1824 - 52nd - arrived in CANADA on its first tour.
1885 – 2nd Bn Oxf LI – Metal Shoulder Badges, consisting of a brass bugle with “OXFORD” in brass underneath, were taken into wear. These were given by the Officer Commanding, to be kept up by the men, and to be worn on khaki clothing.
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – RIGHT BATTALION. (WESTERN FRONT)
Acting Captain V C Martin Struck Off Strength of the Regiment in the Field by a Medical Board in England.
Lieutenant R C Warren MC rejoined the Regiment from 3rd (Reserve) Battalion and was posted to B Company.
Lieutenant H A Smith rejoined the Regiment from 3rd (Reserve) Battalion and was posted to A Company.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – MARE. (ITALIAN FRONT)
Battalion marched at 5.30am to camp at MARE arriving about 7.30am.
NO camp in existence: tents and shelters had to be drawn and pitched.
Another intensely hot day.
2nd LIEUT ELLWOOD rejoined from 1/4th OXFORDS.
B Echelon Transport (i.e.) Cookers, GS Wagons, Mess Cart and 3 Limbers remained at S. MARIA.
Ration Strength: 25 Officers 659 OR. Casualties: 8 OR to Hospital – Sick.
1918 - 1/4th Bn. Oxf & Bucks LI - To GRANEZZA. (ITALIAN FRONT)
1940 – 2nd Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI:-The 52nd disembarked at Liverpool, after eighteen years’ service in India and Burma.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – CHATEAU ST COME. (NORMANDY)
Last night was a quiet one, our own patrols confining themselves to making sure that the enemy had not changed his positions during the night.
An enemy wiring party was observed on 'A' Coys front, strength about 20 men, but no action was taken owing to necessity of keeping the front quiet during the night.
Between 0520 hrs and 0700 hrs we had a magnificent view of hundreds of medium and heavy bombers carrying what is termed "the greatest air assault in history" against the enemy positions EAST and S.E. of CAEN.
This was followed be a tremendous artilery barrage of over [800?] guns and then we could see our armour going forward until it was out of sight in the dust & smoke caused by this artilery fire and bombing. Enemy reactions in our own front were negligible.
During the afternoon five of "A" Coy's numbers worked forward into one of the enemy forward positions and found it unoccupied, but later in the day the enemy returned and set off one of his own booby traps in the position.
The noise of the big push SOUTHWARDS and WESTWARDS out of our bridge head EAST of the River ORNE could be going on all day.
From all accounts the day's fighting has been going very successfully.
At about 23.00 hrs this evening a small number of enemy bombers flew over dropping about 100 small anti-personnel bombs on A + D Coys, one of which wounded Lt AF White in the back of the head. Other bombs were dropped near D + C Coys Standing Patrols and also some behind the enemy's FDLs. Our own patrols incurred no casualties.
1953 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI (43rd & 52nd) - The Regiment moved by train to Harwich and embarked for B.A.O.R.