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United Kingdom: Westminster Liberty Regiment (Westminster Red Regiment)

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Introduction

The Westminster Liberty Regiment (also known as the Westminster Red Regiment) shows a complete stand of colours (type VENN A) of existing companies of the yellow regiment. The sheet was red, the devices were white 6-point stars thus pointing at the upper hoist corner.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

Sources:

Ede-Borrett (1987)
Peachey and Prince (1991)
Keith Roberts: 'London and Liberty- ensigns of the London Trained bands'; Leigh-on-Sea, 1987, Partizan Press
Peter Young and Richard Holmes: 'The English Civil War - A Military History of the Three Civil Wars 1642-1651', London 1974, Purnell Book Services; [www.traynedbandes.org.uk]


Type VENN A

Colonel's colour

[London Trained Bands colours] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

Colonel's colour was a plain red flag.
Ian Sumner, Christopher Southworth and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

Lieutenant Colonel's colour

[London Trained Bands colours] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

Lieutenant Colonel's colour was red with a St. George canton.
Ian Sumner, Christopher Southworth and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

Sergeant Major's colour

[London Trained Bands colours] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

Sergeant Major's colour had added one white pile wavy pointing to the centre.
Ian Sumner, Christopher Southworth and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

First Captain

[London Trained Bands colours] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

The First Captain's colour had one star.
Ian Sumner, Christopher Southworth and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

Second Captain

[London Trained Bands colours] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

The First Captain's colour had two stars.
Ian Sumner, Christopher Southworth and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

Third Captain

[London Trained Bands colours] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

The First Captain's colour had three stars.
Ian Sumner, Christopher Southworth and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

Fourth Captain

[London Trained Bands colours] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

The First Captain's colour had four stars.
Ian Sumner, Christopher Southworth and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010


Type VENN B

The sheet was red, the devices were white 5-point stars rotated anti clockwise 45 thus pointing to the upper hoist corner.
Ian Sumner, Christopher Southworth and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

Sergeant Major's colour

[London Trained Bands colours] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

The Sergeant Major's colour had one star.
Ian Sumner, Christopher Southworth and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010


Westminster blue auxiliaries

Sergeant Major's Colours

[London Trained Bands colours] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

The sheet was blue, the devices after the change of a Colonel in 1644 were yellow piles wavy. The colour of former the device was unknown, the Sergeant Major's colour had one pile wavy.
Ian Sumner, Christopher Southworth and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010


John Gell's Regiment (1643-1644)

Sergeant Major

[London Trained Bands colours] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

The sheet was yellow, the devices were blue upright 5-point stars. The Sergeant Major's Colour had an additional blue wavy pile and no star.
Ian Sumner, Christopher Southworth and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

First Captain

[London Trained Bands colours] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010

The 1st Captain's colour had one star in the centre.
Ian Sumner, Christopher Southworth and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 November 2010