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 +====== Colonel William Ruthen’s Regiment of Foot======
 +<WRAP right>
 +|**Active**|1642 to 1643|
 +|**Conflicts**|First Civil War|
 +|**Colonel**|William Ruthen|
 +|**Area Raised**|Devon|
 +| |Scotland|
 +|**Flag Colour**||
 +|**Flag Design**| |
 +|**Field Armies**|Ruthen 1643?|
 +//​Parliamentarian foot possibly raised in Devon early in the First Civil War, may have included a Scots contingent//​
 +===== Service History =====
 +  *November: Raised from Scots at Plymouth? ​
 +  *January: Battle of Braddock Down?
 +  *January: Stormed at Saltash?
 +It’s not clear that this regiment actually existed. In November 1642 a contingent of 200 Scots soldiers travelling from Ireland to join the French army were forced into Plymouth by bad weather. A number of Scots officers are thereafter noted as serving in the garrison of Plymouth. Possibly the Scots were recruited by Ruthen and served at Braddock Down and Saltash. They were likely disbanded after heavy losses.
 +===== Flags=====
 +=====Notable Officers=====
 +====Colonel William Ruthen====
 +=====See Also======
 +===== Links =====