Colours of the Blew Regiment London Trayned Bandes
Each company of a foot regiment would carry its own flag with most regiments having variation between the flags of the different companies and most following a similar system, both in the Parliament and Royalist armies. The flags were six to six foot six inches in size and were made from silk taffeta and were known as 'Colours' or 'Ensigns.' The exception to this rule was the Trained Bands who referred to them as 'Trophies'. There are two sources from the period of the English Civil Wars who noted the designs of the Trophies of the trained bands: William Levett and John Lucas. Levett was likely a Royalist spy whereas Lucas was a gentleman enthusiast. As a result, the Blew Regiment has used Levett's design for their own Colour. The differences between the two sources relate primarily to the arrangement of the white plates, in the case of the Blew Regiment, but Levett is considered to be the more accurate of the two.
Taken from 'London and Liberty' by Keith Roberts with illustrations by Les Prince