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Gotland Military Command

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Active  1942–2000
Garrison/HQ  Visby
Headquarters  Visby
Country  Sweden
Part of  Defence Staff (1942–1966)
Allegiance  Swedish Armed Forces
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Type  Military Area (1942–1966) Military Command (1966–2000)

Gotland Military Command (Swedish: Gotlands militärkommando, MKG) previously VII. Military Area (Swedish: VII. militärområdet) was a Swedish military area, and later a command in the Swedish Armed Forces. It existed between the years 1942 and 2000. The staff of the military area was located within Gotland Garrison in Visby on Gotland.



Gotland Military Command was established in 1942 as the VII. Military Area (VII. militärområdet) and was commanded by a military commander which had the responsibility of the territorial and land operational task. In 1966 the name was changed to Gotland Military Command and was included as a command in the Eastern Military Area (Milo Ö). This was done in accordance with the new model in which Gotland was too small for a military area. Simultaneously, the operational tasks of the commanders of the naval commands and destroyer squadrons were given to the military commander, which meant that the military commander had full responsibility for the overall operational management of all military forces within the military area.

In 1991, Gotland Military Command became a part of the newly formed Middle Military Area (Milo M), but remained as a staff until the 2000 Defense Decision, when the staff was phased out and replaced in part by the Gotland Military District (MDG).


  • A 7 Gotland Artillery Regiment, Visby. (1942–2000)
  • KA 3 Gotland Coastal Artillery Regiment, Fårösund. (1942–2000)
  • Lv 2 Gotlands luftvärnskår, Visby. (1963–2000)
  • I 18 Gotland Infantry Regiment, Visby (1887–1963)
  • P 18 Gotland Regiment, Visby. (1963–2000)
  • MDG Gotland Naval District, Visby. (1942–1956)
  • MekB 18 Gotland Brigade, Visby. (1949–2000)
  • Commanding officers

  • 1942-1948 – Samuel Lars Åkerhielm
  • 1948-1955 – Ivar Backlund
  • 1955-1955 – Thord Bonde
  • 1955-1957 – Hilding Kring
  • 1957-1959 – Regner Leuhausen
  • 1959-1963 – Fale Burman
  • 1963-1968 – Karl Gustav Brandberg (from 1966 commander of MKG)
  • 1968-1971 – Fredrik Löwenhielm
  • 1971-1980 – Kjell Nordström
  • 1980-1983 – Bengt Tamfeldt
  • 1983-1988 – Lars-Erik Wahlgren
  • 1988-1994 – Sven-Åke Jansson
  • 1994-2000 – Göran De Geer
  • Historical names

    Historical names of the military presence on Gotland:

    Externa länkar

  • Gotland Military History (Swedish)
  • References

    Gotland Military Command Wikipedia

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