081927-12-31
Kungl. Upplands regementeRoyal Uppland Regiment1928-01-011957-03-31
AvvecklingsorganisationDecommissioning Organisation1957-04-011957-09-30
DesignationFromTo
№ 81816-10-011914-09-30
I 81914-10-011957-03-31
LocationsFromTo
Kronoparken1600s1912-09-09
Örsundsbro 1680-??-??1912-09-09
Polacksbacken1681-??-??1912-09-09
Söderby/Uppsala-Näs1881-??-??1912-09-09
Uppsala Garrison1912-09-101957-09-30

See also

Footnotes

  1. The march was adopted around 1890, established in 1953 by Army Order 33/1953. The march was used by Uppland Signal Regiment from 1976 to 2006. [1]

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References

Notes

  1. Sandberg 2007, p. 18
  2. 1 2 Braunstein 2003 , pp. 47–49
  3. Braunstein 2006 , p. 38
  4. "UpplregGM". www.medalj.nu (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  5. "UpplregSM". www.medalj.nu (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  6. "UpplregBM". www.medalj.nu (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  7. Holmberg 1993 , p. 10
  8. "Försvarets traditioner i framtiden – Bilaga 3" (PDF) (in Swedish). Statens försvarshistoriska museer/Försvarets traditionsnämnd. 2012-07-01. p. 1. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  9. Kjellander 2003 , p. 319

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