1800 – 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
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA.
0430 - Bolo Patrols active and fired at Summer House and NIJNI KITSA with machine Guns. Z Day (i.e. day for withdrawal) postponed from 1st to 7th September.
26.08.19. CAPT MEADE’S DETACHMENT.
0500 - Arrived SMEMKRENGA after a very difficult march of 30 versts
1919 - 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – CORK, IRELAND
Lieut, Blyth took over temporary duties of Regimental Anti-Gas Officer.
Lieut. H. M. Gray proceeded for dispersal.
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 Regiment remained in its position 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 Regiment'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 Commanding Officer did not order the immediate occupation of the village but ordered Coys to remain in concealed positions on the high ground until Coy Commanders had had the opportunity of recceing concealed routes to their consolidation positions in and around the village.
By 1900 hrs the Regiment was established in its final positions.
During the night enemy artillery 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 Officer 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 Battalion with its minimum cadre of 9 Officers and 72 ORs plus RMO and 32 ORs who are still available for drafting.
106 ORs and 6 Officers are attached away and are not available for drafting at present.
The balance of 32 ORs are to remain with Battalion 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 command 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 equipment, and all ammunition 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.