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 +======Colonel Edward Rossiter’s Parliamentary Guard Troop of Horse ======
 +
 +<WRAP right>
 +
 +|**Active**|1648|
 +|**Country**|England|
 +|**Allegiance**|Parliamentarian|
 +|**Conflicts**|Second Civil War|
 +|**Type**|Horse|
 +|**Captain**|Edward Rossiter|
 +| |Richard Fincher|
 +|**Area Raised**|London|
 +|**Flag Colour**||
 +|**Flag Design**| |
 +|**Field Armies**|Garrison|
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +**Later Quartermaster General Richard Fincher’s troop of horse**
 +
 +//A troop of Guards briefly raised to protect Parliament in 1648//
 +
 +===== Service History =====
 +
 +====1648====
 +  *May: Raised as a Guard for Parliament from ex-officers by Colonel Rossiter
 +  *Quartermaster General Fincher takes command
 +  *November: Disbanded
 +
 +=====Notes=====
 +Raised as a guard for Parliament during the Second Civil War of 1648. Initially consisted of volunteer ex-officers led by Colonel Rossiter, and was subsequently put on a regular footing and paid ordinary rates under Quartermaster General of Horse Richard Fincher. With the emergency over, the troop was disbanded in October or November 1648. 
 +
 +===== Flags and Equipment=====
 +=====Notable Officers=====
 +====Edward Rossiter====
 +Rossiter raised the unit from ex-officers in 1648 as a Guard for Parliament.
 +====Quartermaster General Richard Fincher====
 +Fincher served as Quartermaster General of Horse for the New Model Army, holding the rank of Major in 1645. He led the troop as Guards for Parliament in 1648.
 +=====Strength=====
 +A single troop
 +=====See Also======
 +===== Links =====