1873 – 52nd – Left Malta for Gibraltar on H.M.S Tamar.
1917 - 5th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - heavily engaged Third battle of the Scarpe (Arras) -
Attack on Hillside Work. (VIS-EN-ARTOIS.)
(Total Casualties.—8 officers and 291 N.C.O.'s and Men, out of 12 officers2 and 523 N.C.O.'s and Men who went into action.)
1919 - 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – Germany.
The Cadre of the Regiment this day appeared in its final stage, viz. :—a very small Headquarters and one Company, the latter commanded by Captain E. H. Whitfeld, M.C. (with C.-S.-M. Lay, M.M., and C.-Q.-M.-S. Parkinson).
Every endeavour was made to keep up the semblance of the organization as a Regiment, in order that every one should understand that there was no question of the Regiment being broken up to start again, but that it was merely passing through a stage in the coming period of reconstruction.
It was impressed upon the Cadre personnel that the future of the Regiment depended on them, as to them new-comers and recruits would turn for example, because they had been with the Regiment continuously or nearly so.
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – Germany.
The Regiment left Quarrendorf (5322) at 1140 hrs. in troop-carrying vehicles and moved through Brackel (5425), Pattensen (6027), Wittorf (7529), St. Diongs (7729) and over the River Elbe on the class 9 bridge at Tespe (777382) to Geesthacht (7540), which was reached at 1340 hrs.
The Regiment waited here until the evening while negotiations for the surrender of Hamburg were in progress.
At 1845 hrs., on the city's surrender, the Regiment left Geesthacht and moved through Bergedorf (6446), Schonningsted (6751) and Stemwarde (6655) to Willinghusen (6354), where it was ordered to spend the night before entering Hamburg at dawn on the following day.
1945 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI
Lutterstorf. Sheet 1/100,000. No.K.6. MR 4089.
Eventually in the early hours of the morning we found our advance parties & billeted ourselves in the area of LUTTERSTORF.
Everybody was by this time feeling the effects of three consecutive night-moves & had great difficulty in keeping awake.
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After breakfast we moved off again to BAD KLEINEN.
The Parachutists having met the Russians at WISMAR there is now no more fighting to be done.
However, there was no immediate rest for everybody owing to the hordes of Germans. Throughout the day the better part of two German divisions came in.
Some had been marching many days & could go no further.
Many were wounded, some came from hospitals & convalescent companies.
In addition to the WEHRMACHT there were long processions of German civilians mostly travelling on large horse-drawn waggons.
We were therefore called upon to provide guards and escorts both for the prisoners & for the civilians who could not be allowed to proceed further west where they would have clogged the lines of communication.