1756 – 52nd - The 54th Regiment Of Foot or Colonel Lambton’s Regiment was formed. Later this regiment became the 52nd Regiment of Foot.
Interestingly both the 43rd and 52nd were both initially raised as the 54th Regiment.
Happy Birthday to the 52nd.
1815 – 43rd - landed at Cat Island, North America. Took part in the Battle of New Orleans, losing 3 Officers & 13 men killed, 1 Officer & 21 men wounded and 17 men taken prisoner.
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – BEAULENCOURT
Notification received of the following additional " Immediate Awards " in connection with recent operations :
Military Cross: A/Captain L.E.W.O.Fullbrook-Leggatt.
Distinguished Conduct Medal: 11963 Sergeant E. Constable.
1918 –1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion - S CROCE BIGOLINA.
Coys Training during the Morning.
B Coy on the Bombing Ground.
1918 – 2/1st Bucks Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – To VOYENNES.
1918 – 2/4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – To VOYENNES.
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - North West Europe (Ardennes)
On the 7th the Regiment took part in a further attack designed to cover the right flank of the Americans driving southwards on the east bank of the River Ourthe (3986).
C Company, with two platoons from D Company, the carrier platoon, a pioneer section, three Weasels and a Wasp flame-throwing carrier, were to carry out the attack aimed down the south edge of the two woods already captured. Crest-clearance problems made close support by the gunners impossible, but the 3-inch mortar platoon put down a thousand bombs in thirty minutes.
Within an hour the objective was taken. The D Company platoon had a fierce but short fight and one platoon from C Company met sixty Germans who had been pinned in by the mortar bombardment. They fought hard for a few minutes, but then surrendered.
Altogether eighty-three prisoners were taken and between thirty and forty dead counted—all from the 116th Panzer Division.
Captain G. R. Seers, who had come up to visit his two platoons, was hit by an isolated concentration of mortar fire and died a few minutes later.
1945 – 2nd (AB) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - North West Europe (Ardennes)
Defensive positions were prepared
1950 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI (43rd & 52nd) – Embarked (from Greece) in M.V. Westralia for Cyprus.