1808 - 2nd Bn.43rd and 2nd Bn. 52nd landed in Portugal.
1897 – 1st Bn Oxf LI – Moved to Curragh (Ireland)
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA.
Captain J.W. Meade and 3 Platoons “C” Coy left to go to the SELETSKOE front, embarking in barges at BERESNIK at 0900 20th August.
19.08.19. CAPT MEADE’S DETACHMENT.
1500 - Left Voslova 1915 passed Seltso, arrived UST VAGA 2230 with No’s. 9 & 11 Platoons
1919 - 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – CORK, IRELAND
D Company to be known as "Major H. L. Wood's Company," with effect from 1.8.19.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI–GONNEVILLE & MERVILLE. Normandy
We were ordered to send a detachment consisting of two Compay groups under command Major M. Darrell Brown, D.S.O. to take over from 3 Commando at VARAVILLE.
This was accomplished without incident.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Normandy):-
1000 - Lt D.J.D. Defriez attached to 1 Corps as Liasion.Officer. (semi-permanent).
1100 - Lt Col Boehm goes to HQ Airborne to try and sort out the transport question - can get no real satisfaction.
General Gale, Commanding 6 Airborne Division officially applies to 1 Corps to use our Mortar Platoon and Carrier Platoon complete in an operational role.
1300 - OC Mortar Platoon and Carrier Platoon warned accordingly to stand by.
1500 - Officer from GSD 1 Corps arrived to say we were to supply 10 - 3 tonners and 3 - 15 cwts to 7 Armoured Division at once.
Explained that all our 3 tonners were with Airborne which caused some surprise.
GSD branch did not seem to be quite in the picture and are the odd lap or so behind.
Agreed to send 2 - 3 tonners and 3 - 15 cwts immediately, and GSD said he would arrange for the return of our remaining 3 - tonners from Airborne.
1910 - Further visit by Col Boehm to HQ Airborne.
AQMG promised to get 3 - tonners back.
Still no news as to our future role.
2000 - Further message received from DDOS 1 Corps saying all equipment and all vehicles less 10 to be handed in.
This is becoming quite a habit now, but we still have not handed anything in!