Sir George Vaughan’s Regiment of Horse

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643 to 1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeHorse
ColonelSir George Vaughan
Area Raised
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignMotto Experto Crede
Field ArmiesHopton 1643-4
Oxford 1643-4

Royalist Regiment of horse that served with the Marquis of Hertford's forces, then with the Oxford Army on the 1644 campaign

Service History

1643

  • July: Battle of Lansdown
  • July: Battle of Roundway Down?
  • July: Storm of Bristol
  • August to September: Siege of Gloucester
  • September: First Battle of Newbury
  • November to March 1644: Siege of Wardour Castle?

1644

  • March: Battle of Cheriton
  • June: Battle of Cropredy Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • September: Skirmish on Caradon Down
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury
  • November: Relief of Donnington Castle

Notes

Flags

Symonds noted Vaughan's cornet in April 1644 as blue fringed blue and white with a motto on a scroil 'EXPERTO CREDE' (see Flag Illustration above).

Notable Officers

Sir George Vaughan

Of Pembrey Camarthenshire?

Strength

  • March 1644: 2 troops at Cheriton
  • April 1644: 80 troopers

See Also

1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs