Sunday, March 11, 2012
Swedish SOG in Video Game
At 0:51 there is Norway's FSK followed by "S SOG".
The above trailer for the upcoming shooter "Medal of Honor: Warfighter" indicates that Swedish and Norwegian special forces soon for the first time will appear in a video game.
A long list of special forces share the abbreviation SOG. But I am pretty sure that the "S SOG" mentioned in the new game trailer can only mean Sweden's Särskilda operationsgruppen, which was formed last year from two SF units (SSG and SIG). Spain too has a SOG, but Spain is usually not indicated by a S but by ES. In addition, Norway's FSK-HJK appear just before "S SOG".
Swedish special forces in the game also don't seem that odd considering that the game engine is Swedish, the same as in "Battlefield 3".
In Swedes at War two of the "grandfathers" of Swedish special forces are featured quite extensively: Allan Mann and Erik G:son Lewenhaupt. Both served in Norwegian/British elite units during WWII. Incidentally, Allan Mann served in Kompani Linge of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a direct precursor of today's Norwegian FSK-HJK. In addition to Allan Mann there were 5 or 6 more Swedes within the SOE, but these had no impact on postwar developments.