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 The Bedford Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 500 men armed with 296 muskets and 204 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 40 lancers and 30 light horse. ​ The Bedford Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 500 men armed with 296 muskets and 204 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 40 lancers and 30 light horse. ​
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 +In March 1640 it was ordered that Trained Band men should be shipped to Newcastle for service against the Scots: //Bedford 400. to be shipt at Yarmouth the tenth day of June, to be at the General Rendezvouz the twenty fifth of May, to march thence the fifth of June.//​((http://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​rushworth-papers/​vol3/​pp1085-1149#​h3-0002)).
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 +In August 1651 the Bedfordshire militia were ordered to rendezvous at Northampton. ​
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 +[[http://​www.bucksas.org.uk/​rob/​rob_26_0_28.pdf|Bedfordshire militia from 1660]]