1861 – 43rd - Indian Mutiny medals presented to 43rd at Madras
1917 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – CAMBLAIN CHATELAIN
During the three days May 14-16 training was continued as last week.
A Brigade Bombing class conducted by Capt A P Young M.C, 17th Royal Fusiliers trained Lt Booth, 2Lt Atkins, 2Lt Crewe and 8 NCO’s as Instructors in Bombing.
1917 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – OUTPOST LINE.
Outpost Line – Battn and Transport moved from LE TRANSLOY to the Transport Lines of the 7th SOUTH STAFFS prior to relieving them in the line in the evening (I.36.C).
Battn moved by Platoons at 200 yards interval.
Leading Company started at 2.30 and all companies arrived at I 36 C by 5.30
8.45-Battn moved by Platoons from KELY CHATEAU (J.25.C) where guides met them to take over from SOUTH STAFFS.
Dispositions of Companies:-
C Coy Left Subsector from J12 A 2 6 to KY A 1 4 incl
B Coy Centre Subsector from KY A I 4 excl to K 7 D 4.4 incl
A Coy Right Subsector from K 7. D.4.4 excl to K 14 A 1.6 incl
D Coy Support at J 18 D 37.
Company HQ A - K 13 B. 3.9
Company HQ B - K 7 C.4.5
Company HQ C - J 12 D.2.4
Company HQ D - J 18 D.3.7
Adv Battn - J 18 D.4.9
Rear Battn - J 16 D.7.2
Transport & QM Stores - I 36 D.74
The 143 Bde on our Left and 4 ROYAL BERKS on our Right.
Remainder of Night passed very quietly.
Ration Strength: 25 Officers 593 Ors.
Weather Fine and Warm.
1944 - 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI sent a representative company of 120 officers and men (under the command of Major Howard) to take part in the procession for the “Salute the Soldier” savings campaign which took place in Oxford. The commanding officer decided to send Oxford men. It was a welcome break, for it gave everyone in the party two days at home. For security reasons this visit of representatives of the Regiment could not be advertised, but when the people of Oxford saw the detachment wearing the red beret of airborne troops together with the badge of the county Regiment, they gave the parade a rousing welcome.
The company was perfectly turned out and its marching through the city was faultless. This, together with the obvious stamp of supreme physical fitness, gained the admiration of everyone who saw the parade.
1957 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI (43rd & 52nd) – Battle Honours for the Second World War were awarded to the Regiment.