Worcester Trained Bands

The Worcester (Worcestershire) Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 800 men armed with 491 muskets and 309 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 70 horse.

In 1651 Worcestershire militia were ordered to rendezvous at Northampton, then diverted to Gloucester. Their regiments of foot, horse and dragoons all fought alongside Cromwell's Parliamentarians at the Battle of Worcester.