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Kent Trained Bands

Flag Illustration1)
Flag ColourBlue and White
Flag DesignStripey with unknown coat of arms 2)
NoteOne of the Kent Trained Bands

The Kent Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 4,667 men armed with 2,910 muskets and 1,757 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 293 horse.

Service History


  • July: Suppression of rising at Tonbridge and Severnoaks


  • August to October: Siege of Basing House
1) Flag image by kind permission of Wargames Designs
2) ECW Flags and Colours 1: English Foot, Stuart Peachey & Les Prince 1990, Partizan Press ISBN:0946525846