Based on extracts from- A short history of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1741-1922 for the young soldiers of the Regiment. By R.B. Crosse
In 1823 both Regiments again went abroad ; in June the 52nd to North America ; in July the 43rd to Gibraltar, whence the Regiment was sent in 1827 to Lisbon, and was in Portugal for several months, returning to England in 1830. Moving in 1832 to Dublin, the 43rd was relieved there in Beggar's Bush Barracks by the 52nd in February, 1833.
In 1825 Colonel Sir John Colborne, who had commanded the 52nd with great distinction since 1811, was promoted Major-General, and was succeeded in command of the Regiment by another distinguished officer, Lieut.-Colonel James Fergusson, formerly of the 43rd.
In 1831 the 52nd returned to Ireland, spending the winter of 1832-3 in Dublin in garrison with the 43rd.
The 52nd left Ireland for Gibraltar in 1836, and moved thence to the West Indies in 1838, to Canada in 1842, and to England in 1847.
The 52nd, after two years in England, followed by another tour in Ireland, proceeded, to India, both Regiments were soon to be engaged in the Indian Mutiny.
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