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 All these are well armed with pike and musket. There are also three cornets of horse, under the command of Colonel Sir Ferdinando Gorge. All these are well armed with pike and musket. There are also three cornets of horse, under the command of Colonel Sir Ferdinando Gorge.
  
 +In addition there were four companies of Devon tinners:
  
 +These tinners are distinguished from foreigners (for so they term those that are no tinners,) by many sundry immunities and freedoms: as not to be mustered before the lord lieutenant or his deputies; they are not to be impleaded for any tin cause but in their own courts and before the warden and his deputy, and by them to be commanded, trained, and mustered. And of them are four companies, or trained bands, according to their four courts (Chagford, Ashburton, Tavistock, and Plimpton).
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 +====Flags====
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 +Flags of Sir John Drake'​s Regiment of Devon Trained Band Foot in 1639 are illustrated in //Flags & Standards of the English Civil War//​(([[https://​www.caliverbooks.com/​bookview.php?​5075par5pr9ls1jjj7kv321855&​id=25225|link]]))
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 +The flags themselves are:
 +  *Colonel- red field, small yellow sun in centre
 +  *Lt Colonel- red field, white cross
 +  *Major- red field, white cross, yellow pile wavy, top right
 +  *Captain- red field, white cross, yellow circle, top right
 +  *Captain- red field, white cross, yellow fleur de lis, top right 
 +  *Captain- red field, white cross, yellow falcon