ROYAL SÖDERMANLANDS REGIMENT
I 10 P 3 I 10
The regiment traces its heritage to the fänika (tactical unit used in
the late dark ages) raised in Södermanland in the 1500:s. The oldest documents telling of
fänikas and men- at- arms in Södermanland are from 1560. From the fänikas raised in
Närke, Värmland and Södermanland a regiment was formed in 1614. In 1627 this regiment
was devided into two smaller regiments. One of these became Södermanlands regiment
while the other became Närke- Värmlands regiment. In 1921 the
regiment was located in Strängnäs where it still remains. In 1939 the regiment organized
an armored batallion and in 1942 the regiment was transferred to the newly created armored
corps. It got the new name Södermanlands armored regiment and
the new designation P 3. In 1957 the regiment was reorganized into an armored infantry
regiment and got its old name and designation back. In 1963 the regiment was once again
transferred to the armored corps. By now the designation custom had changed and the new
designation became P 10. From 1993-2000 the regiment raised the 10:th mechanized brigade that
reorganizing from Strv 101R and Pbv 302 to Strv 121 and Pbv 302. After 2000 the
regiment will train Pbv 302 and CV 90 units for the new brigades. Tank training
will continue until 2002.
The regiments colors are yellow and black.
THE CROSSING OF THE BELT 1658
SÖDRA STÄKET 1719
The 13:th of August, the anniversary of the action at Södra stäket.