Sir Edward Stradling’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration 1)
Active1642-1644
CountryWales
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Edward Stradling
John Stradling
Thomas Stradling
Area RaisedGlamorgan
Coat ColourRed or Blue
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignWhite Cinquefoils
Field ArmiesOxford

Later Colonel John Stradling's, then Colonel Thomas Stradling's Regiment of Foot

Royalist regiment of foot of the Oxford Army raised in Glamorgan

Service History

1642

  • 23rd October: Battle of Edgehill
  • 13th November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • 9th December: Garrison of Reading

1643

  • May: Quartered at Culham Camp
  • 26th July: Storm of Bristol
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • 20th September: First Battle of Newbury
  • December: Battle of Alton Church (det)?

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton (det)
  • April: Mustered at Aldbourne Chase
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Clad in either all red or all blue suits of coats, breeches and montero hats in July 1643 along with the other Royalist foot regiments then in Oxford 2).

Notable Officers

Sir Edward Stradling

John Stradling

Thomas Stradling

Strength

  • April 1644: 264 at Reading
  • April 1644: At Aldbourne Chase mustered 8 Captains, 9 Lieutenants, 10 Ensigns, 10 Gentlemen, 21 Sergeants, 29 Corporals, 18 Drummers, 246 Soldiers 3)

See Also

1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
3) British Library Harleian ms 986.