THE CAVALRY REGIMENTS

A HISTORIC BRANCH

The cavalry is along with the infantry the oldest of the branches of the army. During the great power period and the following century the number of cavalry regiments was great indeed but during the 1800s the number diminished as regiments were disbanded or transfrerred to the infantry. Before the massacre on the army in 1928 there were eight regiments.

The color of the branch is white.

Name of unit Designation Type of units raised today Notes
Royal lifeguards on horse K 1 Merged with K 2 in 1928 to new K 1
Royal liferegiments dragoons K 2 Merged with K 1 in 1928 to new K 1
Royal liferegiments hussars K 3 Divisional reconnaicense, rangers
Royal Smålands hussars K 4 Disbanded in 1927
Royal Scanian hussars K 5 Merged with K 6 and  K 7 to new K2 in 1928
Royal Scanian dragoons K 6 Merged with K 5 and  K 7 to new K2 in 1928
The crownprince`s hussars K 7 Merged with K 5 and  K 6 to new K2 in 1928
Royal Norrlands dragoons K 8 Arctic rangers Assumed designation K 4 in 1928
Royal lifeguardsquadron K 1 Military police Raised in 1928. Absorbed by I 1 in 2000.
Royal Scanian dragoons K 2 Raised from K 5, K 6 and K 7 in 1928. Transferred to armor in 1942.
Royal Scanian cavalry regiment K 2 Raised in 1945. Disbanded in 1952.
Airborne ranger school FJS Airborne ranger units Raised in 1952