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 +|**Flag Illustration 1**|{{:​parliamentarian:​waller_h.jpg?​200|{{:​parliamentarian:​waller_h.jpg?​200|}}((Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine))|
 +|**Flag Illustration 2**|{{:​parliamentarian:​capt_kightley.jpg?​200|}}((Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine))|
 |**Active**|1642-45| |**Active**|1642-45|
 |**Country**|England| |**Country**|England|
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 ====1642==== ====1642====
   *August to September: Siege of Portsmouth   *August to September: Siege of Portsmouth
-  *October: Battle of Edgehill+  *23rd October: Battle of Edgehill
   *November: Standoff at Turnham Green   *November: Standoff at Turnham Green
   *December: Storm of Farnham Castle   *December: Storm of Farnham Castle
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   *April: Taking of Leominster   *April: Taking of Leominster
   *May: Siege of Worcester ​   *May: Siege of Worcester ​
-  *June: Skirmish at Chewton Mendip+  *10th June: Skirmish at Chewton Mendip
   *June: Skirmish at Beckington and Leigh   *June: Skirmish at Beckington and Leigh
   *July: Skirmish at Monckton Farleigh   *July: Skirmish at Monckton Farleigh
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-=====Flags===== +=====Flags ​and Equipment===== 
-Yellow+Waller'​s regiment appear to have eventually carried flags with yellow field colours, however Capt Kightly'​s red cornet might show that they started with cornets of different colours from the different troops from which the regiment was formed, and that these persisted for some time. 
  
-=====Notable Officers=====+==Sir William Waller== 
 +Waller'​s cornet was yellow (Illustration 1). According to Blount: //Sir William Waller figured a tree full of fruit and a Coat of Armes hanging on it, the motto FRUCTUS VIRTUTIS//​((//​The Art of making Devises// 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655)). (Illustration 1)
  
-====Sir William Waller====+==Capt Edward Kightly== 
 +Kightly'​s cornet had a red field (Illustration 2), a horseman and the motto //PRO DEO REGE ET REGNO// ie 'For God, King and Kingdom'​.
  
 +==Sir Faithful Fortescue==
 +//Sir Faithfull Fortescu, (before his recesse) represented an Escu or shield, superscribed LA FORT, alluding to his name//​((//​The Art of making Devises// 2nd Ed, Thomas Blount, London, 1655)). ​
  
 +=====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
 +====Sir William Waller====
 +[[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​sir-william-waller|Sir William Waller]]
 +====Sir Faithful Fortescue====
 +Major to Waller'​s horse in 1642, he held lands in County Antrim until they were over-run in the Irish rebellion and he was dismissed as governor of Carrickfergus in favour of the Scots. He was given command of one of the troops of horse raised in England for the expeditionary force to Ireland ((A List of the Field Officers...,​ London 1642. British Library Thomason Tracts
 +E 669 f6 (32) )) but soon found it absorbed into Essex'​s army. At Edgehill he and his troop defected to the Royalists by advancing from the Parliamentary lines and firing their pistols into the ground, then joining Prince Rupert'​s wing. He served thereafter in the Royalist army, where he is said to have been commissioned as a colonel((//​The Old Service: Royalist regimental colonels and the Civil War, 1642-6// P.R. Newman, Manchester University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-7190-3752-2)).
 +====Captain Edward Kightly====
 +Killed at Chewton Mendip in June 1643. 
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 +  *March 1644: 11 troops at Cheriton
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
  
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====
 Waller'​s horse are re-enacted by [[http://​www.wallershorse.co.uk/​index.html|Sir William Waller'​s Lifeguard of Horse]] of the Sealed Knot.  Waller'​s horse are re-enacted by [[http://​www.wallershorse.co.uk/​index.html|Sir William Waller'​s Lifeguard of Horse]] of the Sealed Knot.