Norrlands dragonregemente

Norrlands dragonregemente

Active 1853–2004
Country Sweden
Type cavalry regiment
Motto none
Colors Blue and orange-yellow
Engagements Nowodwor 1655

Norrlands dragonregemente (Norrland Dragoon Regiment), also K 4 or K 8, was a Swedish Army cavalry regiment located in the province of Lappland that traces its origins back to the 17th century. It is still in active service.

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History

The regiment has its origin in Ångermanlands, Medelpads och Jämtlands regemente raised in 1646. From 1689 on, this regiment was named Jämtlands dragonregemente, but had only one company of cavalry troops. This company was semi-separate, with the name Jämtlands kavallerikompani and had been split off from Bohus-Jämtlands kavalleriskvadron in 1670. The company was renamed Jämtlands hästjägarskvadron in 1802 and after receiving another squadron it was organized into a battalion and renamed Jämtlands hästjägarkår in 1834.

The corps gained full status as a separate unit in 1853 and was given the designation K 8 (8th Cavalry Regiment). It was renamed Norrlands dragonregemente in 1892 and when merged with parts of Kronprinsens husarregemente in 1927 it was redesignated K 4 but kept its name before being reorganized to a battalion and renamed Norrlands dragoner in 1958. Finally the regiment was renamed back to its old name in 1980.

See also the history for Jämtlands fältjägarregemente.

Campaigns

See also the campaigns for Jämtlands fältjägarregemente.

Organization

1833

See also the organization for Jämtlands fältjägarregemente.

Various

The regimental names:

Names
Bohus-Jämtlands kavalleriskvadron Bohuslän-Jämtland Cavalry Squadron 5 September 1661 1670
Jämtlands kavallerikompani Jämtland Cavalry Company 1670 1802
Jämtlands hästjägarskvadron Jämtland Horse Ranger Squadron 1802 18 July 1834
Jämtlands hästjägarkår Jämtland Horse Ranger Corps 19 July 1834 31 December 1892
Norrlands dragonregemente Norrland Dragoon Regiment 1 January 1893 30 June 1958
Norrlands dragoner Norrland's Dragoons 1 July 1958 31 March 1980
Norrlands dragonregemente Norrland Dragoon Regiment 1 April 1980
Designations
K 8 25 May 1853 31 December 1927
K 4 1 January 1928
Training grounds and garrison towns
Frösö läger 1802 1894
Stockholm (G) 1894 12 October 1900
Umeå (G) 13 October 1900 31 March 1980
Arvidsjaur (G) 1 April 1980

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References

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