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 +|**Flag Illustration 1**|{{:​parliamentarian:​wardlaw.jpg?​200|}}((Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine))|
 |**Active**|1642-5| |**Active**|1642-5|
 |**Country**|England| |**Country**|England|
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 ====1642==== ====1642====
   *23rd October: Battle of Edgehill   *23rd October: Battle of Edgehill
 +  *November: Battle of Brentford?
   *13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green   *13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
 +There is a brief history of the regiment at [[http://​www.wardlawsdragoones.co.uk/​regiment.htm|Col. James Wardlawe hys Dragoones]]
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 +Reputedly they fought badly at Edgehill, fled the battlefield and sacked their own baggage train; however more recent research does not have them at Edgehill battlefield,​ instead they fit the description of the Regiment of Dragoons tasked to guard the main baggage train some miles distant (their muster records show no losses for Edgehill, which would further support this research). ​ The same muster records would suggest that they fought at Brentford, as their numbers significantly reduced after the battle. (([[http://​www.wardlawsdragoones.co.uk/​regiment.htm|Col. James Wardlawe hys Dragoones]]))
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 By 1644 the remaining troop was attached to the [[parliamentarian:​horse-regiments:​earl-of-essex|Earl of Essex’s Regiment of Horse]] By 1644 the remaining troop was attached to the [[parliamentarian:​horse-regiments:​earl-of-essex|Earl of Essex’s Regiment of Horse]]
 =====Flags and Equipment===== =====Flags and Equipment=====
 Ordered to be issued with 600 Muskets, bandoliers and swords from the Tower stores 16/09/42 (N.A. WO55/​1754) ​ Ordered to be issued with 600 Muskets, bandoliers and swords from the Tower stores 16/09/42 (N.A. WO55/​1754) ​
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 +Wardlaw'​s regiment bore blue guidons with different mottos for each troop, Wardlaw'​s guidon is shown above (Illustration 1)
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Colonel James Wardlawe==== ====Colonel James Wardlawe====
 +Brief biography at [[http://​www.wardlawsdragoones.co.uk/​regiment.htm|Col. James Wardlawe hys Dragoones]]
 ====Captain George Dundas==== ====Captain George Dundas====
 ====Captain Jeremiah Abercromby==== ====Captain Jeremiah Abercromby====
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   *Captain: James Stenchion   *Captain: James Stenchion
     *Surgeon: James Heithley     *Surgeon: James Heithley
 +===Turnham Green===
 +  *Captains Forbes and Hamilton captured (([[http://​www.wardlawsdragoones.co.uk/​regiment.htm|Col. James Wardlawe hys Dragoones]]))
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
   *Established at 5 troops of 100 each   *Established at 5 troops of 100 each
 +  *July 1644: 1 troop of 9 officers and 65 dragoons mentioned in Symonds'​ Diary(( British Library Additional Ms 17062)) ​
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====
 Wardlawe'​s regiment are re-enacted by [[http://​www.wardlawsdragoones.co.uk/​regiment.htm|Col. James Wardlawe hys Dragoones]],​ a regiment of the Sealed Knot.  Wardlawe'​s regiment are re-enacted by [[http://​www.wardlawsdragoones.co.uk/​regiment.htm|Col. James Wardlawe hys Dragoones]],​ a regiment of the Sealed Knot.