What about the Swedish military? - Page 4




 
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October 20th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
I meant highways. ooops!

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Originally Posted by AlexKall
They usually do land on runways
Hehe i was mean, i knew what you ment. Im sorry

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Originally Posted by rOk
I read somewhere that your commandos in Congo had a turkey shoot while defending UN food supply convoys.
SSG and FJS has been in many firefights with the rebbels.
They are responsible for the main airport in Bunia, making sure that supplyes are safe, reconosence etc.
October 20th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
Opps sorry, dubble post.
October 20th, 2004  
Doc.S
 
We have been around for sometime now and yes there have even been some action for our UN troops. And for others there have been some more. I dont find to much about the fight in congo, it is more about the swe UN troops psychiatric history. *Boring*

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More than 60,000 Swedish military personnel have been in UN-service since the operations in Greece 1951-52. The first study on Swedish UN soldiers, who had been exposed to combat during the hostilities in the Congo in 1961.
Link:

http://www.ncptsd.org/publications/c.../lundin_o.html

Cheers:
Doc.S

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October 20th, 2004  
Bratwurst
 
What's this about Sweden having no allies? Sweden is part of the EU. The reason they, just like other European countries, aren't armed to the teeth is plain and simple: There is no threat. They've got the tech, are capable, wouldn't idly wait if a threat did arise and as it has been said before: Don't mess with the vikings!
October 20th, 2004  
Doc.S
 
Well the sweeds can if they want but they dont

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1789
28 Apr. Mutiny of the Bounty.
1 Jun. Five Russian ships attack and capture Swedish frigate Venus while anchored in Christiania (Oslo). 12 - 13 Jun. Battle of Porrassalmi. Swedish troop of 650 men defeats 5100 russian soldiers.
24 Aug. First battle of Svensksund, 44 vessels of the Swedish skerri fleet were attacked by 107 Russian ships and suffered severe losses.


1790
9 Jul. Second battle of Svensksund. 195 units of the Swedish Skerry fleet defeats Russian fleet of 255 ships.
Swedish losses 6 ships and 600 men.
Russian losses 61 ships and 9000 men.
Curt von Stedingk appointed swedish ambassador in St Petersburg.
LINK:

http://www.angelfire.com/oz/jenssen/timeline2.html

Cheers:
Doc.S

October 20th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
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Originally Posted by Bratwurst
What's this about Sweden having no allies? Sweden is part of the EU. The reason they, just like other European countries, aren't armed to the teeth is plain and simple: There is no threat. They've got the tech, are capable, wouldn't idly wait if a threat did arise and as it has been said before: Don't mess with the vikings!
Hehe, beeing allience free (ie neutral) means we cant aslong as we want to be neutral

The only documented fightings in Congo is the one with Swedish SF and frence soldiers killing 20 rebels but there are talks about more by FM
October 21st, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Tell the Swedes the bad guys are going to ban Vodka. And the Vikings are back.
October 21st, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
i like swedish army,especially the planes which i think are the best in europe,and due to their landscape i think that they can organise a good defence if needed and use that land scape expiriance in UN peace keeping operations............i admire them allright
January 5th, 2005  
EuroSpike
 
"Battle of Porrassalmi. Swedish troop of 650 men defeats 5100 russian soldiers."

Troops, where all soldiers and units were finnish.

Pori's regiment 3rd company (400 men)
Savo's jaegers (80 men)
Free company (hangarounds, gibseys 100 men)
Karelie's dragoons (30 men)
Karelie's dragoons reserves (50 men)
Uusimaa's dragoons (60 men)

Tot. 720 men

Those old units still exist:

Pori's regiment established in 16.2.1626 for needs of 30yrs war (Pori's brigade since 1960s), unit where i have been trained and served. 3rd company still exists as 3rd Jaeger coy (since 1980s), known also as "rogue three" because gathered hangarounds and criminals.

In WWII troops formed by Pori's regiment took part in winter war in 1939-40 at Summa wich was one of the most important battles and in Karelian isthmus in summer -44.

Savo's jaegers established in 1620 (Savo's brigade since 1775) stationed at Mikkeli near Porrassalmi. Garrison trains jaeger troops, mortar teams, MPs and recon troops. The official magazine of garrison is named as "Porrassalmi".

In 39-40 Savo's jaegers fought at Kollaa and Taipale river. In 41-44 fought at Tyrjä, Siiranmäki and Vuosalmi.

Karelie's dragoons and Uusimaa's dragoon regiment stationed at Lappeenranta, now mostly dispanded or transferred to Häme's regiment stationed at Lahti, except one company. Cavalry without horses.

http://www.porrassalmi.cjb.net/

Pori's brigade official web site http://www.mil.fi/maavoimat/joukot/porpr/perinteet.dsp

Savo's brigade official web site http://www.mil.fi/maavoimat/joukot/savpr/