SK 1st Artillery Brigade

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1. Artilleribrigade
Wendes artilleribrigade
SK 1Artilleriregiment insignia.png
Insignia of the Wendes Artilleribrigade
Active 1636–
Country  Skandinavia
Allegiance Forsvaret av Skandinavia
Branch Hæren
Type Artillery
Size Brigade
3000 men and women
Part of 11. Artilleridivisjon
Garrison/HQ Växjö
Motto(s) Nulli secundus ("Second to none")
Colors Blue and white
March "Siegestrophäen" (Friedemann)
Battle honours Leipzig (1813), Großbeeren (1813), Dennewitz (1813)
Commanders
Current
commander
Brigade General
Klaus Wallemberg

The 1. Artilleribrigade is a formation of the Kongelige Hæren. The brigade is also known as Wendes artilleribrigade, a name formerly held by an infantry regiment of the Swedish Army. It is headquartered in Växjö.

History[edit]

The regiment has its origins in the Artillery Regiment raised in 1636. That regiment was split into four new regiments in 1794 of which Wendes Artillery Regiment was the one who collected its decorations and history. The regiment was given the designation A 3 (3rd Artillery Regiment) in 1830. In 1893 two companies were split off to form 2nd Svea Artillery Regiment and 2nd Göta Artillery Regiment. The regiment was garrisoned in Kristianstad but moved to Norra Åsum in 1953 and to Hässleholm.

After the military reform of 2003, the regiment was upgraded to a brigade and attached to the 11. Artilleridivisjon. It is headquartered in Växjö.

Campaigns[edit]

  • The Thirty Years' War (1630–1648)
  • The Torstenson War (1643–1645)
  • The Northern Wars (1655–1661)
  • The Scanian War (1674–1679)
  • The Great Northern War (1700–1721)
  • The Hats' Russian War (1741–1743)
  • The Seven Years' War (1757–1762)
  • The Gustav III's Russian War (1788–1790)

Brigade Composition[edit]

  • 1. Artilleribataljon operates in the howitzer artillery role
  • 2. Artilleribataljon operates in the self-propelled howitzer artillery role
    • 21. Artilleribatteri - Equipped with 6 ARCHER self-propelled artillery system
    • 22. Artilleribatteri - Equipped with 6 ARCHER self-propelled artillery system
    • 23. Artilleribatteri - Equipped with 6 RM-70 multiple rocket launcher
  • 3. Anti-tank artilleribataljon operates in the anti-tank artilley role
    • 31. Anti-tank artilleribatteri - Equipped with 6 URO VAMTAC mounting NLAW launchers
    • 32. Anti-tank artilleribatteri - Equipped with 6 XA-203 mounting NLAW launchers
  • 4. Anerkjennelse artilleribataljon operates in the reconnaissance artillery role
    • 41. Anerkjennelse artilleribatteri - Equipped with 6 URO VAMTAC vehicles
    • 42. Anerkjennelse artilleribatteri - Equipped with 6 XA-203 vehicles
  • AB1 Topographic battery
  • AB1 HQ battery
  • AB1 Logistic & support battery
  • AB1 Surveillance and Target Acquisition battery
  • AB1 Electronics & Transmissions battery
  • AB1 Medical battery