The King attends the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences' formal gathering

On Saturday 11 November, The King attended the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences' 221st formal gathering. The King is patron of the Academy.

The formal gathering began with a ceremony at the Stockholm Stock Exchange, during which The King presented the Academy's medal to member of the Academy Major General Bo Waldemarsson and to Lieutenant Colonel Anders Segerby.

Member of the Academy Bo Waldemarsson received the Academy's gold medal, 8th size, in recognition of his outstanding work within the Academy.

Lieutenant Colonel Anders Segerby received the Academy's silver medal, 8th size, in recognition of his meritorious work in connection with the "Tactics for aerial operations" regulations.

A formal dinner was then held in the Hall of State at Karlberg Palace.

Musical entertainment was provided by the Life Guards' Dragoon Music Corps. A guard of honour from the Life Guards paraded at the Stockholm Stock Exchange and Karlberg Palace.

Director Mikael Odenberg opens the formal gathering. Photo: The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences

The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences

The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciencesexternal link, opens in new window is an independent non-governmental organisation that aims to promote knowledge about the importance of Sweden's defence and security.

The predecessor of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences, the Swedish Military Society, was founded on 12 November 1796. The society initially consisted of four sections: the tactical, artillery, fortification and mathematical sections. A naval section was established in 1804, and the society thus covered the entire armed forces.

On 2 May 1805, the Academy gained royal patronage and its current name thanks to King Gustav IV Adolf.

The King is patron of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences.