Sir George Vaughan’s Regiment of Horse

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643 to 1644
ConflictsFirst Civil War
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


  • 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?


  • 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



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?


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

See Also

1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs