Orders from Norwegian HQs
This table lists orders from the higher Norwegian commands to
their subordinate units during the first chaotic days.
It is still very incomplete!
Observe that Norwegian time is used. To get German time add
Dates are given as [day #]/[month #], i e the 9th of April is 9/4.
|K.G.||Government decision of Partial mobilisation (1st to 4th Brigade) is brought to K.G. Kristian Laake at General staff by defence minister Birger Ljungberg in person.|
|9/4||04:15||K.G.||2.Div||Mobilisation order may be expected at 06:00|
|9/4||05:00||K.G.||2.Div||All military offices shall be evacuated from Oslo|
|9/4||after 5:00||2.Div||A.R.2||Move regimental office to Gardermoen|
|9/4||after 5:00||2.Div||I.R.4||Move regimental office to Trandum|
|9/4||05:30||K.G.||2.Div||II/IR5 shall be sent from Trandum to Oslo as quick as possible|
|9/4||05:30||2.Div||II/I.R.5||Send a company on trucks to Linnerud, and let the rest of the battalion to follow by train|
|9/4||05:35||K.G.||2.Div||Troops shall be sent to Oslo harbour, to repel landing attempts|
|9/4||05:45||K.G.||2.Div||An attempt has been made to force Oscarsborg fortress. Parts of the crew from a sunken German warship has landed at Digerud, and must be prevented from reaching Oslo.|
|9/4||05:45||2.Div||Garden||Send two companies to Oslo harbour and one company to Digerud|
|9/4||2.Div||military schools in Oslo||Move to the officer schools to mobilisation sites.
Cavalry school to Gardermoen
Cadett school to Terningmoen (Elverum)
Engineer school to Hvalsmoen (Hönefoss)
Artillery school to Gardermoen (except AA which reinforced Oslo AA-defence)
|9/4||06:00||K.G.||2.Div||Mobilise 2.Brig and the section command to the west of Oslofjord, using mobilisation alternative A (invasion over sea) and with motorised supply train.|
|Mobilise the field battalions.|
|9/4||2.Div||D.R.2||Mobilise 2.hjulerytterkp. (bicycle company)|
|9/4||07:30||2.Div||Gen. Inspect. of Cavalry||Send the officer school of the cavalry to the south end of Bunnefjord to stop any enemy advance along the Moss-road toward Oslo.|