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.
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA.
0100 - Wireless set up from G.H.Q. and erected at SELTSO.
2200 - Bolo patrol on Brown Patch opened fire on NIJNI KITSA and MALA BERESNIK. Estimated strength 12 to 15.
Both posts replied and guns fired a few rounds on the Brown Patch.
All quiet 2215.
1919 – 2nd Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – OXFORD.
July 18th.—Major J. A. Ballard is appointed Second-in-Command, with effect from 1.7.19.
Officers posted as under :--
To Command Companies :--
C Company, to be known as "Major A. J. N. Bartlett's Company."
A Company, to be known as "Captain J. L. Portal's Company."
B Company, to be known as "Major R. B. Crosse’s Company."
Second in Command of Companies : --
Captain E. H. Whitfeld, M.C., A Company.
Captain G. Field, M.C., B Company.
Officers above are shown in order of seniority.
Captain (Brevet-Major) R. B. Crosse, D.S.O., attached temporarily to D Company and assumed command of it; Captain G. Field, M.C., in temporary command of Major Crosse's Company.
The following Officers proceeded to Cork on duty with a view to facilitating the absorption of the 3rd Reserve Battalion into the 2nd Battalion :--
Lieut.-Colonel A. J. F. Eden, C.M.G., D.S.O., and Captain (Brevet-Major) R. B. Crosse, D.S.O.; and later, Major A. J. R. Bartlett, D.S.O., Captain J. L. Portal, D.S.O , Captain G. Field, M.C.
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 artillery 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 artillery 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.