1790 – 52nd – engaged in the assault on Dindigul (India).
1808 - Battle of Vimiera (Peninsula)
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – LEFT FRONT BATTALION.
10AM (about) Orders received to proceed to a position of readiness on the Ayette - Moyenneville Road so as to move further forward or to to a flank if required by GOC Guards Division.
Orders were issued another move completed in the early afternoon.
Regimental HeadQuarters being ordered to be established at the headquarters of the Right Company of Right Battalion in what had been the Left Brigade Front of 2nd Division Front in the British Front Line prior to Zero hour today.
The day was exceedingly hot and the heat combined with the absence of shade was very trying to all ranks.
The order, therefore, was very gratefully received, in the later afternoon, to re-occupy the Old Front Line on the Brigade Front, for the purposes of better shelter.
Companies were accordingly disposed:-
Right Company of Right Battalion = D Company. (Regimental HeadQuarters behind it so as to give this company its old area complete)
Left Company of Right Battalion = B Company.
Right Company of Left Battalion = A Company.
Left Company of Left Battalion (less Coy HQrs still occupied by a Guards Battalion HeadQuarters) = C Company.
A and C companies shared the HeadQuarters of Right Company of Left battalion.
Move completed, rations and water brought up and everyone settled down to a good nights rest from which we were not disturbed.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – KABERLABA.
C.O. 2nd in Command and 1 Officer per Coy visited MTE TAGLIO OP to examine ground to be raided.
Coys working on camouflage during the Night.
Ration Strength: 24 Officers 577 OR. Casualties: 1 OR to Hospital – Sick.
1944 – 2nd (AB) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – ST RICHER - Normandy:-
Start of the Advance to the River Seine.(Operation Paddle)
At 0300 hrs the Regt moved off behind the 12 DEVONS to relieve 1 SS Bde who were cut off from the rest of the Div on the hills East of BRUCOURT.
No communication with 1 SS Bde was possible as the only road leading to them was under heavy mortar fire from enemy posns on the hills EAST and WEST of them.
Wireless comn had also broken down.
This made the operation rather a hazardous one as not only was it impossible to let 1 SS Bde know that we were coming but there was also only one line of approach and no recce of the route was possible.
Despite the difficulties including an extremely dark and wet night the operation was carried out successfully and at 1000 hrs the pursuit of the enemy Eastwards towards the R. Seine continued with 12 Devons leading.
Progress was rather slow but by the evening after mopping up minor resistance and capturing a few prisoners, the Regt consolidated astride the road PERIERS ON AUGE - VAUVILLE 2978 just North of the village of HEULAND.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Normandy):-
0900 - In view of weather coys move their men into buildings together with stores. Amendments 2, 3 and 4 finally received from O2E as special favour.
No further news of future.