1811 - Light Division - fell back from Gallegos towards the plains of Fuentes d'Onor. (Peninsula).
1917 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – Near ROCLINCOURT
The Regiment completed its move back to the orginal German and British Lines (i.e. as they were up to 9.4.17) and about midday received orders to move as part of the Brigade to Ecouvres, the move was carried out during the afternoon and the Regiment was billeted in “Y” Hutments.
1917 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – HAMEL. MONS EN CHAUSSEE - ESTREES EN CHAUSSEE
Battn in Billets. – Working party of 200 men on craters at ESTREES EN CHAUSEE from 8am to 4pm.
Remainder of Battn on Company Training.
The following reinforcements arrived:-
2ND LT REEVE C G from 4th Res Battn
2ND LT DIPPLE T D from 4th Res Battn
and 10 ORs.
Weather: Fine & Warm.
Ration Strength: 23 Officers 572 OR.
1945 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI - Nostorf 9438 Germany Schwartow 1037
At 0200 hrs we left NOSTORF by march route. A Coy leading. The way lay mostly along very rough & unreconnoitred tracks. At a point just west of the railway at 984388 the leading vehicles became bogged.
The Regiment therefore went on without its transport and arrived at SCHWARTOW at dawn. No opposition was encountered.
Meanwhile Maj. Edmunds & Maj. Everett reassembled the vehicles and led them down harder tracks to BOLZENBURG (9835) and thus up again to rejoin the Regiment.
There was clearly no enemy anywhere near us and the Parachute Brigades started off in transport along the main road northwards in the early morning.
The 52nd had time for a short rest and a hot meal, but in the afternoon we were ordered to follow on behind the parachutists. This we did by means of our own unit & captured transport.
On the roads we passed through crowds of liberated allied P.O.W. and later on became involved in the streams of German troops walking & riding back along the main axis. The Wehrmacht was clearly surrendering en masse, & nobody had much time to deal with them. One platoon of A Coy was dropped off at WITTENBURG (2251) to start organising a temporary P.W. camp.
Owing to the crowded roads, the uncertainty as to the positions of the troops in front of us and the darkness of the night, the progress of the column became very slow.