1793 - 52nd - present at the capture of Pondicherry (India).
1914 - Battle of Mons; 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI present.
1917 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – LE PREOL.
1917–1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – DAMBRE CAMP B27d
Following Officers rejoined Battn from HOUTERQUE – 2/LT A P DARBY, 2/LT W H FLEEMING (new officer)
Ration Strength 17 Officers 529 OR
1917 – 2/4th (TF) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – ST JULIEN (YPRES)
In front line trenches. At dawn the enemy rushed and captured POND FARM, which had been held by a garrison of Machine Gunners & Glosters. At 8.a.m. assisted by 3 platoons of 2/6 Glosters we recaptured the Farm. The enemy made some local counter attacks on our front line, but these were repulsed with heavy loss. During the two days about 80 prisoners were taken by us. At night the Battn. was relieved by 2/6 Glosters, relief being completed about 5.a.m. next morning. Coy’s. marched to Camp at YPRES N. area. Casualties Officer’s wounded 2/Lt. T.H. WEBB and V.C. GRAY. O.R. killed 3. Wounded 29.
1918 - Battle of Albert; 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI present.
1944 – 2nd (AB) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – LE PT CASTEL - Normandy:-
1 R.U.R. had no success in their attempts to cross the river during the night, and the Regt was ordered to move fwd to TOURGEVILLE and 'D' Coy were sent fwd to occupy the high ground overlooking the river at ST. ARNOULT while the 1 R.U.R. moved further South. 'D' Coy suffered a few casualties from enemy arty and mortar fire during the day but our own arty returned the fire with interest and succeeded in silencing two of the hostile btys.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Normandy):-
AM - CO and Adjt visit 5 Kings at LION SUR MER who are in the same state of suspended animation as ourselves. They still know nothing.
PM - CO and Adjt visit 101 Beach Sub-Area to see if they know anything. Comd 101 Beach Sub-Area accompanies CO and Adjt to HQ L of C where 'A' branch assume that we have been under comd L of C since 1200 hrs 22 Aug. They also state that we are to have a minimum cadre and after a lot of humming and hawing the infm is dragged from them that eventually we are to receive new intakes of 'bomb happy' gentlemen and recruits from England to train as a future garrison. It was particularly stressed that this was still unofficial as 'officially' we must not be told anything. This statement produced a certain amount of righteous indignation from the Comd Offr who asked how we were to know who to retain on the cadre if we did not know our future role. Everyone said they couldn't agree more but 21 Army Gp had apparently decreed that we were to be kept completely in the dark, so that was that. Highly unsatisfactory. Visited Reforsec and were shown the cadre consisting of 16 Offrs and 136 ORs. This stated that coy comds must go and the QM but we retained a skeleton Support Coy. Reforsec said that these men were urgently required and would be posted almost immediately, once we let them know our draft availability state. The posn regarding stores and vehs was still not cleared up.