Red Auxiliary Regiment of Foot of the London Trained Bands

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643 to 1645
ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSamuel Harsnett
Area RaisedLondon
Flag ColourRed
Flag DesignWhite Plates
Field ArmiesEssex 1643

London Trained Band Auxiliaries serving under Essex

Service History


  • April: Raised in London
  • 8th September: Relief of Gloucester
  • 20th September: First Battle of Newbury
  • September: Skirmish at Aldermaston and Padworth



The regiment carried red flags with white plates in September 1643 2).

Notable Officers

Samuel Harsnett

Officer Lists

October 1646

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

City Red. Auxiliaries

  • Col Samuel Harsnet
  • Lt Co]. John Andrews
  • Major Moses Meares
  • Capt William Skelton
  • Capt Anthony Coinpton
  • Capt Mills


  • 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.