18th Armoured Regiment Gotland Regiment, Swedish Army

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18TH ARMOURED REGIMENT GOTLAND REGIMENT, SWEDISH ARMY

History: Raised in 1811 as Nationalbeväringen å Gotland, later renamed Gotlands nationalbeväring. In 1887 reorganised as Gotlands infanteriregemente and Gotlands artillerikår. In 1963 transferred to the Armoured Troops
While Infantry the Regiment first carried the number 27, but in 1928 renumbered 18, when the Västmanlands regemente that had been number 18 was disbanded. P18 was disbanded in 2004 and reformed 1 January 2018
Garrison: Visby.

Coat of arms (crest) of 18th Armoured Regiment Gotland Regiment, Swedish Army

(Arms)
Coat of arms (crest) of 18th Armoured Regiment Gotland Regiment, Swedish Army

(Shoulder Strap Insignia)


Official blazon
Swedish I blått fält Gotlands vapenbild, en stående vädur av silver med beväring av guld bärande på en korsprydd stång av guld ett rött banér med bård och fem flikar av guld.

Skölden lagd över två pansrade armar, vardera hållande ett svärd, allt av guld .

English blazon wanted

Origin/meaning

The Provincial Arms of Gotland with Armoured insignia.

Regimental Colour


Literature: Christian Braunstein: Svenska Försvarsmaktens fälttecken efter millennieskiftet - Flags and Standards of the Swedish Armed Forces after the Turn of the Century. Christian Braunstein: Heraldiska vapen inom det svenska försvaret - Heraldry of the Swedish Armed Forces.


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