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 The flag illustrated above represents eleven captured at Marston Moor that were described as 'red with white crosses'​. Assuming that they were from the same regiment, Newcastle'​s is the prime candidate as it mustered fourteen companies in 1642 and no other regiment present is known to have exceeded ten companies. The evidence therefore points to this design as the most likely for Newcastle'​s regiment but is in no way definite. ​ The flag illustrated above represents eleven captured at Marston Moor that were described as 'red with white crosses'​. Assuming that they were from the same regiment, Newcastle'​s is the prime candidate as it mustered fourteen companies in 1642 and no other regiment present is known to have exceeded ten companies. The evidence therefore points to this design as the most likely for Newcastle'​s regiment but is in no way definite. ​
  
-Fairfax ((//The Fairfax Correspondence (Volume 2) p 421; Memoirs of the Reign of Charles the First//, G W Johnson, R.Bentley London 1848)) describes the two regiments involved in the assault of Tadcaster as the black regiment and the red regiment: those regiments were Conyers'​s and the other, Newcastle'​s 'life guard'​. Whilst Newcastle'​s famously wore white, his wife wanted the regiment to wear red: it would not be unreasonable to assume that a lifeguard company of Newcastle'​s regiment might have had red coats. However, the  contemporary use of the term 'red regiment'​ described the colour of the flag rather than the colour of the coats. This would lend further weight to the red flags captured at Marston Moor belonging to Newcastle'​s Foot.+Fairfax ((//The Fairfax Correspondence (Volume 2) p 421; Memoirs of the Reign of Charles the First//, G W Johnson, R.Bentley London 1848)) describes the two regiments involved in the assault of Tadcaster as the black regiment and the red regiment: those regiments were Conyers'​s and the other, Newcastle'​s 'life guard'​. Whilst Newcastle'​s famously wore white, his wife wanted the regiment to wear red: it would not be unreasonable to assume that a lifeguard company of Newcastle'​s regiment might have had red coats. However, the  contemporary use of the term 'red regiment' ​usually ​described the colour of the flag rather than the colour of the coats. This would lend further weight to the red flags captured at Marston Moor belonging to Newcastle'​s Foot.
  
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