1809 - 2nd Bn. 43rd - embarked as part of the expedition to Walcheren.
1917 – THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES COMMENCED. (WESTERN FRONT)
Six battalions of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry were involved in the 3rd Battle of YPRES.
In attacks in mid August around LANGEMARCK and SAINT JULIEN the lst/4th, 2nd/4th, 1/1st BUCKS, 2nd/lst Bucks and the 5th and 6th (Service) Battalions all took part.
The lst/4th, 1/1st Bucks and 6th Battalions particularly distinguished themselves in severe fighting and all suffered heavy casualties.
The lst/4th and 1/1st Bucks were in 48th Division commanded by Major General Sir R. Fanshawe, an ex Commanding officer of the 52nd, another ex 52nd CO Major General H.R. Davies commanded 11 Division in the same Corps and the 6th Bn were in the 20th (Light) Division which included battalions of the KRRC, RB and other Light Infantry Regiments.
In late August and September the 2nd/4th and the 5th and 6th Battalions were commended for attacks round St JULIEN and on the line of the MENIN Road (POLYGON, GLENCOURSE and INVERNESS woods and EAGLE TRENCH).
In October the 1st/4th and 1/1st Bucks were in action in the northern sector in the attack round POELKAPPELLE and the 5th Bn on the MENIN ROAD and below the PASSCHENDAELE Ridge.
During the three months of the YPRES battle, on a front of about 7 miles between LANGEMARCK, PASSCHENDAELLE and the MENIN ROAD, the Regiment's six battalions suffered over 80 officer and upwards of 2000 other rank casualties.
Some of these were casualties from gas and others were "missing believed killed" in the terrible Flanders mud.
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA.
According to statement of deserter who came in on the 28th, Bolo will probably do his relief’s tonight 31/1st. Artillery shoot arranged accordingly.
2300 - 3-minute bombardment of Bolo’s new advanced position.
2235 - Intermittent bombardment of Enemies position and IGNATOVSKAYA to MALA BERESNIK road. (According to evidence received later (writing left about on the Brown Patch for our patrols) the bolo expected us to attack this night 31/1st after the bombardment)
1932–Buckinghamshire Battalion–Annual Camp–WESTHORPE PARK, MARLOW.
1938 – Buckinghamshire Battalion – Annual Camp – BULFORD FIELDS.
1940 - 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - (the 52nd) (under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel L. W. Giles, M.C.) mobilized at Wheatley near Oxford as part of the 31st Independent Brigade Group.
The other three infantry battalions in the brigade were the 1st Bn. Border Regiment, the 2nd Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment and the 1st Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles.
Thus began for the 52nd a partnership which lasted with the Border Regiment and South Staffordshire Regiment until the spring of 1942, and with the Royal Ulster Rifles until parting in Palestine after the end of the war.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – BREVILLE & AMFREVILLE. (NORMANDY)
The Regts period of rest came to an abrupt end at 0100 hrs this morning when we received orders to be at one hour's notice to move and take over from 4 & 6 Commandos at BREVILLE + AMFREVILLE.
The relief was completed by 0900 hrs, without any interference from the enemy.
In the afternoon we were informed that 'B' Coy 1st Bucks were to be attached to us and would arrive tomorrow morning.
The Comd Offr decided to use them to relieve "C" Coy who would go into a rest area for four days.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion - NORMANDY
B Coy complete moves over the River Orne to take up position at 128748 under command 52nd.
A Coy assumes responsibility for guarding 4 bridges over River Orne at 111765 and 115761 under command 4 SS Bde.
1987 – 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets – NORTHERN IRELAND.
Remembering today – Cpl E R P JEDRUCH
“Lance Corporal Jedruch was struck on the head and killed by a helicopter blade whilst he was meeting his Company Commander on one of the OPs overlooking South Armagh.”