1809 - The Light Brigade under Craufurd, reached Navalmoral, 52 miles from Talavera, at sunset. (PENINSULA WAR)
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA.
D Coy. from UST VAGA to BERESNIK and embarked for ARCHANGEL.
1630 - Gen. WALSHE C.G.S. M.R.E.F. arrived SELTSO to see Commanding Officer and left at 1730 hrs
2100 - 3/4th Bn. N.R.R. (Headquarters and 2 Companies) arrived at UST VAGA from BERESNIK
1944 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – NORMANDY.
Another move brought the Regiment to Bougy (914610), where it relieved the 1st East Lancashire Regiment.
Here it was in close contact with the enemy, a battalion of the 237th Infantry Division, which it had fought on the 16th July.
Deserters came in at an average rate of two a day.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – CHATEAU ST COME.(NORMANDY)
During the night a small number of enemy bombers dropped a few bombs on the Regimental area causing damage to a small building occupied by No.7 (A/Tk) Pl HQ. (no one inside the house was hurt). 'A' Coy suffered one slight casualty.
Our patrols confirmed that the enemy are still occupying the same FDLs.
The enemy has been much more cautious in his movement to-day and our snipers only claim one definite hit.
At 1730 our mortars put down a small but effective conc on a party of ten enemy moving back to their Coy HQ.
At 2045 hrs about 20 enemy mortar bombs landed in the field behind one of our own mortar batterys, and so all three of our batterys fired immediately on BENEAUVILLE CHATEAU which is thought to be a Bn HQ.
This seemed to have the desired effect.