1874 - 52nd - embarked in H.M.S. Tamar at Gibraltar for England.
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA
0400 - Anchored MURMANSK SMALL TOWN NEAR MOUTH OF kola river.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – Bulford
The division was inspected by His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Majesty The Queen and Princess Elizabeth.
1945 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – Bulford
The remainder of the Regiment arrived.
1981 – 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets – Northern Ireland.
Remembering today –
L/Cpl G WINSTONE
Rfn M E BAGSHAW
Rfn A GAVIN
Rfn J W KING
Drv P BULMAN (RCT Attached 1RGJ))
“On the morning of 19th May a Saracen Armoured Personnel Carrier containing a Support Company patrol was completely destroyed by an explosive device placed under a culvert that it was crossing. The vehicle crew were all kilted instantly. The area was sealed off and the sad duty of piecing together the circumstances of the crime began. At Besshrook the regimental flag flew at half mast in tribute to the fives of the vehicle crew: L/Cpl Winstone, Rifleman Bagshaw, Rifleman Gavin, Rifleman King and Driver Bulman, RCT. During the following week the crew of Callsign 42 Foxtrot were buried in their home towns in England. Immaculate bearer parties from the 3rd Battalion and the Depot carried the coffins at the funerals. Large congregations attended the church services of L/Cpl Winstone in Bedford and Rifleman Bagshaw in Abingdon. These congregations and many letters from sympathisers, ranging from the Queen to hitherto unknown neighbours in Hounslow, did much to comfort parents and to remind us of the depth of support that the Army enjoys.”