1915 - 2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – BETHUNE
The whole Brigade now here in Reserve.
Moved billets from vicinity of RUE D’ARRAS to the TOBACCO FACTORY.
1915 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – ROMARIN
Bn in Billets. Divisional Reserve.
2 Coys on fatigue 6pm-3am in trenches of Warwick Brigade.
1917 - Third battle of the Scarpe (Arras) - 5th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI heavily engaged
1945 – 1st Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – Germany.
The Regiment left Quarrendorf (5322) at 1140 hrs. in troop-carrying vehicles and moved through Brackel (5425), Pattensen (6027), Wittorf (7529), St. Diongs (7729) and over the River Elbe on the class 9 bridge at Tespe (777382) to Geesthacht (7540), which was reached at 1340 hrs.
The Regiment waited here until the evening while negotiations for the surrender of Hamburg were in progress. At 1845 hrs., on the city's surrender, the Regiment left Geesthacht and moved through Bergedorf (6446), Schonningsted (6751) and Stemwarde (6655) to Willinghusen (6354), where it was ordered to spend the night before entering Hamburg at dawn on the following day.
1945 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI
Lutterstorf. Sheet 1/100,000. No.K.6. MR 4089.
Eventually in the early hours of the morning we found our advance parties & billeted ourselves in the area of LUTTERSTORF. Everybody was by this time feeling the effects of three consecutive night-moves & had great difficulty in keeping awake.
Bad Kleinen 4681
After breakfast we moved off again to BAD KLEINEN. The Parachutists having met the Russians at WISMAR there is now no more fighting to be done. However, there was no immediate rest for everybody owing to the hordes of Germans. Throughout the day the better part of two German divisions came in. Some had been marching many days & could go no further. Many were wounded, some came from hospitals & convalescent companies. In addition to the WEHRMACHT there were long processions of German civilians mostly travelling on large horse-drawn waggons. We were therefore called upon to provide guards and escorts both for the prisoners & for the civilians who could not be allowed to proceed further west where they would have clogged the lines of communication.