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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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-=====Flags===== +=====Flags ​and Equipment===== 
-Waller'​s regiment carried yellow cornets.+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
  
-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)). ​+==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) 
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 +==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===== =====Notable Officers=====
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 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 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)). 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 ​Knightly==== +====Captain Edward ​Kightly==== 
-Killed at Chewton Mendip+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.