Colonel Ralph Weldon’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643-5
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelRalph Weldon
Area RaisedKent
Coat ColourRed
Flag ColourCrimson
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesWaller 1644-5

Parliamentarian regiment of foot from Kent serving with Waller’s Southern Association

Service History

1643

  • November: Raised in Kent

1644

  • January: Weldon commissioned Colonel
  • February: Sir William Springate’s Regiment of Foot reduced into Weldon's
  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • May: Skirmish at Newbridge?
  • June: Skirmish at Newbridge?
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • July to August: Siege of Donnington Castle
  • August: Siege of Wareham
  • November: In garrison at Lyme Regis

1645

Notes

Coats and Flags

Red coats, crimson flags 2).

Notable Officers

A list of officers is shown in Laurence Spring's Waller's Army, The Regiments of Sir William Waller's Southern Association The Pike and Shot Association 2007 ISBN 978-1-902768-34-2

Col Ralph Weldon

Strength

  • January 1644: 11 Companies
  • September 1644: 500 men

See Also

1) Flag images by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846