1864 - 52nd arrived at Portsmouth from India.
1919 –1/1stBuckinghamshire Battalion – AYLESBURY.
“On March 23 the cadre left Novale, reaching Aylesbury on the 31st.
Here these remnants, under Lieutenant-Colonel L. L. C. Reynolds, D.S.O., paraded once again on that Square in front of the Town Hall where, more than four and a half years ago, the whole Battalion had paraded on mobilisation.
And so ended for us those wonderful years, in our brief record of which no claim is made of greater deeds than were achieved by others; enough that the Battalion never failed to uphold the great traditions of the British Army. Throughout those long, hard years, trying to the utmost the patience, the resolution, the courage and the endurance of all ranks, every officer, N.C.O. and man did his duty cheerfully.
In many a Midland home, for generations to come, names shall be held in honour, and question shall be asked, “What did they do?” Let the answer be:
“In the Great War they served with The First Bucks Battalion"”
Extract from First Buckinghamshire Battalion 1914-1919 by Capt P.L.Wright.
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – North West Europe
The advance continued to Vreden (3782) unopposed.
1945 - 2nd (AB) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – COESFELD to GREVEN (North West Europe)
1230 - Left COESFELD.
Moved along Divisional axis, already cleared by 5 Para to GREVEN 9288.
From here we moved up into the wooded area 947916 our Task being to protect the Divisions North flank.
One Battalion of parachutists is across the DORTMUND-EMS canal.
In getting into position we met fire from AA guns & small arms fire from Flak personnel.
C Coy suffered some casualties including Maj. Molloy.
Medium artillery helped to keep the Flak guns fairly quiet but there was only a very narrow safety margin.
The whole operation was rendered very difficult owing to the lack of any maps better than 1/100,000 & by the darkness of the night.