On Friday 15 November, The Crown Princess visited the 1st Marine Regiment (AMF 1) at Berga in the Stockholm Archipelago.
The 1st Marine Regiment is part of the Swedish Armed Forces, and acts as a link between naval and army forces. The Crown Princess visited and found out about a number of the regiment's operations.
At the Vanheim memorial building, The Crown Princess visited the regiment's chapel with its plaques in memory of those who have been killed in service. There, The Crown Princess lit a candle to honour their efforts.
In Berga, the 1st Marine Regiment trains divers to retrieve objects, carry out reconnaissance, clear mines and disarm ammunition in water and on land. The Crown Princess learnt about their training and was given a demonstration by attack divers and amphibian divers of how they work to deal with injured people.
The visit ended with The Crown Princess watching an attack practice. The regiment's Combat Boat 90 HSM was used during the practice.
The amphibious unit uses various weapon systems to work in four dimensions: in and under the water, on land and in the air. In this way, it is able to exercise control over coastal areas using controllable mines, robot systems, grenade launchers and other weaponry. The unit is highly mobile, with high speed vessels such as combat boats, supply ships and hovercraft.
Find out more about the 1st Marine Regiment here.