1813 - The Light Division moving towards Salamanca and driving Joseph Buonaparte from Portugal to the Pyrenees.
1906 – 1st Bn Oxf LI —The following Order regarding Dress was published in Regimental Orders :--
" The wearing of Chevrons gold, and Chevrons and Badges worsted, on khaki clothing will be discontinued from the 25th instant. Chevrons, and badges of rank, and Good Conduct badges of the ' lace ' or ' drab ' pattern will be worn on khaki clothing; the wearing of chevrons and badges worsted being restricted to white and serge clothing."
1919 –1st Bn, OXF & BUCKS LI – NORTH RUSSIA
2000 - Capt. G. NAYLOR, 2nd Lt. R.C. HOLLAND & 36 other ranks (reinforcements from Hospt. Etc) transhipped from S.S. STEPHEN to S.S. CLEAR.
1944 – 1st BUCKINGHAMSHIRE BATTALION - PETWORTH
The final parade of the entire group (Number 6 Beach Group) was for His Majesty The King, who visited Petworth and inspected the group on the 22nd May. The men made a fine showing in new hats, suits and flashes.
Vehicles had been specially painted and a DUKW with pipeclayed lifelines looked as no DUKW has ever looked before or since. The magnificent park provided an ideal setting for the parade and the weather was heavenly.
The parade was formed in a huge hollow rectangle, the Battalion occupying one end of the rectangle and a selection of vehicles the opposite end. As the parade was too large to control by word of mouth a bugle was used.
On the arrival of the King, who rode in a scout car of the 27th Armoured Brigade, officers were presented to His Majesty, who then inspected all troops. He concluded with an inspection of the vehicles. Besides the DUKW, these included an amphibious jeep, an armoured recovery vehicle and a bulldozer grouped round a balloon of the balloon squadron. His Majesty was much amused at the latter, and jocularly hoped that an amphibious jeep might be reserved for him when peace returned, as he considered it an admirable conveyance for duck-shooting. The King was looking bronzed and fit in his battledress, and with typical royal memory recalled the last occasion when he had seen the Battalion on parade, on that freezing day at Newbury in January, 1940.
1971 – 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets – Northern Ireland.
Remembering today – Cpl R BANKIER - Northern Ireland.
“At first the area was comparatively quiet with only minor stoning and bottling incidents in the Lower Falls. However on 12th May the first ambush of an army patrol took place.
This was followed on 22nd May by a well executed ambush by one of our own patrols in Cromac Square on the Northern edge of the Markets.
A landrover patrol commanded by Corporal Bankier was told that there were some youths causing trouble in Cromac Square. He decided to investigate and clashed with the youths who then ran away down a street leading into the Markets. Corporal Bankier's patrol followed them inside whereupon fire was opened on them from two directions. The patrol returned fire and dismounted. While doing so, Corporal Bankier was most regretably hit by a ricochet. He subsequently died as a result of his injuries. As far as we know, no I.R.A. members were killed or wounded in the incident and despite an immediate cordon and search of the area around the site, no more than a few empty cases were discovered. The provisional I.R.A. later claimed responsibility for the ambush as a reprisal for the death of one of their members.”