Yellow Auxiliary Regiment of Foot of the London Trained Bands

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643-
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelRobert Tichborne
John Owen
Coat Colour
Area RaisedLondon
Flag ColourYellow
Flag DesignBlue Piles
Field Armies

Auxiliary regiment of foot of the London Trained Bands

Service History

1643

  • Raised in London

1644

  • May Skirmish at Gosford Bridge & Enslow
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • September to January 1646: Besieged in Plymouth

1645

1646

Notes

Flags

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

Notable Officers

Col Robert Tichborne

Col John Owen

Officer Lists

October 1646

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

City Yellow Aux.

  • Col John Owen
  • Lt Col Wilding
  • Major Day
  • Capt Fawne
  • Capt Robinson
  • Capt Winter
  • Capt Hunt

Strength

  • September 1643: 7 companies. The Major's & 5th Captain's companies both mustered 112 muskets 30 pikes4)

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.
4) The London Trained Bands Mustered in Finsbury Fields 26 September 1643; Ensignes of the Regiments in the rebellious Citty of London, National Army Museum Ms 6807-53