1884 - 52nd - arrived at Gibraltar on its 3rd visit.
1916 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – BUS-LES-ARTOIS.
All classes of Instruction in progress.
1916 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – BOUZINCOURT
Battn in billets & huts
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – GONNEVILLE & MERVILLE.
The Regt was ordered to concentrate at ST RICHER 2069, this was completed by 2130 hrs.
At 2300 hrs the Comd Offr received orders to stand by to move.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion (Normandy):-
0930 - CO and QM go to 1 Corps. On way over are met by agitated off from Airborne who states that General Gale urgently wants to see them. Arrive at HQ Airborne to find that they want all our tpt and carriers for load carrying. CO explains it cannot be done as we have just had another order to hand them all in. CO and QM proceed to 1 Corps, see DDOS and it is there arranged that stores need only be handed in as and when we like and if we like. The following infm is also obtained (i) Our future is likely to be garrison duties (ii) 21 Army Gp are now preparing a minimum cadre for the Bn - nos not yet specified (iii) There will be no further drafts till our future is settled, and the minimum cadre agreed (iv) We will remain in present location until further notice.
1500 - Lt Col Gore, G1 Ops 21 Army Gp arrived to enquire if we had yet withdrawn all our men from Airborne Div. Explained that they had been withdrawn a week ago and since sent on draft. 21 Army Gp it appears knew nothing of this and were extremely surprised as we are apparently directly under 21 Army Gp and not 1 Corps. He hinted that we might be returned to OUISTREHAM in our original role of guarding the docks and that we would become a garrison unit later.
2300 - Started to rain hard and continued raining throughout the night. Enemy AC overhead. AA opened up - no bombs in our area.
1956 - 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI (43rd & 52nd) - arrived in Cyprus.