1775 - 52nd - embarked at Boston for attack on Concord, North America.
1842 – 52nd – Arrived in Canada.
1866 – 43rd – Left Aukland, New Zealand for home.
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – North West Europe
On the 18th the Regiment seized Dauelsen (0085) as a firm base for the advance of the 52nd Division on Bremen (7199).
Heavily supported by heavy, medium and field guns, the battle was quickly won, only D Company having to fight a skirmish to secure its area.
Later shelling damaged most of the vehicles of Regimental headquarters.
1945 -2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI - North West Europe - Katzien
Left KAHLSTORF at 0130 hrs.
Route HANSTEDT - RATZLINGEN - ROSCHE, behind the Devons who very successfully did a silent dawn attack on ROSCHE.
We then passed through to the village of KATZIEN (0393), which we occupied at 0900 hrs without opposition.
There are enemy - chiefly recce and PzJager - troops in the woods around us but nothing in the immediate vicinity & we have been free from shelling & mortaring.
Capt. F.B. Scott went on a recce patrol to POLAU (0894) where he stirred up a few enemy on the ring contour west of the village.