1884 - 52nd - left Ireland for Gibraltar.
1916 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – AILLY-SUR-SOMME.
1916 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – TRENCHES NW OF POZIERES
By about 5am 6TH AVENUE was held from Point 21 (R.33A) to PT88 (X2.B)
At about 8am A Coy were sent back to rest just W of the entrance to OVILLERS & C & D Coys took over the line.
About 11.30am the Germans opened heavy shell fire on the right of 5TH AVENUE & about mid day they started systematically flattening 6TH AVENUE starting from the right & working down the trench. Very heavy shells were employed & trench mortars & a minenwerfer from the direction of MOUQUET FARM enfiladed the trench. The heavies opened on the latter & momentarily eased the situation. Owing to the extremely heavy shelling it was found necessary to withdraw from 6TH AVENUE & hold the head of the right & left communicators. This bombardment was kept up practically without cessation until about 10pm.
At about 8pm B Coy took over the front line & established a line of posts 100 yards outside 6TH AVENUE: D Coy & 2 platoons of C were withdrawn into 5TH AVENUE & the other 2 platoons of C were posted around PT 11 in 3RD AVENUE.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – LE MESNIL.
'B' Coy returned to their posns in the WOOD 140737 this morning, relieving the Dutch Coy who had been ordered to take over another Coy area further North.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Normandy):-
By 1800 hrs the whole Battalion had been transported to the new position, which was actually just outside Cresserons in a small village called Plumetot, which had figured in the original first key plan of the beach maintenance area.
Just before the headquarters were closed down at Ouistreham a telephone call was received from I Corps saying we were expected to provide a further draft of eight officers and one hundred other ranks for the 1st Black Watch by 1900 hrs. that night. Without soliciting anyone’s advice the adjutant stated that it could not be done, as the Battalion was on the move, but guaranteed to have the draft ready by 1100 hrs. the following day, the 16th August. This was agreed.
0800 - Arrangements made with 6 Airborne Div to withdraw 'B' Coy, Carrier Pl, & A tk Pl from line in view of move. QM sent to recce new area.
1600 - Bn moves by Coys to new location.
1615 - Warned by 1 Corps that we are expected to find further draft of 8 offrs and 100 ORs by 1900 hrs tonight. Reply quite impossible in view of move. Finally arranged that draft will be ready by 1100 hrs 16 Aug 44.
1800 - Settling in at new area in orchard and fields.
1900 - Conference of Coy Comds. Decided that draft to be found from 'C' Coy (2 Pls) and 'D' Coy (1 Pl). Offr question still in abeyance.
1905 - 1 Corps state only 3 offrs now required - all subalterns.
1910 - Offrs selected, 2/Lt R.C.B.M. Viney, Lt D.A. Chatham, Lt J.C. Soulsby. This now cleans out 'D' Coy and posn is 'A' and 'D' Coys - HQs only, 'C' Coy - 1 Pl and HQ, 'B' Coy still complete.
PM - Lt R.D. Moore promoted A/Capt in lieu of Capt Hope posted with previous draft. Thunderstorm and heavy rain starts - continues to approx 2300 hrs. All bivouacs etc flooded. Morale low!
1963 – 1st Green Jackets 43rd & 52nd – Disembarked to Sarawak & Brunei.(2nd tour)