1790 - 52nd - took part in the siege of Dindigul (India).
1917 – 6th (S) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – Fighting continued around LANGEMARCK.
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA.
Vaga has risen 37 inches since 8th August.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – LE MESNIL. Normandy
During the night 'B' Coy patrols reported that the enemy had withdrawn from STICKIES CORNER which they accordingly occupied.
At 0500 hrs 'A' Coy sent a fighting patrol to TRIANGLE WOOD which was found to be clear of the enemy.
The patrol then continued in accordance with orders to the rd junc at BENEAUVILLE.
Here a party of about 20 Germans was seen and shot up.
At 0800 hrs 'C' Coy advanced down the VARAVILLE rd towards BENEAUVILLE CHATEAU, while the R.E. cleared the rd of mines so that the tpt could get through.
By 0930 hrs the rd was clear and the main body of the Regt advanced.
By 1000 hrs 'C' Coy had reached and consolidated around BENEAUVILLE CHATEAU. The Comd Offr then ordered them to move on to LES COINS 162753, leaving one pl at the rd junc at 164748 to act as right flank protection as the axis of the advance swung NORTHWARDS.
This pl was later relieved by 'D' Coy who pushed out patrols towards VARAVILLE.
One patrol was fired on by an enemy post and lost 2 N.C.Os as a result.
The enemy post was, however, fairly quickly dislodged and the remainder of the Regt passed through 'D' Coy having suffered a few casualties from shellfire in the neighbourhood of BENEAUVILLE CHATEAU.
Meanwhile we were informed that the 12 DEVONS had met opposition astride the road about one mile N.E. of LONGUEMARE X rds and were going to put in an attack against them with arty sp at 1300 hrs.
The Comd Offr ordered 'C' Coy to push on to GONNEVILLE SUR MERVILLE with all speed and to cut off any of the enemy driven back by the 12 DEVONS.
It appears however that the enemy withdrew before the DEVON's attack went in, as no enemy came back through 'C' Coy.
'B' Coy were then ordered to advance down the rd towards DESCANVILLE and during the course of the advance the leading pl was fired on by a couple of enemy snipers whom they attacked and drove out, suffering one casualty in the process.
'B' Coy was ordered to consolidate on the Southern edge of the village and 'A' and 'D' Coys were ordered to carry out a two coy attack sp by arty and mortars to capture DESCANVILLE.
This attack took place at 1700 hrs but the fire sp was cancelled at the last minute as the leading pl of 'B' Coy had managed to get into the village.
'A' and 'D' Coys reached their objective without opposition by 1730 hrs.
The Regt then consolidated with 'C' & 'D' Coys at GONNEVILLE and 'A' & 'B' Coys at DESCANVILLE; Regtl HQ was established in the coastal bty posn which had been attacked by the 9th Para Bn on 'D' Day.
The whole are between GONNEVILLE and DESCANVILLE is pitted with bomb craters caused by the R.A.F. attempts to knock out the bty posn prior to 'D' Day.
1 R.U.R. then passed through the Regt en route for CABOURG.
A good many mines were encountered during the days adv, the R.E. party with the leading coy picking up over 100, no casualties to personnel or vehs were incurred through mines.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Normandy):-
AM - Cleaning up and settling in. Coy stores being prepared for handing in.
1800 - Further draft ordered,
1 offr and one Pl to 1/4 KOYLI (49 Div)
2 offrs and 2 Pls to 5 Seaforths (51 Div)
and 1 offr and batman to 7 D.W.R. (49 Div) 'B' and 'C' Coys warned.