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 The Hertfordshire Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 1,500 men armed with 750 muskets and 750 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 27 lancers and 53 light horse. ​ The Hertfordshire Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 1,500 men armed with 750 muskets and 750 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 27 lancers and 53 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: //Hertford 650. to be shipt the fifth of June at Harwich, to be at the General Rendezvouz the twentieth of May, to march thence the one and thirtieth of May.//​((http://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​rushworth-papers/​vol3/​pp1085-1149#​h3-0002)).
  
 Colonel Mitchell'​s and two other regiments of Hertfordshire Trained Bands served at the siege of Greenland House in July 1644. In early 1645 a green regiment was noted as serving with General Browne, this is likely one of the Hertfordshire Trained Bands ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​ Colonel Mitchell'​s and two other regiments of Hertfordshire Trained Bands served at the siege of Greenland House in July 1644. In early 1645 a green regiment was noted as serving with General Browne, this is likely one of the Hertfordshire Trained Bands ((//ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot//, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:​0946525846)). ​
  
 The Hertfordshire Militia horse, apparently numbering 500, were attached to a force commanded by [[new-model-army:​horse-regiments:​richard-graves|Colonel Richard Graves]] in September of 1645 and might possibly have fought at Rowton Heath, but more likely returned home before reaching Cheshire. ​ The Hertfordshire Militia horse, apparently numbering 500, were attached to a force commanded by [[new-model-army:​horse-regiments:​richard-graves|Colonel Richard Graves]] in September of 1645 and might possibly have fought at Rowton Heath, but more likely returned home before reaching Cheshire. ​