1776 - Engagement at Brook Lyne, long Island (America).
1914 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - Retreat from Mons
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA.
27.08.19. CAPT MEADE’S DETACHMENT.
1800 - Took over defences. 6 Block Houses and one Officer standing patrol.
1919 - 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – CORK, IRELAND
Lieut. Keble and Lieut. Cummings proceeded for dispersal.
1944 – 2nd (AB) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – FOULBEC -Normandy:-
A quiet day. Lt Scott and Capt Thompson (F.O.O. Lt Arty) swam across the RIVER RISLE and collected 7 PW.
'A' Coy took over the defence of the village of CONTEVILLE 6817 from one coy of the 12 DEVONS.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Normandy):-
At 1000 hrs on the 27th August the last draft departed.
The last parade of the Battalion, which was formed after the losses at Dunkirk, took place in a field adjoining the orchard at Plumetot, in which Battalion headquarters had been established.
Complete disbandment was the fate of many good battalions at this time in face of the urgent need for reinforcements and the Battalion was fortunate in being left a cadre from which a new battalion could be built.
Moreover, the men who were about to leave were to join a famous division with the promise that they would be employed in the roles for which they had been trained.
Many were the reports received during the coming months showing that the 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion was respected in the Highland division.
0900 - 6 ORs plus cook sent on to PLANET as Advance party.
1000 - Transport for move laid on with 11 L of C in view of lack of own transport on loan to Airborne Division.
1030 - Drafts for 51 Division depart.
This draft consists of most of the old 'originals' of the Battalion from pre-war Territorial days and is a very sad day for the Battalion.
They all go off in good heart nevertheless.
Total drafts to date amount to 16 Officers and 504 ORs.
1400 - Comds conference.
Details of move given out verbally.
In view of lack of transport a shuttle service has to be run, so Battalion must start early.
Present available transport amounts to 8 - 15 cwts and 10 - 3 tonners (on loan from 11 L of C).
1800 - All our 15 cwts (12 in all) return from Airborne Division.