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The Amphibious Corps (Swedish: Amfibiekåren, Amf) is the coastal defence arm of the Swedish Navy. Until 2000 it was known as the Coastal Artillery (Swedish: Kustartilleriet), but the name was changed to reflect its different role in a post-Cold War world, where its amphibious special operations arm, Kustjägarna, has grown in significance while its coastal batteries have been decommissioned.

Amphibious Corps
Amfibiekåren
Amfibiekåren vapen.svg
Coat of arms of the Amphibious Corps.
Founded1 July 2000; 19 years ago (2000-07-01)
Country Sweden
BranchSwedish Navy
RoleCoastal defense
Amphibious warfare
Part ofSwedish Navy
Motto(s)
  • 2nd Amphibious Battalion: Ubique Vigilans ("Active everywhere")
March"För kustartilleriet" (Åke Dohlin)[1]
EngagementsWar in Afghanistan
EUFOR Tchad/RCA
EUNAVFOR
Insignia
Cap badgeAM.088419.jpg

OrganizationEdit

The 1st Marine Regiment (Amf 1) is the main combat unit of the Amphibious Corps. With its anti-ship missiles, controllable mines and coastal rangers, as well as marine infantry units, it can exercise control in littoral areas. The Regiment is primarily based at Berga naval base near Stockholm. Also based in Gothenburg, is the Marine component of the 13th Security Battalion. In addition, the 1st Marine Regiment is also responsible for training three Home Guard battalions, one of whom is based on Gotland. These are the:

1st Marine Regiment (Amf 1)[2]

Heraldry and traditionsEdit

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms of the Swedish Amphibious Corps since 2000. It was previously used by the Swedish Coastal Artillery 1979–2000 and the Coastal Artillery Center (Kustartillericentrum, KAC) 1995–1997. Blazon: "Gules, two gunbarrels of older pattern in saltire above a flaming grenade and waves, all or".[3]

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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. LIBRIS 10099224.
  • 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. LIBRIS 10413065.

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