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Colonel Jonas Vandruske’s Regiment of Horse

Active1645 to 1646
CountryEngland
Scotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelJonas Vandruske
Area RaisedEngland
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeven 1645-6

Horse regiment forming part of the Covenanter army in 1645, but composed mainly of Englishmen left unemployed after the creation of the New Model Army

Service History

1645

  • Raised from unemployed troopers in England
  • July: Siege of Hereford?
  • October: Battle of Carlisle Sands?
  • November to May 1646: Siege of Newark

1646

  • May: Taking of Newark

Notes

Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

A list of the regiment's officers is shown in Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 1. The Army of the Covenant 1639-1651 Partizan Press 1998 ISBN 094652550

Jonas Vandruske

Variously Van Druschke etc. Previously led a regiment of horse in Waller’s army, Colonel Jonas Vandruske's Regiment of Horse, until it was disbanded in April 1645

Strength

  • January 1646: 324 troopers

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