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 =====Coats, Flags and Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
 The regiment perhaps wore red coats although the evidence is not conclusive. The Ulster forces had access to red coats, Lorne requested coats all of one colour, and Charles requisitioned coats for his army from Worcester clothiers just prior to the battle, neglecting to pay for them. Red would appear to be the most likely colour but is not definite. In June 2008 Prince Charles the Prince of Wales at last paid off the £453 and 3 shillings debt, failing to account for inflation, as reported by [[http://​news.bbc.co.uk/​1/​hi/​england/​hereford/​worcs/​7444179.stm|BBC News]]. ​ The regiment perhaps wore red coats although the evidence is not conclusive. The Ulster forces had access to red coats, Lorne requested coats all of one colour, and Charles requisitioned coats for his army from Worcester clothiers just prior to the battle, neglecting to pay for them. Red would appear to be the most likely colour but is not definite. In June 2008 Prince Charles the Prince of Wales at last paid off the £453 and 3 shillings debt, failing to account for inflation, as reported by [[http://​news.bbc.co.uk/​1/​hi/​england/​hereford/​worcs/​7444179.stm|BBC News]]. ​
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 Flags were described by Sir James Balfour, Lord Lyon. All flags were blue with the inscription //COUENANT ; FOR RELIGIONE KING AND KINGDOMES// on the reverse side. The Colonel’s flag (Lorne) had a shield containing the arms of Scotland, England and Ireland, quartered; Lt Col Wallace of Achens a silver unicorn; Major Cochrane a gold lyon; 1st Capt 3 gold fleur de lis; 2nd Capt arms of Scotland; 3rd Capt 3 lioncells gradien and gold; 4th Capt a gold Irish harp fringed with silver. ((Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988)) ​ Flags were described by Sir James Balfour, Lord Lyon. All flags were blue with the inscription //COUENANT ; FOR RELIGIONE KING AND KINGDOMES// on the reverse side. The Colonel’s flag (Lorne) had a shield containing the arms of Scotland, England and Ireland, quartered; Lt Col Wallace of Achens a silver unicorn; Major Cochrane a gold lyon; 1st Capt 3 gold fleur de lis; 2nd Capt arms of Scotland; 3rd Capt 3 lioncells gradien and gold; 4th Capt a gold Irish harp fringed with silver. ((Stuart Reid's //Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours// Partizan Press 1988)) ​