1884 - 52nd - arrived at Gibraltar on its 3rd visit.
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA.
20.08.19. CAPT MEADE’S DETACHMENT.
0500 - Left UST VAGA 1000 arrived BERESNIK by barge.
1919 - 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – CORK, IRELAND
The Egyptian draft, now reduced to 109 other ranks was inspected by the Commanding Officer.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI –GONNEVILLE & MERVILLE. Normandy
The Regiment was ordered to concentrate at ST RICHER 2069, this was completed by 2130 hrs.
At 2300 hrs the Commanding Officer received orders to stand by to move.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Normandy):-
0930 - CO and QM go to 1 Corps.
On way over are met by agitated officer from Airborne who states that General Gale urgently wants to see them.
Arrive at HQ Airborne to find that they want all our transport and carriers for load carrying.
CO explains it cannot be done as we have just had another order to hand them all in.
CO and QM proceed to 1 Corps, see DDOS and it is there arranged that stores need only be handed in as and when we like and if we like.
The following information is also obtained
(i) Our future is likely to be garrison duties
(ii) 21 Army Group are now preparing a minimum cadre for the Bn - numbers not yet specified
(iii) There will be no further drafts till our future is settled, and the minimum cadre agreed (iv) We will remain in present location until further notice.
1500 - Lt Col Gore, G1 Ops 21 Army Group arrived to enquire if we had yet withdrawn all our men from Airborne Division.
Explained that they had been withdrawn a week ago and since sent on draft.
21 Army Group it appears knew nothing of this and were extremely surprised as we are apparently directly under 21 Army Group and not 1 Corps.
He hinted that we might be returned to OUISTREHAM in our original role of guarding the docks and that we would become a garrison unit later.
2300 - Started to rain hard and continued raining throughout the night.
Enemy Aircraft overhead. AA opened up - no bombs in our area.
1956 - 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI (43rd & 52nd) - arrived in Cyprus.
The Dilwara arrived at Limassol.
The Regiment disembarked and were taken by buses to Nicosia.
Letter 'A', Letter 'C' and Support Companies lived in one school known as sweeney's Camp whilst Headquarter Company lived in the other school called mason's Camp.
Letter 'B' Company stayed with the 1st Bn The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
1969 – 1st Bn Royal Green Jackets – 1st Tour - Operation Banner – Northern Ireland.
1RGJ starts first tour of Northern Ireland. 20/08/1969 – 18/12/1969. Belfast.