Swedish Amphibious Corps
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.
Coat of arms of the Amphibious Corps.
|Founded||1 July 2000|
|Part of||Swedish Navy|
|March||"För kustartilleriet" (Åke Dohlin)|
|Engagements||War in Afghanistan|
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)
- 2nd Amphibious Battalion
- HQ Company
- 202nd Coastal Ranger Company
- 204th Rifle Company
- 205th Rifle Company
- 206th Rifle Company
- Support Company
- 17th Amphibious Patrol Boat Company - the company also has anti-submarine warfare capable units based in Gothenburg.
- VBSS troop
- 28th Home Guards Battalion Roslagen
- 29th Home Guards Battalion Södertörn
- 32nd Home Guards Battalion Gotland
- 132nd Naval Security Company
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".
- 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.