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-Initially consisted of six companies of some 1,200 men exclusive of officers recruited predominantly from London apprentices ​of the butchering and dying trades. By 1 October 1642 the regiment consisted of 1,130 men exclusive of officers in ten companies. The regiment maintained a reputation for being both godly and ill-disciplined. 400 Musketeers from Holles'​ regiment were interlaced with Ramsey’s squadrons at Edgehill.+Initially consisted of six companies of some 1,200 men exclusive of officers recruited predominantly from London apprentices. By 1 October 1642 the regiment consisted of 1,130 men exclusive of officers in ten companies. The regiment maintained a reputation for being both godly and ill-disciplined. 400 Musketeers from Holles'​ regiment were interlaced with Ramsey’s squadrons at Edgehill.
  
-The regiment suffered heavy losses at Brentford and was disbandedSome of the survivors were used to recruit [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​philip-skippon|Sergeant Major General Philip Skippon’s Regiment of Foot]], while the remainder were sent into Sussex and formed the basis of [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​herbert-morley|Colonel Herbert Morley’s Regiment of Foot]]. ​+The regiment suffered heavy losses at Brentford ​alongside [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​lord-brooke-london|Lord Brooke’s Regiment of Foot]], following which the Royalists cynically called them //​butcher ​and dyers//, probably referring to Holles'​ red coats and Brookes'​ purple coatsDisbanded soon after, some of the survivors were used to recruit [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​philip-skippon|Sergeant Major General Philip Skippon’s Regiment of Foot]], while the remainder were sent into Sussex and formed the basis of [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​herbert-morley|Colonel Herbert Morley’s Regiment of Foot]]. ​
  
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