1810 - 52nd - at Val de la Mula, near the River Coa (Portugal).PENINSULA WAR
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA.
0430 - Machine Gun at River Post dispersed party of Bolos working near Tin Hut.
1600 - A raft floated down the river and was picked up by “A” Coy at NIJNI KITSA.
On the raft a red flag: a saw, chopper and rake – meant to represent the “Peaceful Peasant” (the Bolos) – and two dummies meant to represent 1. A white guard 2. Colonel Prince Kurousi.
A letter explained the various articles.
1800 - Our guns registered.
2000 - Capt. Watson (Intelligence Vaga Column) moved to SELTSO from Ust VAGA.
Capt. G. Naylor awarded the Military Cross.
1944 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI :-Operation Sally- LE HAUT DU BOSQ. (NORMANDY)
On the 8th July a more ambitious patrol was planned, known as Operation "Sally." A Company, under Major G. D. Jephson, M.C., moved forward during the night to occupy an orchard (903649) and to use it as a base for dawn operations against the enemy when they moved into their daylight forward positions.
At dawn the patrol moved up the railway line in search of the enemy. Contact was gained immediately and heavy enemy mortar fire caused casualties, Lieutenant H. C. Green being killed and Major Jephson wounded. The company was withdrawn, but several wounded had to be left in the orchard. During the night Lieutenant J. K. Mulcair (Canadian Infantry Corps, posted to the Regiment) led a patrol from B Company and recovered one of the wounded.
On the same night the 1st Highland Light Infantry relieved the Regiment, which moved back into brigade reserve.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – CHATEAU ST COME. (NORMANDY)
Our patrol activity last night was on a small scale but useful infm was gained concerning some of the enemy disposns on our front as indicated by 12 DEVON.
To-day has been a quiet one - though "A" Coy suffered a few casualties from enemy arty and mortar fire.
Coys have spent the day making any necessary adjustments in their layout and in generally strengthening our posns.
Our snipers have been getting to know the lie of the land but their fd of operations is somewhat cramped as the enemy posns are within 250 yds of our most fwd posns.
1944 - 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion - NORMANDY
The patient vigil of the Battalion snipers was at last rewarded on the 8th July, when first a German officer and later a soldier were knocked off from the Point du Siege at a range of 600 yards.