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Sergeant Major General Philip Skippon’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelPhilip Skippon
Coat ColourRed lined Yellow
Red or Grey
Area RaisedLondon
Flag ColourRed or Green
Flag DesignUncertain
Field ArmiesWarwick 1642
Essex 1643-5

Parliamentarian regiment of foot raised as part of the Earl of Warwick’s reserve army and fighting as part of the Earl of Essex’s army during the First Civil War

Service History


  • November: Raised


  • April: Siege of Reading
  • 20th September: First Battle of Newbury
  • October: Taking of Newport Pagnell?
  • December: Storm of Grafton House?


  • May: Skirmish at Gosford Bridge and Enslow?
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury



Coats, Flags and Equipment

Skippon's foot were issued red coats lined yellow in November 1642. In December 1642 they received flags of an unknown hue. In August 1643 they were issued new coats, likely red or grey 1). 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).

Notable Officers

Philip Skippon

Lieutenant-Colonel Ashfield


  • December 1642: 12 companies

See Also

Skippon's are re-enacted by Sergeant Major Philip Skippon's Regiment of Foote of the Sealed Knot.

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846