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 =====Coats, Flags and Equipment===== =====Coats, Flags and Equipment=====
 Percy'​s were noted as dressed in white coats in February 1644 and carried white flags differenced by crescents in April 1644. The colour of the crescents is unclear, but likely blue ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). Uniform White Coats ((Harl. Mss.986.f.75)). Colours white with blue crescents ((Harl. Mss.986.f.82)). There has been speculation that Percy'​s regiment were armed with firelocks as an artillery guard as Percy was General of Ordnance. However from the Royalist Ordnance Papers (see below) it seems clear that they were equipped conventionally with pikes and matchlock muskets in 1643.  Percy'​s were noted as dressed in white coats in February 1644 and carried white flags differenced by crescents in April 1644. The colour of the crescents is unclear, but likely blue ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). Uniform White Coats ((Harl. Mss.986.f.75)). Colours white with blue crescents ((Harl. Mss.986.f.82)). There has been speculation that Percy'​s regiment were armed with firelocks as an artillery guard as Percy was General of Ordnance. However from the Royalist Ordnance Papers (see below) it seems clear that they were equipped conventionally with pikes and matchlock muskets in 1643. 
 +Reid states that Percy'​s were formed from detachments sent south by Newcastle in early 1643 as an escort to an ammunition convoy. Often stated as being attached to the artillery train they were a standard Regiment of Foot which served in Thomas Blagge'​s Oxford Brigade in 1644 ((//The Cavalier Army List Vol 2//, Stuart Reid 2013, Partizan Press ISBN:​978-1-85818-655-9))
  
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====