Colonel Robert Halket’s Regiment of Horse

Active1650
CountryScotland
AllegianceCovenanter
ConflictsThird Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelRobert Halket
Area RaisedLinlithgow
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field ArmiesLeslie 1650

Covenanter regiment of horse serving at Dunbar in the Third Civil War, then joining the Western Association

Service History

1650

  • Robert Halket authorised to raise a new regiment on the basis of his troop of Sir James Halket’s Regiment of Horse
  • September: Battle of Dunbar
  • September: Escape to Stirling
  • September: Halket, Ker and Strachan sent to the Western Association
  • At Kilmarnock, Halket commissioned Colonel of a Western association cavalry regiment, incorporating his previous troops
  • December: Battle of Hamilton, defeated and dispersed by Lambert

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

Apparently included many Dutchmen and High Germans in the western Association.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Wore buff coats but no armour under the Western Association.

Notable Officers

Robert Halket

Strength

  • Late 1650 under the Western Association, approximately 400 horse

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