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Now Gotland is being upgraded militarily at record speed

Hard copy from Dagens Nyheter, 2022-05-14 12:58

Original title of the article: https://www.dn.se/sverige/ekobyn-har-blivit-granne-med-skjutfaltet-nu-rustas-gotlands-forsvar-upp-i-rekordfart/

Environmental cooperative has become a neighbor with a rusty shooting range. A farmer worries about what will happen to the lambs when heavy artillery begins firing them from the pastures.

Måns Mosesson and Roger Turesson of DN visited Gotland, where the wait for Swedish membership in NATO felt on the skin.

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In the eco-village of Sodderbyen, ecologist Robert Hall works to find ways to farm without soil.

Photo: Roger Turrison

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Robert Hall has a long international career behind him, including being an election observer in Ukraine.

Photo: Roger Turrison

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Private Sarah Carlson, right, is herself from Gotland and is happy to rebuild the regiment.

Photo: Roger Turrison

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The number of P18 recruits will be increased in a few years from the current 40 to about 250.

Photo: Roger Turrison

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After her military service, Gotlander Sarah Carlson sought to return to her native island to help build the shooting range again.

Photo: Roger Turrison

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Officer Magnus Frykvall took the position of commander of the P18 regiment just as the security situation in Europe changed dramatically.

Photo: Roger Turrison

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Gunnar Anderson and his daughter Frida have over a hundred sheep on the family grounds in Kalong.

Photo: Roger Turrison

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In Rams’ Grass the Defense now plans to train to fire the Archer Artillery System.

Photo: Roger Turrison

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Boat builder Johan Hallén was forced to change its premises due to the expansion of the military.

Photo: Roger Turrison

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Johan Hallen believes that the debate over NATO membership has moved very quickly.

Photo: Roger Turrison

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In the officers’ gallery, a room near the upper floor of the boarding house, the regiment commander Magnus Freikvall is surrounded by portraits of his representatives.

Photo: Roger Turrison

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In addition to more recruits, P18 will soon be expanded with about a hundred new professional soldiers.

Photo: Roger Turrison

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An eco-village guest, an artist from China, painted the message Now Meet Soldiers at the entrance to the Tofta shooting range.

Photo: Roger Turrison

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The villagers’ meals are now accompanied by bangs and slaps.

Photo: Roger Turrison


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