Monday, June 14, 2010

Haninge Garrison

Swedish Amphibious Corps

Aiming For The Sky

A Free Lunch!

Here are a few photos of some of the soldiers and civilians that I met at the Haninge garrison on Saturday. On the first photo you can see four members of the Swedish Amphibious Corps. In Swedish that is the Amf 1. They are part of the navy and have their headquarters here at Berga. Hands-on approach might be a good title for the second photo. Everyone that wanted to have a closer look at some of the weapons used by all the different soldiers could do so as proved here. And as the garrison is big and there was a lot of walking around to do it was nice to be able to try some of the freeze-drying food that the military had on offer. The meal here that I ate contained 800 calories according to the smiling soldier that served it to me.

15 comments:

Olivier said...

des démonstrations qui ont du plaire aux enfants

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I would bet $100.00 dollars they got a perfect name for the meal on a stick. Did they tell you what it is?

Steffe said...

Yes I think it is called a green bag or something like that. The soldier called a a grönpåse.Also known as a Real Field Meal.

Gunn said...

Gosh!!
The top photo is great!:)

Peter said...

Look at the size of that gun, boom boom - 800 calories - sounds like a big meal. Great photos

VP said...

That food is exactly the opposite of what I need...
The assault rifles look slightly different from the Ak5 I know, are they something new?

brattcat said...

But did it taste good. And did you feel full after you ate it?

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Great photos.
The meal doesn't look all that big though.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Luis Gomez said...

Steffe, really great pictures.

Halcyon said...

Interesting. Those painted faces are sort of creepy though.

I would not eat an 800 calorie snack, unless it was the only thing around.

arabesque said...

nice, this is quite an interesting post. ^0^
ps:
i'm enjoying all the people photography, i wish i could do the same thing here, people can be quite reluctant, so it's mostly sneaky shots. ^0^

Jørgen Carlsen said...

The smiling soldier does not look as soldierlike as the others.
Thank you for yesterdays suggestion of asking for a portrait. I have learned - from you - to bring the camera nearly always, but yesterday I didn't bring the paper and pencil. Thats the next learning. Todays post and the next two days will be persons - inspired of your portraits. Thanks for that.

Jacob said...

What they really need to show is photos of soldiers with limbs blown off or lying in a desert graves somewhere in no-man's land.

Steffe said...

Luckily I didnt see any of that but I know what you mean Jacob.

T. Becque said...

I love the top photo - the green against the red looks great. I don't know, for 800 calories I would hope to get a lot more than that.