Ränneslätt outside Eksjö in Småland, is considered one of the country’s oldest military training places and meeting place. The Swedish King Erik XIV patterned Swedish army here in 1564 while the war against Denmark. In 1690 Ränneslätt became a permanent exercise and meeting place for the Småland Cavalry Regiment.
During World War II a detention camp was established for about 1,000 German and 167 Baltic soldiers in Ränneslätt. The soldiers were mainly engaged in trench work, road construction and even builded a “theater lodge” that later became part of the Göta Engineer Regiment recreation. The camp was discharged in November 1945 before ”Swedish extradition of Baltic soldiers”.