Middle Military District

Middle Military District (Swedish: Mellersta militärområdet, Milo M) was a Swedish military district, a command of the Swedish Armed Forces that had operational control over Middle Sweden, for most time of its existence corresponding to the area covered by the counties of Östergötland, Södermanland, Stockholm, Uppsala, Västmanland, Örebro, Värmland, Kopparberg (now Dalarna County) and Gävleborg. The headquarters of Milo M were located in Strängnäs.

Middle Military District
Mellersta militärområdet
Heraldic arms
Active1991–2000
Country Sweden
AllegianceSwedish Armed Forces
BranchMulti (Sea, Air and Land)
TypeMilitary district
RoleOperational, territorial and tactical operations
Garrison/HQSträngnäs
March"I parad" (Trobäck)[note 1]

HistoryEdit

Milo M was created in 1991 when the number of military districts of Sweden was decreased to five, and as a consequence of that, the Eastern Military District (Milo Ö) was merged with Bergslagen Military District (Milo B) to create this new military district. In 1993, the number of military districts of Sweden was decreased to three, and as a consequence of that, the territory of Gävleborg County formerly part of Lower Norrland Military District (Milo NN), was merged into the military district. In 2000, these last three military districts were disbanded and the command for the whole of Sweden was placed at the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters, in accordance with the Defence Act of 2000.

Heraldry and traditionsEdit

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms of the Middle Military District Staff 1991–2000. It was also used by the Middle Military District Staff (Mellersta militärdistriktsstaben, MD M) 2000–2005. Blazon: "Or, the provincial badge of Södermanland, a griffon segreant sable, armed and langued gules, on a chief azur three open crowns fesswise or. The shield surmounting an erect sword of the last colour."[2]

MedalsEdit

In 2000, the Mellersta militärområdesstabens (MilostabM) minnesmedalj ("Middle Military District Staff (MilostabM) Commemorative Medal") in silver (MiloMSMM) of the 8th size was established. The medal ribbon is of yellow moiré with a black stripe on each side and a broad red stripe on the middle.[3]

Commanding officersEdit

Military commandersEdit

Chiefs of StaffEdit

  • 1991–1992: Bengt Anderberg
  • 1992–1993: Svante Bergh
  • 1993–1994: ???
  • 1994–1995: Lennart Rönnberg
  • 1995–1997: Anders Lindström
  • 1997–2000: Kjell Koserius

Names, designations and locationsEdit

Name Translation From To
Middle Military District Mellersta Military District 1991-07-01 2000-06-30
Avvecklingsorganisation Decommissioning Organisation 2000-07-01 2001-03-31
Designation From To
Milo M 1991-07-01 2000-06-30
Location From To
Strängnäs Garrison 1991-07-01 2001-03-31

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The march was adopted in 1994 and was established on 13 June 1996. It was used by the Middle Military District (Mellersta militärdistriktet) from 2000 to 2005.[1]

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Sandberg 2007, p. 78
  2. ^ Braunstein 2006, p. 17
  3. ^ Braunstein 2007, p. 112

PrintEdit

  • Braunstein, Christian (2006). Heraldiska vapen inom det svenska försvaret [Heraldry of the Swedish Armed Forces] (PDF). Skrift / Statens försvarshistoriska museer, 1101-7023 ; 9 (in Swedish). Stockholm: Statens försvarshistoriska museer. ISBN 91-971584-9-6. SELIBR 10099224.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Braunstein, Christian (2007). Utmärkelsetecken på militära uniformer [Decorations on Swedish military uniforms] (PDF). Skrift / Statens försvarshistoriska museer, 1101-7023 ; 12 (in Swedish). Stockholm: Statens försvarshistoriska museer. ISBN 978-91-976220-2-8. SELIBR 10423295.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Holmberg, Björn (1993). Arméns regementen, skolor och staber: [en uppslagsbok] : en sammanställning (in Swedish). Arvidsjaur: Svenskt militärhistoriskt bibliotek (SMB). ISBN 91-972209-0-6. SELIBR 7796532.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Sandberg, Bo (2007). Försvarets marscher och signaler förr och nu: marscher antagna av svenska militära förband, skolor och staber samt igenkännings-, tjänstgörings- och exercissignaler (in Swedish) (New ed.). Stockholm: Militärmusiksamfundet med Svenskt marscharkiv. ISBN 978-91-631-8699-8. SELIBR 10413065.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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