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Hans Majestet Kongens Garde

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Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (HMKG) (lit., His Majesty The King's Guard) is the Norwegian King's lifeguards; they guard the royal residences (the Royal Palace and Skaugum) and Akershus Fortress in Oslo.

The HMKG is in theory under the direct command of The King of Norway. This is rarely the real case, however, as The King of Norway has a symbolic role rather than a political role.

The HMKG is located in Huseby leir in Oslo, except for one company.

Military organization

The HMKG is organized as an infantry battalion of six companies:

  • Kp1 - the rifle company, who fought invading Wehrmacht forces in the battle for Midtskogen Gård in April 1940
  • Kp2 - the escort company
  • Kp3 - the band & drill company, participating in military tattoos all over the world
  • Kp4 - the MOUT (Military Operations on Urban Terrain) company
  • Kp5 - the support company
  • Kp6 - the school company, training new recruits, located at Rena

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