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 =====Coats, Flags and Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
 In April 1644 Symonds noted that Lord Hopton'​s blue-coats carried red flags with white five-pointed stars (mullets) ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). In April 1644 Symonds noted that Lord Hopton'​s blue-coats carried red flags with white five-pointed stars (mullets) ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)).
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 +However, Victor Judge has found an interesting reference to Hopton'​s own Yellow Regiment.
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 +E.43.15 ​  
 +April 1644
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 +Some of the Cavaliers in the West were some days since plundering of Sheep near Sir Wil. Wallers quarters, and one of them with a sheep on his back, it seems mistook his way, and chanced to fall into Sir Williams quarters, and there asked which was the Yellow Regiment: and they demanded what Yellow Regiment he meant, and he answered that he was of the Colonels own Regiment, which made it appear to them that the fellow was mistaken. So they led him to Sir Will. Waller, who asked him if he were of his Regiment, no said he, I am of Sir Ralph'​s own Regiment...
  
 Hopton had been issued 2000 muskets from Weymouth by February 1644.((Bodleian Library Rawlinson Ms D395)) These he likely used to equip his foot regiments at Bristol. ​ Hopton had been issued 2000 muskets from Weymouth by February 1644.((Bodleian Library Rawlinson Ms D395)) These he likely used to equip his foot regiments at Bristol. ​
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 [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​sir-ralph-hopton|Ralph,​ Lord Hopton of Stratton]] [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​sir-ralph-hopton|Ralph,​ Lord Hopton of Stratton]]
  
-An interesting reference to Hoptons own Yellow Regiment. +
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-E.43.15 ​   +
-April 1644 +
-Some of the Cavaliers in the West were some days since plundering of Sheep near Sir Wil. Wallers quarters,​and one of them with a sheep on his back,it seems mistook his way,and chanced to fall into Sir Williams quarters,​and there asked which was the Yellow Regiment: and they demanded what Yellow Regiment he meant,and he answered that he was of the Colonels own Regiment,​which made it appear to them that the fellow was mistaken.So they led him to Sir Will. Waller,who asked him if he were of his Regiment,no said he,I am of Sir Ralphs own Regiment...+
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
   *At least 6 companies at Cheriton   *At least 6 companies at Cheriton