1808 - 2nd Bn.43rd and 2nd Bn. 52nd landed in Portugal.
1897 – 1st Bn Oxf LI – Moved to Curragh
1916 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – BUS-LES-ARTOIS.
5th Infantry Brigade relieved 3rd Guards Brigade in Beaumont Section.
The regiment moved into Brigade Reserve relieving 1/Grenadier Guards in new billets in Bus-Les-Artois.
1915– 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – SAILLY
Working Parties on Communication Trench LARREY
1916 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – USNA REDOUBT
At 8am the Battn moved into the gunpits behind the USNA REDOUBT on the 1/4 OXF & BUCKS LI leaving.
Battn HQ was in the USNA REDOUBT.
At about 3pm the Battn was relieved by the 1/6 GLOSTERS & marched to BOUZINCOURT. A & B Coys were in huts, C & D in billets.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – GONNEVILLE & MERVILLE.
We were ordered to send a detachment consisting of two Coy gps under comd Major M. Darrell Brown, D.S.O. to take over from 3 Commando at VARAVILLE. This was accomplished without incident.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Normandy):-
1000 - Lt D.J.D. Defriez attached to 1 Corps as L.O. (semi-permanent).
1100 - Lt Col Boehm goes to HQ Airborne to try and sort out the tpt question - can get no real satisfaction.
General Gale, Comd 6 Airborne Div officially applies to 1 Corps to use our Mortar Pl and Carrier Pl complete in an operational role.
1300 - OC Mortar Pl and Carrier Pl warned accordingly to stand by.
1500 - Offr from GSD 1 Corps arrived to say we were to supply 10 - 3 tonners and 3 - 15 cwts to 7 Armd Div at once. Explained that all our 3 tonners were with Airborne which caused some surprise. GSD branch did not seem to be quite in the picture and are the odd lap or so behind. Agreed to send 2 - 3 tonners and 3 - 15 cwts immediately, and GSD said he would arrange for the return of our remaining 3 - tonners from Airborne.
1910 - Further visit by Col Boehm to HQ Airborne. AQMG promised to get 3 - tonners back. Still no news as to our future role.
2000 - Further message received from DDOS 1 Corps saying all eqpt and all vehs less 10 to be handed in. This is becoming quite a habit now, but we still have not handed anything in!