Sir Thomas Riddell’s Troop of Dragoons

Active1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeDragoons
Colonel Sir Thomas Riddell
Area RaisedGateshead
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Field ArmiesGarrison

Royalist dragoons in garrison at Tynemouth Castle

Service History

1644

  • February to October: Besieged at Newcastle
  • October: Surrender at Tynemouth Castle

Notes

Riddell’s regiment might have consisted of a troop of horse and a troop of dragoons. See also Sir Thomas Riddell’s Regiment of Foot.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Notable Officers

Sir Thomas Riddell

Captain Gascoyne Eden

Led Riddell's troop of dragoons.

Strength

  • March 1644: A single troop of 80 dragoons

See Also