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 The Bristol Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 300 men armed with 210 muskets and 90 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They mustered no cavalry.  ​ The Bristol Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 300 men armed with 210 muskets and 90 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They mustered no cavalry.  ​
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 +Between 1658 and 1660 [[http://​www.historyofparliamentonline.org/​volume/​1660-1690/​member/​aldworth-robert-1624-76|Robert Aldworth]] was colonel of Bristol militia. ​
  
  
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 |**Conflicts**|First Civil War| |**Conflicts**|First Civil War|
 |**Type**|Foot|  |**Type**|Foot|
-|**Colonel**|Charleton|+|**Colonel**|Andrew ​Charleton|
 | |Thomas Colston| | |Thomas Colston|
 | |John Taylor|  | |John Taylor|
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 ====1639==== ====1639====
   *Detachment of 60 sent to York for 1st Bishops'​ War   *Detachment of 60 sent to York for 1st Bishops'​ War
 +====1640====
 +  *200 men to be raised for the 2nd  Bishops'​ War
 ====1643==== ====1643====
-  * Garrison of Bristol+  *Garrison of Bristol 
 +  *March: Yeaman'​s and Bowcher'​s plot to betray Bristol to Prince Rupert suppressed
   *July: Besieged in Bristol (With Bristol Volunteers)   *July: Besieged in Bristol (With Bristol Volunteers)
  
 ====1644==== ====1644====
   *Garrison of Bristol   *Garrison of Bristol
 +  *May: Hopton orders the Trained Band to be increased to 1000 men
  
 ====1645==== ====1645====
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 =====Notes===== =====Notes=====
 The Bristol volunteers consisted of around 1000 townsmen hastily raised to defend the city in July 1643. After the storm of Bristol by Prince Rupert and Lord Hopton they likely disbanded. ​ The Bristol volunteers consisted of around 1000 townsmen hastily raised to defend the city in July 1643. After the storm of Bristol by Prince Rupert and Lord Hopton they likely disbanded. ​
-=====Flags=====+ 
 +By 1645 the Royalists had two regiments of Trained Bands in garrison at Bristol, under colonels Colston and Taylor. 
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 +=====Coats, ​Flags and Equipment===== 
 +The drummers and fifers of the Bristol Trained Band were equipped by the City ((Stuart Peachy ECW N&Q Issue 2 p10)) 
 On July 25th 1645 Symonds noted that Colonel Taylor'​s Regiment carried six white flags each with the motto 'Pro Deo & Rege' and distinguished by different numbers of red heart devices ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). Needless to say this design was probably not carried when they were Parliamentarian. ​ On July 25th 1645 Symonds noted that Colonel Taylor'​s Regiment carried six white flags each with the motto 'Pro Deo & Rege' and distinguished by different numbers of red heart devices ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). Needless to say this design was probably not carried when they were Parliamentarian. ​
 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
-====Colonel Charleton====+====Colonel ​Andrew ​Charleton==== 
 +Charleton was noted as Colonel in April 1643, he led the Trained Band under the Parliamentarians and died in November 1643. He was previously Sheriff, then Mayor of Bristol.  ​
 ====Colonel Thomas Colston==== ====Colonel Thomas Colston====
 +Royalist Sheriff of Bristol. ​
 ====Colonel John Taylor==== ====Colonel John Taylor====
 +Killed during Fairfax'​s storm of Bristol in September 1645.
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 =====See Also====== =====See Also======
 ===== Links ===== ===== Links =====
- +  *[[http://​texts.wishful-thinking.org.uk/​Latimer1700/​Annals1631.html|Annals of Bristol]] 
 +  ​*http://​www.bris.ac.uk/​Depts/​History/​bristolrecordsociety/​publications/​bha050.pdf