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-Under Hampden the regiment wore green coats with yellow linings, ​they seem to have kept this coat colour in the 1643 reissue. A pay warrent of 7th Dec 1643 refers to "​Colonell Thomas Terill Colonell of ye green Regimt late of Colonell Hampden"​ (N.A. SP28/​11/​261),​ although this might refer to the colour of their flags.+Under Hampden the regiment wore green coats with yellow linings, ​receiving them as early as August 23rd, 1642 (([[http://​www.battlefieldstrust.com/​brentfordandturnhamgreen/​history/​civil-war-armies/​hampdens-regiment.htm|Battlefields Trust Brentford and Turnham Green Battlefield Trails Project]])). //Note. Although the warrent for the issue of uniform is indeed dated 23/08/42 This is not the date the clothing was issued to the regiment. Two days after the warrant Hampden'​s agent in London received 1000 each of shirts, pairs of shoes and snapsacks, the coats were not received at this date and followed in at least three seperate batches. ​ 460, possibly in two issues of 400 and 60, were received at an unknown date, 400 were received on 06/09/42 and the final 140 3 days later. The last 2 batches at least were delivered to William Smith a London carrier to be transported to the regiment. From this it would appear that the regiment would not have received it uniform until mid-September at the eariest.//​((N.A. SP28/​1A/​161,​ SP28/​2B/​531-2)) ​  ​They ​seem to have kept this coat colour in the 1643 reissue. A pay warrent of 7th Dec 1643 refers to "​Colonell Thomas Terill Colonell of ye green Regimt late of Colonell Hampden" ​((N.A. SP28/11/261)), although this might refer to the colour of their flags.
  
 Although many publications suggest that they carried a green flag with a motto //VESTIGIA NULLA RETRORSUM// this appears to instead have been a cornet from Hampden'​s troop of horse and Hampden'​s foot colours remain unknown, unless the reference to 'ye green Regimt'​ refer to flag colour which appears possible. However a damaged bill addressed to John Hampden, includes the item  "It for ten collers of r[ //torn// ]"​(SP28/​328/​507). In November 1644, with the re-equipping of Essex'​s foot, they were issued either green colours (with differences of yellow billets, yellow half moons or white diamonds), or crimson colours (with differences of yellow mullets or white balls) ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​ Although many publications suggest that they carried a green flag with a motto //VESTIGIA NULLA RETRORSUM// this appears to instead have been a cornet from Hampden'​s troop of horse and Hampden'​s foot colours remain unknown, unless the reference to 'ye green Regimt'​ refer to flag colour which appears possible. However a damaged bill addressed to John Hampden, includes the item  "It for ten collers of r[ //torn// ]"​(SP28/​328/​507). In November 1644, with the re-equipping of Essex'​s foot, they were issued either green colours (with differences of yellow billets, yellow half moons or white diamonds), or crimson colours (with differences of yellow mullets or white balls) ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​