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-|**Active**|1644 to 1647|+|**Active**|1644 to 1645|
 |**Country**|Scotland| |**Country**|Scotland|
 |**Allegiance**|Covenanter| |**Allegiance**|Covenanter|
 |**Conflicts**|First Civil War| |**Conflicts**|First Civil War|
 |**Type**|Horse|  |**Type**|Horse|
-|**Colonel**|Alexander Keith| +|**Captain**|Alexander Keith| 
-|**Area Raised**|Aberdeen & Mearns|  +|**Area Raised**|Aberdeen & Mearns|
-| |Stirling, Clackmannan & Lanark| +
 |**Flag Colour**||  |**Flag Colour**||
 |**Flag Design**||  |**Flag Design**||
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   *March: Skirmish at Brig o' Dee   *March: Skirmish at Brig o' Dee
  
-====1646==== 
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-====1647==== 
-  *January: Keith commissioned captain of a troop of the Scots New Model Army 
-  *Serving in north-east Scotland 
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-====1648==== 
-  *May: Keith supports the Engagers and is made Colonel for Stirling, Clackmannan and Lanarkshire 
-  *Likely remain serving in Scotland until September 1648 
  
 =====Notes==== =====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 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
  
-Keith raised one troop for service in England and one for Scotland in 1644, very little is known of the troop in England. His New Model troop was to be formed from troopers in northern Scotland, [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​marquis-of-argyll-s-lifeguard|the Marquis of Argyll’s Lifeguard Troop of Horse]], [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​earl-of-crawford-lindsay|Crawford'​s-Lindsay'​s Troop]] and [[covenanter:​horse-regiments:​james-lord-crichton-and-frendraught|Lord Crichton & Frendraught'​s Horse]]+Keith raised one troop for service in England and one for Scotland in 1644, very little is known of the troop in England. ​
 ===== Flags===== ===== Flags=====
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ==== Alexander Keith of Ludquharn==== ==== Alexander Keith of Ludquharn====
-Brother of the Earl Marischal. Supposedly he was killed at Fyvie, but instead led a troop in the Scots New Model Army in 1647.+Brother of the Earl Marischal. Supposedly he was killed at Fyvie.
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
   *1644: A single troop each for service in Scotland and England   *1644: A single troop each for service in Scotland and England
-  *1647: A troop of 80, reduced to 75 +
-  *1648: 80 additional recruits authorised+
 =====See Also======  =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====