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Sir Charles Arnott’s Regiment of Horse

Active1650 to 1651
ConflictsThird Civil War
ColonelSir Charles Arnott
Area RaisedFife
Flag ColourRed
Flag Design2 known
Field ArmiesLeslie 1650
Browne 1651

Covenanter horse of the Third Civil War

Service History


  • 2nd February: Inverlochy??


  • Raised in Fife
  • 3rd September: Battle of Dunbar - 3 troops


  • July: Battle of Inverkeithing


Flags & Equipment

Two cornet from Arnott's regiment were probably captured at Inverkeithing. Lt Col Govan's was red with a red and white fringe, small yellow star and large sword and a partial inscription S… QV… PA…. Major Johnston's cornet was red with a red and white fringe and a gold arm and sword. 1)

Notable Officers

Sir Charles Arnott

Died of wounds some months after Inverkeithing

Lt Col William Govan

Major William Johnston


  • 1650: 3 troops

See Also

1) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988