Carmarthen Trained Bands

  • Carmarthen Trained Band
  • Carmarthen Trained Band Horse

The Carmarthen Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 550 men armed with 220 muskets and 330 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 35 horse.

In October and November 1642 the Earl of Carberry and his Vaughan relatives seized the Trained Band arms for the Royalists and levied 15 shillings from each Trained Band man to finance raising volunteer foot for the Royalist forces.

By 1651 the militias of the South Welsh counties appear to have been combined, with the South Wales militia being ordered to rendezvous at Gloucester to hold the city during the Worcester campaign.