1847 - 52nd - landed at Portsmouth after 11 years foreign service.
1917 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – LE PREOL.
Casualties: Wounded = 2
1917–1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – DAMBRE CAMP (B27d)
Sunday Church Parade Service.
In the afternoon OFFICERS & Platoon SERGTs attended a lecture by the C.R.A. in connection with the forthcoming operation.
During the afternoon one of our KITE BALLOONS was brought down by an E.A. and later one of the E.A. was brought down by gunfire.
At night 1 OFFR and 16 OR went up the line to reconnoitre assembly positions in connection with the forthcoming operations beginning at 5.30pm.
Ration Strength 22 officers 804 OR
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – LE MESNIL.
'B' Coy were relieved by a "Coy Gp" of the Royal Netherlands Bde and went into Bn res just West of R.H.Q. 'A' and 'D' Coys changed over Coy areas. Enemy mortars and arty more active than usual, obtaining direct hits on buildings occupied by R.H.Q. 'A' and 'H' Coy HQs. Eight casualties incurred during the day.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – OUISTREHAM -Normandy
Rev Duplock Padre (C of E) to local AA unit is ministering to Bn in place of Rev Dix.
AM - Shelling on docks.
PM - Normal routine.
2230 - Advised by 1 Corps that the Bn has to supply draft of 3 officers (incl 1 Capt) 150 ORs to 7 Argylles tomorrow morning at 1000 hrs. The blow, long awaited, has therefore at last fallen.
Comd Offr decided, in view of operational commitments (ie 'B' 'C' and 'S' Coys in line) to draft from 'A' and 'D' Coys.
6 Airborne Div confirmed that this must be as others could not be released in time.
Conference 'A' and 'D' Coy Comds called for 0030 hrs.