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 The London Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 6,000 men armed with 3,000 muskets and 3,000 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They had no cavalry. At this time the London Trained Bands were organised in four regiments, the North, East, South and West Regiments. Colonels immediately prior to the First Civil War included Col. Edward Bromfield (leatherseller and fishmonger) 1638-1642; Col. Richard Venn (haberdasher) 1631-1639; Col. Humphrey Smith (grocer) 1631-1638; Col. Henry Andrewes (haberdasher) 1635-1638; Col. Thomas Soame (grocer) 1638-1642; Col. John Gayer (fishmonger) 1638-1642; Col. John Wollaston (goldsmith) 1641((http://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​no-series/​london-aldermen/​hen3-1912/​pp47-75)). ​ The London Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 6,000 men armed with 3,000 muskets and 3,000 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They had no cavalry. At this time the London Trained Bands were organised in four regiments, the North, East, South and West Regiments. Colonels immediately prior to the First Civil War included Col. Edward Bromfield (leatherseller and fishmonger) 1638-1642; Col. Richard Venn (haberdasher) 1631-1639; Col. Humphrey Smith (grocer) 1631-1638; Col. Henry Andrewes (haberdasher) 1635-1638; Col. Thomas Soame (grocer) 1638-1642; Col. John Gayer (fishmonger) 1638-1642; Col. John Wollaston (goldsmith) 1641((http://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​no-series/​london-aldermen/​hen3-1912/​pp47-75)). ​
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 +There is an impressive memorial to Martin Bond, who was Chief-Captain of the London Trained Bands (at the time of his death in 1643) at St Helen'​s Church, Bishopsgate. The memorial depicts Martin in full armour, and a number of musketeers.
  
 In March 1640 it was ordered that Trained Band men should be shipped to Newcastle for service against the Scots: //London 1200. to be shipt at Blackwall//​((http://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​rushworth-papers/​vol3/​pp1085-1149#​h3-0002)). In March 1640 it was ordered that Trained Band men should be shipped to Newcastle for service against the Scots: //London 1200. to be shipt at Blackwall//​((http://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​rushworth-papers/​vol3/​pp1085-1149#​h3-0002)).