Sir Charles Gerard’s Regiment of Horse

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643 to 1646
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir Charles Gerard
Area Raised
Flag ColourRed
Flag DesignSee below
Field ArmiesOxford
Gerard

Royalist regiment of horse serving in the Oxford Army and in Wales during the First Civil War.

Service History

1643

  • January: Defence of Brill
  • April: Battle of Ripple Field??
  • June: Skirmish at Oddington
  • July: Storm of Bristol
  • September: Battle of Aldbourne Chase
  • September: First Battle of Newbury
  • October: Skirmish at Andover
  • October: Taking of Winchester

1644

  • March: Battle of Newark
  • April: Siege of Kidwelly Castle
  • June: Taking of Cardiff?
  • June: Storm of Carmarthen
  • June: Storm of Cardigan
  • June: Taking of Newcastle Emlyn
  • June: Taking of Laugharne Castle
  • July: Taking of Roch Castle
  • July: Skirmish at Haverfordwest
  • July: Siege of Pembroke
  • November: Relief of Donnington Castle

1645

  • March: Skirmish at Llanidloes?
  • April: Battle of Newcastle Emlyn
  • April: Taking of Haverfordwest
  • April: Taking of Cardigan
  • August: Storm of Huntingdon
  • September: Battle of Rowton Heath
  • November: Battle of Denbigh Green
  • November to February 1646: Besieged at Belvoir Castle??
  • November: Skirmish at Pembridge

Notes

Flags

Gerard's cornet was noted as red with a sphere and the motto 'at all that's round' presumably indicating his opposition to roundheads. Illustration 1 above is an artist's interpretation based on the written description.

Notable Officers

Sir Charles Gerard

Strength

See Also

1) Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine