The Crown Princess visits Karlsborg

The Crown Princess visits the Life Regiment Hussars (K3) in Karlsborg.

The Crown Princess visits the Life Regiment Hussars (K3) in Karlsborg. Photo: Robin Krüger/The Swedish Armed Forces

On Friday 24 September, The Crown Princess visited the Life Regiment Hussars (K3) and Soldathemmet in Karlsborg.

The Crown Princess and the head of the regiment, Colonel Barvér, on arrival at Karlsborg.

The Crown Princess and the head of the regiment, Colonel Barvér, on arrival at Karlsborg. Photo: Robin Krüger/The Swedish Armed Forces

During the morning, The Crown Princess was welcomed by the head of the regiment, Ola Barvér, who began by describing operations at the Life Regiment Hussars and Karlsborg Garrison.

The Crown Princess visits the Swedish Armed Forces' Survival School.

The Crown Princess visits the Swedish Armed Forces' Survival School. Photo: Robin Krüger/The Swedish Armed Forces

The Crown Princess receives a training insignia

At the Swedish Armed Forces' Survival School, The Crown Princess was welcomed by Major Jonas Månsson, who spoke about the school's operations. Major Månsson also presented The Crown Princess with the new training insignia for survival instructors. The Crown Princess has previously completed the survival instructor training at the survival school.

The Crown Princess outside Soldathemmet in Karlsborg, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

The Crown Princess outside Soldathemmet in Karlsborg, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Photo: Robin Krüger/The Swedish Armed Forces

Soldier's home celebrates its 100th anniversary

During lunch, The Crown Princess visited Soldathemmet, a soldier's home in Karlsborg that is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The Crown Princess is patron of Soldathemmet. During lunch, the home's chair, Priest Pernilla Tapper, and representative Elisabeth Kindbom described the work of the home and its role for soldiers and veterans.

The Crown Princess tries her hand at manoeuvring an aircraft under the supervision of a pilot from the air unit at K3.

The Crown Princess tries her hand at manoeuvring an aircraft under the supervision of a pilot from the air unit at K3. Photo: Robin Krüger/The Swedish Armed Forces

Aircraft manoeuvring

After lunch, The Crown Princess visited the air unit, where Major Nicklas Fredriksson described the unit's operations and The Crown Princess was given a demonstration of the remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS). The Crown Princess also had the opportunity to help manoeuvre an aircraft under the supervision of a pilot.

The Crown Princess drives a six-wheel drive ATV on the Parachute Rangers' off-road course at Karlsborg.

The Crown Princess drives a six-wheel drive ATV on the Parachute Rangers' off-road course at Karlsborg. Photo: Robin Krüger/The Swedish Armed Forces

Off-road driving with the Parachute Rangers

The Crown Princess ended her visit at the 32nd Intelligence Battalion's Parachute Ranger Squadron, where technical manager Warrant Officer Per-Allan Andersson described the squadron's operations.

The Crown Princess had the opportunity to speak with parachute rangers and was given a demonstration of equipment and the squadron's various functions.

The Crown Princess then tried driving one of the Parachute Ranger Squadrons' six-wheel drive ATVs on the off-road course.

The Crown Princess with a group of parachute rangers.

The Crown Princess with a group of parachute rangers. Photo: Robin Krüger/The Swedish Armed Forces

About the Life Regiment Hussars (K3)

Operations at K3 include a light infantry battalion and an intelligence battalion. The Swedish Armed Forces' Survival School, Parachute Rangers and an air unit with responsibility for remotely piloted aircraft are also based at K3.

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