Utti Jaeger Regiment
The Utti Jaeger Regiment is the Finnish Army
Finnish Army
The Finnish Army is the land forces branch of the Finnish Defence Forces.Today's Army is divided into six branches: the infantry , field artillery, anti-aircraft artillery, engineers, signals, and materiel troops.-History of the Finnish Army:Between 1809 and 1917 Finland was an autonomous part of...

 training and development centre for special forces
Special forces
Special forces, or special operations forces are terms used to describe elite military tactical teams trained to perform high-risk dangerous missions that conventional units cannot perform...

 and helicopter
A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by one or more engine-driven rotors. This allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forwards, backwards, and laterally...

 operations. It consists of about 500 personnel of which about 200 are conscripts.


  • Helicopter Battalion (NH90, Hughes MD500), responsible for all helicopter operations of the FDF
  • Airborne Jaeger Battalion
  • Special Jaeger
    Special Jaegers
    Special Jaegers are the primary special operations force of the Finnish Army. They are trained in the Utti Jaeger Regiment. Special Jaegers are trained for demanding special operations in Finland and if needed, abroad....

  • Support Company

Special forces

The Special Jaeger Battalion trains special forces for the Finnish Army. Conscripts are trained in both long range recon, Sissi, MOUT and Air Assault
Air assault
Air assault is the movement of ground-based military forces by vertical take-off and landing aircraft—such as the helicopter—to seize and hold key terrain which has not been fully secured, and to directly engage enemy forces...

 operations. The Battalion includes an Airborne Jaeger Company for the training of conscripts, a Special Jaeger Company consisting of enlisted personnel who have a reserve officer or NCO training, and Military Police School, responsible for the training of career military police
Military police
Military police are police organisations connected with, or part of, the military of a state. The word can have different meanings in different countries, and may refer to:...

 personnel of the Finnish Defence Forces.

The Finnish special forces trace their history to the four long-range patrol units (Kaukopartio-osastot) of the 4th Detached Battalion (Erillinen Pataljoona 4
Erillinen Pataljoona 4
Erillinen Pataljoona 4 was a Finnish Army special forces unit during the Continuation War.The battalion was founded on July 1, 1943 from the existing long range reconnaissance patrols .- Organisation :...

) which fought in the Continuation War
Continuation War
The Continuation War was the second of two wars fought between Finland and the Soviet Union during World War II.At the time of the war, the Finnish side used the name to make clear its perceived relationship to the preceding Winter War...


The colours of the regiment are Vert, a griffin
The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle...

rampant Argent; on canton dexter a sun-wheel shaped fylfot Argent

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