1798 - 52nd - after 15 years in India arrived at Chatham; strength 18 Officers, and 166 rank and file.
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – RESERVE BATTALION AREA.
Bathing etc as usual on day after relief from the line.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – GRANEZZA.
Coys Resting in the Morning.
B, D & A Coys (less 2 Platoons plus BN HQ paraded at 1pm and proceeded to Left Brigade Left Sub Sector to relieve 1/7 WORESTERSHIRE REGT.
C Coy and 2 Platoons A Coy paraded at 7.15pm and followed.
Relief complete 11.50pm.
Very Good take-over.
Bn HQ + 1 Platoon A Coy& A Coy HQ - KABERLABA S
1 Platoon A Coy - HARTLEPOOL REDOUBT
1 Platoon A Coy - DUKES REDOUBT
1 Platoon A Coy - VALLEY W of KABERLABA
D Coy - Left Front
B Coy - Centre
C Coy - Right Front
B and C Coys 3 Platoons in Line with 1 in Reserve at Coy HQs
D Coy 2 Platoons in Line 1 at Coy HQ 1 in LEMERLE SWITCH.
Ration Strength: 26 Officers 604 OR.
Casualties: 2 Officers & 22 OR to Hospital-Sick
1918 - 1/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - To Front Line Trenches. (Italian Front)
1932 – 4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – Annual Camp – BORDON.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – BREVILLE & AMFREVILLE.Normandy
Nothing more was seen of the enemy in the LONGUEMARE X rds area last night, but today our patrols found seven entrenching tools and a German FS Cap in the area where the enemy had been reported digging yesterday evening. Mortar bomb craters were also seen in the area and it is thought that our mortar fire caused the enemy to retire in some haste. During the day we suffered 5 casualties from enemy mortar and arty fire.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – OUISTREHAM -Normandy
0800 - 'A' Coy took over new posns and 'D' Coy took over YORK BRIDGE as arranged.
All coys now committed operationally except half of 'D' Coy which is resting and cleaning up.
AM - No shelling during morning.
1300 - Hinted by senior chaplain 7 Base Sub-Area that Ronnie Dix, our Padre, may be called to take up the post of Vicar of CAEN in the English Church there.
1500 - Comd Offr and Adjt visited Col Carse in 6 Cdn Hsptl LA DELIVRANDE. Quite fit and well himself but will not be fit for duty for approx five weeks and will probably be evacuated to England within a few days.
A further 23 men went off to 1 Corps Leave Camp at MOUDINEAUX 969802. Reports from last lot were excellent - a soldier's paradise with no parades!