Orange Auxiliary Regiment of Foot of the London Trained Bands

Flag Illustration1)
Active1643 to 1645
CountryEngland
AllegianceParliamentarian
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelThomas Gower
Area RaisedLondon
Flag ColourOrange
Flag DesignWhite Plates
Field ArmiesEssex 1643
Essex 1644

London Trained Band Auxiliaries serving under Essex

Service History

1643

  • April: Raised in London
  • 8th September: Relief of Gloucester
  • 20th September: First Battle of Newbury
  • September: Skirmish at Aldermaston and Padworth?

1644

  • May to June: Skirmish at Gosford Bridge
  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel

Flags

The regiment carried orange flags with white plates in September 1643 2).

Notable Officers

Thomas Gower

Colonel in 1646

Officer Lists

October 1646

Lining the route of procession at the Earl of Essex's funeral3)

City Orange Aux.

  • Col Thomas Gower
  • Lt Co]. Thomas Evershed
  • Major Houblon
  • Capt Stanton
  • Capt Ducane
  • Capt Kelke
  • Capt Coysh

Strength

  • September 1643: 7 companies

See Also

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
3) The Militia of London 1641-1649 PhD Thesis, Lawson Chase Nagel, King’s College, University of London, 1982.