1914 - Great Briain declared war on Germany; mobilization ordered.
1916 –2nd Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – MONTAUBAN.
1916 – 1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – DOMLEGER
Battn in billets –
Company training. Bombing & Lewis guns courses
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – BREVILLE & AMFREVILLE
A quiet night except for the usual arty activity and a number of enemy a/c attacked their own FDLs. One of our standing patrols was heavily shelled during the afternoon but otherwise an uneventful day.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – OUISTREHAM -Normandy
0150 - 'C' reports operational handover from 'D' Coy now complete. Handover hampered by incessant shelling of the canal bridge. No casualties but damage done to EAST side of Lock - not very bad.
0900 - Heard that Lt Col Carse will be evacuated to England and will be hors de combat for approx 5 weeks.
1000 - Corps and Airborne Div informed of casualty. Recce made for new adv Bn HQ other side of R. ORNE. Warning order issued to 'S' and 'HQ' Coys.
1500 - Proposed move of Bn HQ postponed due in view of possible amendments to operational role. Awaiting instructions from 6 Airborne Div.
1600 - New entertainments programmes issued.