1857 – 43rd - Green goat's-hair plumes ordered to be worn in head-dress of Officers of 43rd in lieu of the ball-tufts.
1862 – 43rd – Establishment increased by one trained Bandmaster.
1879 – 52nd – The new Regulation Helmet was taken into wear.
1889 – 2nd Bn Oxf LI – Intimation received that the distinction of MYSORE is to be borne on the Colours, for services rendered by the 52nd Regiment in the campaigns in Southern India, 1780-1784 and 1790-1792.
1899 – 1st Bn Oxf LI – The new pattern Badge for the Field Service Caps and Foreign Service Helmets taken into use.
1916 – 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – HERSIN Q.5.- CAMBLAIN-CHATELAIN 15. (Map 36B 3rd Edition 1/40,000 HAZEBROUCK 5a 1/100,000)
Marched to BARLIN (1 ¼ miles) there with 17th Royal Fusiliers entrained and proceeded to BRUAY (20 mins) thence by road through DIVION to CAMBLAIN-CHAELAIN into billets. Distance 5 miles. A hot day. During these short train journeys, 1st Line transport and chargers proceed by road. Two motor lorries are provided by the Division to carry 2 blankets per man.
1916 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – HEBUTERNE
Battalion in Trenches.
J Section – ¼ OXFORDS on Left – 1/5 GLOSTERS on Right.
A patrol under CAPT COMBES went out at 8pm & the following are extracts from the 8th Corps summaries
Dated 3rd April.
“A patrol of 2 Officers & 25 OR advanced during the night of ½ April in the direction of 16 POPLARS with the intention of interrupting or capturing an enemy patrol. The enemy apparently becoming early aware of this patrol sent out a strong party of 50 men to oppose them. Our patrol after putting up a good fight retired safely behind our own line. Our casualties were 4 Killed & 2 Wounded all of which were brought in. Casualties to the enemy are unknown though a few of the bombs & rifle grenades fired were seen to burst well amongst them.”
Dated 4th April.
“With reference to the patrol report in yesterdays summary , attention is drawn to the fact that the enemy were robbed of any possible identification by the calmness & resolve shown by the patrol in getting back the Killed & Wounded to our own trenches. The behaviour of all ranks was excellent. The withdrawal was slow & deliberate & the men were well in hand. Although it is difficult to distinguish one mans service from another SERGT BALDWIN, LCE CORPL GOLDSWAIN, and LCE CORPL JENNINGS are deserving of special note.
Although SERGT BALDWIN was wounded, not only did he assist in carrying back one of the dead men, but came back again to assist the covering party when the enemy were almost on top of them. During the fight several of the grenades which were thrown amongst the enemy caused “considerable havoc, loud cries & groans were heard”
The GOC 48th Div & the GOC 145th Bde congratulated the Battalion on the work of this patrol.
1945- 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI - NWE Greven
During the day large numbers of disgruntled Flak personnel gave themselves up. There was no other enemy activity on our front.
2000 - Moved off from woods and made for the bridge over the DORTMUND-EMS canal at 982906. Here the marching troops crossed by the precarious remains of the bridge, which was broken-backed owing to RAF bombing. The transport crossed by an RE bridge further south.
1958 – All ranks of the Regiment (Oxf & Bucks LI) were transferred from the Light Infantry Brigade to the Green Jackets Brigade.