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The Närke-Värmland Regiment (Swedish: Närke-Värmlands regemente) was a Swedish Army infantry regiment that traced its origins back to the 16th century. It was split into two new regiments in 1812. The regiment's soldiers were recruited from the provinces of Närke and Värmland.

Närke-Värmland Regiment
Närke-Värmlands regemente
Active 1624–1812
Country Sweden
Branch Swedish Army
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Colours Red and blue (uniform, –1675)
Red and white (uniform, 1675–1691)
March "Stenbocksmarschen" (1939–2000)
Battle honours None[1]

Contents

HistoryEdit

The regiment has its origins in fänikor (companies) raised in Närke and Värmland in the 16th century. In 1614, these units—along with fänikor from the nearby province of Södermanland—were organised by Gustav II Adolf into Södermanlands storregemente, of which eleven of the total 24 companies were recruited in Värmland and five in Närke. Södermanlands storregemente consisted of three field regiments, of which Närke Regiment and Värmland Regiment were two. Sometime around 1624, the grand regiment was permanently split into three smaller regiments, of which Närke Regiment and Värmland Regiment were two. In 1629, these two regiments were merged to form Närke-Värmland Regiment.

The Närke-Värmland Regiment was one of the original 20 Swedish infantry regiments mentioned in the Swedish constitution of 1634. The regiment's first commander was the Scot Alexander Leslie. It was allotted in 1686 (Närke) and 1688 (Värmland). The regiment was split in 1812 into the two original regiments, Närke Regiment and Värmland Regiment.

CampaignsEdit

OrganisationEdit

–1812
  • Livkompaniet
  • Överstelöjtnantens kompani
  • Majorens kompani
  • Örebro kompani
  • Kristinehamns kompani
  • Jösse härads kompani
  • Älvdals kompani
  • Näs kompani
  • Karlstads kompani
  • Nordmarks kompani

Name, designation and garrisonEdit

Name Translation From To
Närkes regemente Närke Regiment 1624 1629
Värmlands regemente Värmland Regiment 1624 1629
Närke-Värmlands regemente Närke-Värmland Regiment 1629 1812-06-07
Designation From To
None
Training ground
or garrison town
From To
Västra fältet 1684 1812-06-07
Ombergsheden 1684 1812-06-07

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Print
  • Braunstein, Christian (2003). Sveriges arméförband under 1900-talet. Stockholm: Statens Försvarshistoriska Museer. ISBN 91-971584-4-5. 
  • Holmberg, Björn (1993). Arméns regementen, skolor och staber: en sammanställning. Arvidsjaur: Svenskt militärhistoriskt bibliotek. ISBN 91-972209-0-6. 
  • Kjellander, Rune (2003). Sveriges regementschefer 1700-2000: chefsbiografier och förbandsöversikter. Stockholm: Probus. ISBN 91-87184-74-5. 
  • Nelsson, Bertil (1993). Från Brunkeberg till Nordanvind: 500 år med svenskt infanteri. Stockholm: Probus. ISBN 91-87184-23-0. 
  • Svensk rikskalender 1908. Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Söner. 1908. 
Online

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Närke-Värmlands regemente was never awarded any battle honours, but the successor unit Värmlands regemente was awarded ten such honours, of which all ten battles were fought under the name of Närke-Värmlands regemente. These ten battle honours were Fredriksodde (1657), Tåget över Bält (1658), Lund (1677), Landskrona (1678), Narva (1700), Düna (1701), Kliszow (1702), Fraustadt (1706), Malatitze (1708), Gadebusch (1712).