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 +======Sir Walter Riddell of Riddell’s Foot======
 +
 +<WRAP right>
 +|**Active**| 1644|
 +|**Country**|Scotland|
 +|**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
 +|**Conflicts**|First Civil War|
 +|**Type**|Foot|
 +|**Colonel**|Sir Walter Riddell|
 +|**Area Raised**|Roxburghshire|
 +|**Coat Colour**| |
 +|**Flag Colour**||
 +|**Flag Design**||
 +|**Field Armies**| ​ |
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +//​Covenanters fighting in the Borders area in 1644//
 +
 +===== Service History =====
 +====1644====
 +  *Raised in Roxburghshire and rendezvous at Douglas
 +  *Raid the Cumberland Royalists
 +  *Riddell commissioned Lt Col of [[covenanter:​foot-regiments:​master-of-cranstoun|William,​ Master of Cranstoun’s Regiment of Foot]]
 +
 +=====Notes====
 +A history of the unit is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s //A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651// Edinburgh, 1990. ISBN 0 85976 194 0
 +
 +Riddell’s men were probably not formally regimented; Furgol labels them a ‘retinue’. ​ They likely either disbanded or followed Riddell into Cranstoun’s foot. 
 +
 +=====Flags and Equipment=====
 +=====Notable Officers=====
 +====Sir Walter Riddell of Riddell====
 +
 +=====Strength=====
 +=====See Also======
 +===== Links =====
 +