Blue Auxiliary Regiment of Foot of the London Trained Bands

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643 to 1644
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir William Springate
George Langham
Area RaisedLondon
Flag ColourBlue
Flag DesignYellow Piles
Field Armies

London Trained Band Auxiliaries serving under Essex and Waller

Service History

1643

  • April: Raised in London
  • 8th September: Relief of Gloucester
  • 20th September: First Battle of Newbury
  • September: Skirmish at Aldermaston and Padworth
  • 13th December: Battle of Alton
  • December to January 1644: Siege of Arundel

1644

Flags

The regiment carried blue flags with straight yellow piles or rays in September 1643 2).

Notable Officers

Sir William Springate

George Langham jr

Officer Lists

October 1646

Lining the route of procession at the Earl of Essex's funeral3)

City Blue Auxiliaries

  • Col George Langham Jr
  • Lt Col Barwick
  • Major Hodges
  • Capt Stamford
  • Capt Trimmer
  • Capt Lacey

Strength

  • September 1643: 7 companies

See Also

1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846
3) The Militia of London 1641-1649 PhD Thesis, Lawson Chase Nagel, King’s College, University of London, 1982.