Hilding Kring

Lieutenant General Knut Georg Hilding Kring (24 April 1899 – 22 September 1971) was a Swedish Army officer. His senior commands include Commandant in Boden Fortress, Inspector of the Swedish Army Signal Troops, military commander of the VII Military District, Quartermaster-General of the Swedish Army and head of the Swedish Army Quartermaster Corps and Vice Chief of the Royal Swedish Army Supply Administration and commanding officer of the Quartermaster Administration of the Swedish Armed Forces.

Hilding Kring
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Kring in 1951.
Birth nameKnut Georg Hilding Kring
Born(1899-04-24)24 April 1899
Färila, Sweden
Died22 September 1971(1971-09-22) (aged 72)
Täby, Sweden
AllegianceSweden
Service/branchSwedish Army
Years of service1920–1964
RankLieutenant General
Commands held

CareerEdit

Kring was born on 24 April 1899 in Färila, Sweden, the son of fanjunkare Eric Kring and his wife Alma (née Jonzon).[1] He was commissioned as an officer in Uppland Artillery Regiment (A 5) in 1920 with the rank of fänrik. Kring was promoted to lieutenant in 1925, served as a répétiteur at the Artillery and Engineering College from 1926 to 1928, and served in the Svea Artillery Regiment (A 1) in 1928.[2] He then served as captain in the General Staff in 1933 and as a teacher at the Artillery and Engineering College from 1934 to 1937. Kring served in the Gotland Artillery Corps (A 7) in 1937 and was head of the Communications Department in the Defence Staff from 1939 to 1945. He was also a member of the National Swedish Transport Commission (Statens trafikkommission) from 1939 to 1945 and the Board for the Wartime Protection of Power Stations (Krigsskyddsnämnden för kraftanläggningar) from 1942 to 1945, as well as of the 1942 Aviation Investigation (1942 års flygutredning)[1] and the 1942 Investigation for Protective Measures of Power Stations (1942 års utredning för skyddsåtgärder vid kraftanläggningar).[2]

Kring was promoted to major in 1940 and to lieutenant colonel in 1942. He was promoted to colonel in 1945 and served in the Småland Artillery Regiment (A 6) the same year. Kring became colonel in the General Staff Corps in 1946 and served as head of the Royal Swedish Army Staff College from 1946 to 1949.[1] He was then regimental commander of Småland Artillery Regiment from 1949 to 1951 and served as Commandant in Boden Fortress from 1951 to 1954. During this time, Kring also served as acting military commander of the VI Military District from 1951 to 1954. He served as Inspector of the Swedish Army Signal Troops from 1954 to 1955 when he was promoted to major general.[1] Kring's next appointment was as military commander of the VII Military District in Gotland from 1955 to 1957. He was a member of the National Swedish Board of Economic Defence from 1957 to 1964 and he served as the Quartermaster-General of the Swedish Army and Vice Chief of the Royal Swedish Army Supply Administration from 1957 to 1963. In 1963, Kring was appointed head of the Quartermaster Administration of the Swedish Armed Forces, serving until 1964 when he retired from active service and was promoted to lieutenant general.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1933, he married Anna Wetterling (1898–1998), the daughter of Sven Wetterling and Ida Högström.[1] They had one daughter, Britta (born 1935).[2]

Kring died on 22 September 1971 and was buried on 27 October 1971 in Djursholm Cemetery.[3]

Dates of rankEdit

Awards and decorationsEdit

Kring's awards:[2]

HonoursEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Kring, Hilding; Hallgren, Yngve (1933). Fältartilleriets teknik och taktik. Skrifter / Militärlitteraturföreningens förlag, 99-0578882-4 ; 168 (in Swedish). Stockholm. SELIBR 1349146.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Lagerström, Sten, ed. (1966). Vem är det: svensk biografisk handbok. 1967 [Who is it: Swedish biographical handbook. 1967] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Norstedt. p. 495. SELIBR 3681518.
  2. ^ a b c d Harnesk, Paul, ed. (1962). Vem är vem? 1, Stor-Stockholm [Who's Who? 1, Greater Stockholm] (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Stockholm: Vem är vem. pp. 715–716. SELIBR 53509.
  3. ^ "Knut Georg Hilding Kring". www.finngraven.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 October 2019.

External linksEdit

Military offices
Preceded by
Gustaf Dyrssen
Defence Staff's Communications Department
1939–1945
Succeeded by
Carl von Horn
Preceded by
Richard Åkerman
Royal Swedish Army Staff College
1946–1949
Succeeded by
Carl Fredrik Lemmel
Preceded by
Fernando Odenrick
Boden Fortress
1951–1954
Succeeded by
Stig Harry Gerlach
Preceded by
Åke Sundberg
Swedish Army Signal Troops
1954–1955
Succeeded by
Fale Burman
Preceded by
Thord Bonde
VII Military District
1955–1957
Succeeded by
Regner Leuhausen
Preceded by
Ivar Gewert
Quartermaster-General of the Swedish Army
Swedish Army Quartermaster Corps

1957–1963
Succeeded by
Folke Diurlin
Preceded by
Ivar Gewert
Vice Chief of the Royal Swedish Army Supply Administration
1957–1963
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
None
Quartermaster Administration
1963–1964
Succeeded by
Sam Myhrman