Lord Balmerino’s Regiment of Foot

Flag Illustration 11)
ConflictsSecond Civil War
ColonelLord Balmerino
Area RaisedEdinburgh
Coat ColourGrey?
Flag ColourWhite
Flag DesignColonel’s only
Field Armies1650

Covenanter regiment of foot serving in the Third Civil War

Service History


  • Raised in the Edinburgh
  • September: Battle of Dunbar


Not definitely at Dunbar but not heard of again afterwards and what appears to be their Colonel's ensign was captured there.

Coats, Flags and Equipment

What appears to be the Colonel’s flag is white with a crest of a gold bird and snake and the motto PRVDENTIA FRAVDIS NESCIA (prudence knows no fraud) on a scroll as well as a damaged inscription FOR…. AND…. 2). A reconstruction is shown above (Illustration 1).

Notable Officers

John Elphinstone, 3rd Lord Balmerino


See Also

1) Original artwork by Tony Barton, shown by kind permission of Tony Barton and Charles Kightly. Previously published in Military Modelling magazine
2) Stuart Reid's Scots Armies of the 17th Century 2: Scots Colours Partizan Press 1988