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 The Suffolk Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 4,148 men armed with 2,359 muskets and 1,789 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered a notable mounted force of 300 cuirassiers. ​ The Suffolk Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 4,148 men armed with 2,359 muskets and 1,789 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered a notable mounted force of 300 cuirassiers. ​
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 +In 1639 Trained Band men were selected for service in the First Bishops'​ war, in [[bishops-wars:​english-foot-regiments:​sir-simon-harcourt|Sir Simon Harcourt’s Regiment of Foot]].
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 +In March 1640 it was ordered that Trained Band men should be shipped to Newcastle for service against the Scots: //Suffolk 600. to be shipt the eighth of June at Yarmouth, to be at the General Rendezvouz the twenty seventh of May, to march thence the sixth of June.//​((http://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​rushworth-papers/​vol3/​pp1085-1149#​h3-0002)).
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 +During the Second Civil War of 1648, Suffolk county forces served at the siege of Colchester. These might be Suffolk Trained Band or other militia regiments; [[parliamentarian:​horse-regiments:​col.-brampton-gurdon|Colonel Brampton Gurdon’s Regiment of Horse]], [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​sir-thomas-barnardiston|Sir Thomas Barnardiston’s Regiment of Foot]], [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​fothergill|Colonel John Fothergill’s Regiment of Foot]], [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​col.-edmund-harvey|Colonel Edmund Harvey’s Regiment of Foot]] and [[parliamentarian:​foot-regiments:​col.-william-bloyse|Colonel William Bloyse’s Regiment of Foot]].
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 +In August 1651 the Suffolk militia were ordered to rendezvous at Oxford and went on to fight under Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester.