1812 – 43rd and 52nd - Siege of Badajoz; capture of the outwork of La Picurina:
1885 – 2nd Bn Oxf LI – Arrived at Alexandria (Egypt) as part of Army of Occupation
1917 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – HERICOURT
1917 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – DOIGNT.
Outpost Line. –
C Coy + 2 platoons of A Coy relieved D Coy and other 2 Platoons of A Coy in forward position at 5am, D Coy returning to DOIGNT WOOD line and the 2 platoons of A Coy to trenches astride DOIGNT – COURCELLES road.
The line was again altered, the position in front of BRUSLE South of COLOGNE River being handed over to 1/4 R BERKS at 8am.
Our outpost line was extended Northwards as far as V.11.c.5.7. so as to cover BUIRE WOODS, and running from there in a straight line to E edge of BUIRE.
There was a certain amount of shelling of the Outpost Line near BUIRE WOODS during the day.
Hostile aircraft were very active.
Ration Strength 21 officers 646 OR.
1945 - 2nd (AB) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – HAMMINKELN (North West Europe)
Throughout the night this movement continued & tanks & about 30 infantry approached the bridge. "A" Coy were moved up to area behind "B" Coy. When it appeared that the tanks were on the bridge, the order was given for the bridge to be blown. Enemy definitely got into houses 218498.
0300 - Attack seems to have stopped. One tank hit by 6 pdr. Damage not known. Mediums laying harassing fire.
0400 - The enemy started working round to the North. Small party infiltrated between C & A Coys.
0445 - C Coy attacked and one platoon position overrun. S.O.S. Tasks called for.
A Coy counter attacked Northwards & one coy from 12 Devons moved up to occupy A Coys former position around crossroads.
0530 - Tank activity started up again between RINGENBURG & the river. 2 Mark IV's definitely seen. Shortly after 0700 Typhoons made their first rocket-firing attack. A Coy returned to their original position releasing the Devons company. Typhoon attacks on AUTOBAHN & RINGENBURG areas throughout the day. Continued enemy infantry activity was noticed to the North & West of D Coy, who made a clearing raid on the houses at 214508.
1900 - Comd Officer's O Group at Brigade. Information re take-over during the night by 157 Bde of 52 (Lowland) Div.
2040 - A Coy again attacked Northwards beside the road, suffering some casualties from enemy who appeared behind civilians who were displaying a white flag. While the Cameronians were taking over during the night, there was some desultory fire over the whole Bn area, but very few casualties were incurred.