1821 – 43rd and 52nd – reviewed by King George IV in Dublin.
1916 - 7th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI at capture of Horseshoe Hill (Macedonia),
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA.
Artillery shoot on bolo positions with Aeroplane co-operation.
0900-1100 Bombarded IGNATOVSKAYA and MAKSINOVSKAYA.
1600-1730 Bombarded Advanced positions and MAKSINOVSKAYA.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI–GONNEVILLE & MERVILLE. Normandy
The Regt spent a quiet day resting and were very little trouble by enemy arty fire - the enemy mortars were just out of range.
'B' Coy were sent to occupy a posn on the coast road to CABOURG where they suffered some casualties from 'S' mines and arty fire but they were later withdrawn.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Normandy):-
The drafting process continued on the 18th with drafts for the lst/4th King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and the 5th Seaforth Highlanders from B and C Companies.
0700 - 6 Airborne Div rep arrived to loan tpt urgently required to move tps forward in view of German rapid withdrawal on their front past TROARN.
0830 - 10 - 3 tonners and 10 - 15 cwts despatched to Airborne Div.
1000 - 'B' and 'C' Coys find the drafts ordered - 2 Pls.
'B' Coy with Lt E.S. Collins and Lt R.S. Carley-Pocook - 1 Pl 'C' Coy with A/Capt R.D. Moore.
The offr for 7 D.W.R. to be Capt J.C. Fox (Sp Coy Comd).
'B' Coy draft go off in good spirits.
1300 - 'C' Coy draft and Capt Fox go off also in good spirits.
Total numbers drafted to date 10 Offrs and 335 ORs.
Bn is now left with Specialists Offrs only plus 4 Coy Comds and 1 2IC Rifle Coy, and specialist ORs plus 1 Pl 'B' Coy.
Visit from DAAG 1 Corps. Policy seems to be to draft specialist offrs in specialist jobs only and not to post them as rifle pl comds etc.
1400 - Adv party sent to GRENTHEVILLE - 1 Offr and 6 ORs to prepare ground for proposed move forward of Bn.
2200 - DAQMG 6 Airborne Div arrived to say our tpt which we lent this morning has now become so involved that it will be quite impossible to extricate it for several days.
Also states that 1 Corps have stated that they can keep the tpt as we have to hand in all our tpt and eqpt anyway.
1700 - QM sees ADOS about handing in eqpt as per instrs.
Told that it is not required to be handed in.
No-one really seems to know what is happening!