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 +======Colonel Nathaniel Whetham’s Regiment of Foot======
 +
 +<WRAP right>
 +
 +|**Active**|1660|
 +|**Country**|England|
 +|**Allegiance**|Parliamentarian|
 +|**Conflicts**|Restoration crisis|
 +|**Type**|Foot|
 +|**Colonel**|Nathaniel Whetham|
 +| |Richard Norton|
 +|**Area Raised**|Portsmouth|
 +|**Coat Colour**|Red?​|
 +|**Flag Colour**||
 +|**Flag Design**||
 +|**Field Armies**| |
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +**Later Colonel Richard Norton’s Regiment of Foot**
 +
 +//Regiment of Foot formed from loose companies during the Restoration crisis//
 +
 +===== Service History =====
 +
 +====1660====
 +  *February: Whetham appointed Colonel of a regiment at Portsmouth
 +  *April: Quartered at Chichester and Thorncomb
 +  *June: Richard Norton appointed Colonel
 +  *September: Disbanded
 +
 +=====Notes=====
 +
 +A history of the regiment is given in //The Regimental History of Cromwell'​s Army// by Sir Charles Firth and Godfrey Davies, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940.
 +
 +Colonel Nathaniel Whetham raised a ‘marching regiment’ from loose companies of foot in the Portsmouth garrison in February 1660. They remained in Sussex instead of marching on London. In June 1660 Richard Norton was appointed colonel and the regiment was the first to be disbanded, in the September. ​
 +
 +===== Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
 +Presumably they were issued with red coats. ​
 +=====Notable Officers=====
 +==== Nathaniel Whetham====
 +[[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Nathaniel_Whetham|Nathaniel Whetham]]
 +====Richard Norton====
 +[[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Richard_Norton_of_Southwick_Park|Richard Norton]]
 +=====Strength=====
 +=====See Also======
 +===== Links =====