ROYAL VÄRMLANDS REGIMENT
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The regiment traces its history to the fänika (tactical unit
used in the late dark ages) raised in Värmland and Dal during the 1500:s. Gustaf II Adolf
formed a regiment within Södermanland, Närke and Värmland, later it was formed
exclusively within Närke and Värmland. This regiment was known as Närke-Värmlands
regiment. The first commander was Alexander Lesley. In 1812 it was split in two. The
two regiments became known as Närkes regiment and Värmlands regiment.
Värmlands regiment was located in Karlstad until 1992 when it was relocated
to Kristinehamn. The regiment was numbered 22 but this changed to 2 in 1939 when Göta
lifeguards was disbanded. From 1993-2000 the regiment raised the 2nd infantrybrigade that
was being reorganized from a motorized infantrybrigade to a mechanized
infantrybrigade with Pbv 501 (the swedish version of the BMP-1). The regiment was
disbanded in 2000.
The regiments colors are yellow and black.
THE CROSSING OF THE BÄLT 1658