Gloucester Trained Bands

The Gloucestershire Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 3,120 men armed with 1,826 muskets and 1,294 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 200 horse.

In August 1642 Gloucester Trained Bands were said to have been part of the Parliamentarian forces during the fracas at Shepton Mallet.

In 1647 Colonel Richard Aylworth was governor of Sudeley Castle, perhaps garrisoned by Gloucestershire militia?

In August 1651 the Gloucestershire militia were ordered to rendezvous at Gloucester, remaining at Gloucester during the Battle of Worcester.

Note: Sergeant-Major Pudsey, of either Stephen's or Forbes Trained Bands.

Col. Nathaniel Stephens