1809 – 52nd – Both battalions of the 52nd engaged the French at Ferrol.
1807 - 43rd and 52nd - engaged at Kioge, Denmark.
1809 – 52nd – 1st Bn 52nd landed in the Peninsula.
1891 – 52nd - General G. Whichcote, the last 52nd survivor of the Peninsular War and Waterloo, died, aged 97 years.
1914– 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – Retreat from Mons
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI - .
Regiment existing in bivouacs at A.21.d.
Lt (A/Capt) H S Eagle and Lt C R Horley granted leave to England to 9.9.18.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – S SISTO.
Battalion relieved 1/4 GLOSTERS as Right Support Battalion, Right Brigade during the Morning.
The day was spent in Special Preparations for the Raid.
Battalion moved at 8.30pm passing through Front Line at 9pm to the Forming Up Position (report & maps attached).
Raid was entirely successful, 210 Prisoners being taken by this Battalion and 4 R BERKS on Left.
Casualties were as follows:-
CAPT FIRMINGER, LIEUT BRIGHTMAN, 2/LIEUT LORNS, 2/LIEUT BATES, 2/LIEUT WILCOX M.C., 2/LIEUT BLACKMOOR
Battalion all back in Support Positions by about 3am.
Ration Strength: 26 Officers 584 OR.
1944 – 2nd (AB) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – MANNEVILLE -Normandy:-
At first light on the 26th August the 52nd moved forward to what proved to be its final objective.
This was the village of Foulbec, which is on the River Risle and just short of the River Seine itself.
During the early hours of 26 Aug the remainder of the enemy withdrew and 1 R.U.R. passed through en route for BERVILLE.
The Regt remained in its posn until first light 26 Aug.
A full account of the battle of MANNEVILLE LA RAOULT is attached in Appx "D".
At first light the advance was continued.
The Regt's objective was FOULBEC 7014.
'C' Coy reached the high ground overlooking the village at 1300 hrs.
As the enemy had been mortaring the village fairly heavily and the Belgian Recce Sqn, who had reached FOULBEC before us, had suffered some casualties, the Comd Offr did not order the immediate occupation of the village but ordered Coys to remain in concealed posns on the high ground until Coy Comds had had the opportunity of recceing concealed routes to their consolidation posns in and around the village.
By 1900 hrs the Regt was established in its final posns.
During the night enemy arty and mortar fire continued to fall in the area and MGs on fixed lines also fired from the opposite bank of the river.
No casualties were incurred.
Our own casualties during the advance have been:-
KILLED: 1 Offr and 5 O.Rs.
WOUNDED & EVACUATED: 38 O.Rs.
WOUNDED BUT NOT EVACUATED: 4 O.Rs.
SICK & EVACUATED 14
Casualties inflicted on the enemy are NOT known but the number of PW taken is estimated to be 120.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Normandy):-
0900 - Conference for commanders and details of drafts given out.
1 Gordons 4 Officers & 78 ORs
5 Black Watch 1 Officer Nil ORs
5/7 Gordons 0 Officers & 14 ORs
152 Inf Bde HQ 0 Officers & 3 ORs
2 Seaforths 0 Officers & 29 ORs
5 Seaforths 0 Officers & 23 ORs
5 Camerons 1 Officer & 22 ORs
Totals 6 Officers & 169 ORs
This now leaves the Bn with its minimum cadre of 9 Offrs and 72 ORs plus RMO and 32 ORs who are still available for drafting.
106 ORs and 6 Offrs are attached away and are not available for drafting at present.
The balance of 32 ORs are to remain with Bn until specially called for and not to be posted to RHU.
It is usual to post them to RHUs but this concession was obtained from Reforsec 2 Army.
1000 - CO visits 11 L of C to whose comd we have been delegated by L of C and is told that we are to be under 4 L of C Sub-Area and directly under 101 Beach Sub-Area, and are to move to PLANET Map ref 7886.
1400 - Major J.W. Kaye sent off to recce new area.
Decided to move on Monday and get rid of surplus stores immediately.
All Sp Coy stores to be handed in less cooking eqpt, and all amn less personal scale.
1947 - Information Received that the Colonel of the Regiment has laid down that Bronze gorget buttons will replace the present polished buttons worn on battledress by Officers and warrant Officers.