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 =====Coats, Flags and Colours===== =====Coats, Flags and Colours=====
-Sir John Gell's foot wore grey coats. His descendants still possess a foot ensign that is highly likely to be one carried by the regiment. It is golden-yellow with five blue stars, probably belonging to the fourth or fifth or captain'​s company. Another colour of this type survived until the 1800s but has been lost((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​+Sir John Gell's foot wore grey coats. His descendants still possess a foot ensign that is highly likely to be one carried by the regiment. It is golden-yellow with five blue stars, probably belonging to the fourth or fifth or captain'​s company. The flag is now displayed at the National Army Museum in London. Another colour of this type survived until the 1800s but has been lost((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​
  
 It is possible that only Gell's own company (and possibly that of his brother and Lieutenant Colonel) were uniformed. The draft of 120 men he received from Hull had been issued with uniform from the Irish stores before they left London. The arrival of one of these men is noted in a later petition. //"​your peticoner comeing from Hull with that Company of ffoote, called Grey coates"​.//​ ((N.A. SP28/​226/​pt3)) Other men joined the Company later //"​That your peticoners husband Thomas Milnes was a souldier under Sr William Waller for a certayne time, and after was under Colonell Gell of the grey Coates company."//​ ((N.A. SP28/​226/​pt2)). The unit still maintained it's identity in 1645 when a bill recorded the making of //"​Shooes for Grey Coates"//​ ((N.A. SP28/​226/​pt3)) It is possible that only Gell's own company (and possibly that of his brother and Lieutenant Colonel) were uniformed. The draft of 120 men he received from Hull had been issued with uniform from the Irish stores before they left London. The arrival of one of these men is noted in a later petition. //"​your peticoner comeing from Hull with that Company of ffoote, called Grey coates"​.//​ ((N.A. SP28/​226/​pt3)) Other men joined the Company later //"​That your peticoners husband Thomas Milnes was a souldier under Sr William Waller for a certayne time, and after was under Colonell Gell of the grey Coates company."//​ ((N.A. SP28/​226/​pt2)). The unit still maintained it's identity in 1645 when a bill recorded the making of //"​Shooes for Grey Coates"//​ ((N.A. SP28/​226/​pt3))