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Sir Gilbert Gerard’s Regiment of Foot

Active1642-1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir Gilbert Gerard
Radcliffe Gerard
Area RaisedLancashire
Coat ColourRed or Blue
Flag Colour
Flag Design
Field Armies

Later Colonel Radcliffe Gerard's Regiment of Foot

Raised as part of the Earl of Derby’s forces in Lancashire, they later served with the Oxford Army, then as garrison of Worcester

Service History

1642

  • September: Siege of Manchester
  • October: Battle of Edgehill
  • November: Storm of Brentford
  • November: Standoff at Turnham Green
  • December: Garrison of Brill

1643

  • January: Skirmish at Brill
  • January: Defence of Brill
  • July: Storm of Bristol
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: First Battle of Newbury

1644

1645

  • May: Stormed in Evesham (det)
  • June: Battle of Winstanstow
  • June: Battle of Naseby (det)
  • October to January 1646: Besieged at Madresfield (det)
  • November: Battle of Denbigh Green

1646

  • March: Battle of Stow on the Wold
  • May to July: Besieged in Worcester
  • June: Besieged in Madresfield (det)
  • July: Surrender at Worcester

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Clad in red or blue coats in July 1643 along with the other Royalist foot regiments then in Oxford 1).

Notable Officers

Gilbert Gerard

Radcliffe Gerard

Strength

See Also

1) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846