1811 -The Light Division - crossed the Tagus.
1914 – Buckinghamshire Battalion – WOLVERTON
The spacious new Territorial Drill Hall which has been erected at the junction of Stantonbury and Haversham Roads at Wolverton was opened with fitting ceremony by Lieut-General E C Bethune (Director of the Territorial Force).
The new hall is a very spacious and well appointed building and contains all the offices and equipment for the proper training of the Territorial Units. A strong contingent of the two Wolverton Company’s under Captain L C Hawkins and Colour Sergeant W L Marsh and Colour Sergeant F Smith were drawn up into line on the parade ground which adjoins the building.
1918 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – LEFT FRONT BATTALION.
1918 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – MONTE LEMERLE.
Pouring wet day.
Artillery continued wire cutting but observation very difficult.
Working Parties as before.
Following Awards for VAISTER raid were notified:-
2LIEUT WILCOX MILITARY CROSS
266851 CPL A YEO D.C.M.
33947 PTE W SHEPPARD MILITARY MEDAL
34011 PTE H WRIGHT MILITARY MEDAL
All D COY
Ration Strength: 26 Officers 648 OR Casualties 8 OR
1935 – Buckinghamshire Battalion - AYLESBURY
The opening of the new Headquarters in the Oxford Road, Aylesbury. The buildings have
been erected on a site of about 1 1/2 acres which has a road frontage of 240 feet-the main building having a frontage of 120 feet. The accommodation provided is undoubtedly a very great improvement on the old Headquarters in the Market Square. Accommodation exists for the Bucks Territorial Army Association, Headquarters of the 393rd (Royal Bucks Yeomanry)
R.A., T.A. Headquarters of "B" Company of the Battalion, Battalion Headquarters. Headquarters 99th (Berks and Bucks Yeomarry) Fd. Bde. R.A., together with the Territorial Club…….
1944 - 13th June -16th August -2nd (Airborne) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI- Engaged in Holding the Bridgehead on the eastern flank of the Normandy front.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI –HEROUVILETTE to ST COME.
At 0215 hrs Brigade ordered the Regiment to move to area SOUTH of BREVILLE under command of 3 Para Brigade - relieving 9 Para Bn.
The attack on BREVILLE had not been as successful as was hoped and we were ordered to prevent the ENEMY forming up between BREVILLE and our position at all costs.
The Regiment moved out from HEROUVILLETTE at 0500 hrs and reached the new location 135736 at 0700 hrs.
We began to strengthen defensive positions and clear fields of fire immediately.
Place: St Come
A very strong defensive position had been built up by 1300 hrs although the area was being subjected to intermittent mortar & shell fire which caused a small number of casualties before the positions had been completed.
Coys sent out recce patrols during the night to locate and if possible identify the enemy.
1944 - 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion - NORMANDY
With the arrival of Lieutenant-Colonel Wreford Brown to act as commander of No. 5 Beach Group the headquarters of No. 6 Beach Group was moved to Lion-sur-Mer at 0700 hrs. on the 12th June (D plus 6) and responsibility for the beaches was handed over.
No. 6 Beach Group was now solely responsible for the beach maintenance area, but A and B Companies, 1st Bucks, working beaches, remained under command of No. 5 Beach Group.
From the time that headquarters, No. 6 Beach Group, moved to Lion-sur-Mer these matters of the beaches were left to No. 5 Beach Group, and we were able to concentrate on the administration of the dump area. This proved a much easier problem, as by the 12th June dumps had been established most efficiently, initial difficulties had been solved, and the machine had had time to run itself in.