1798 - 52nd - after 15 years in India arrived at Chatham; strength 18 Officers, and 166 rank and file.
1917 – 2nd Bn OXF & BUCKS LI – LE PREOL.
84th Reinforcement, 13 Rank and File joined.
The following Officers visited the Regiment having come from various parts of the british Armies Front.
Brigadier General A G F Eden D.S.O.
Lt Col Earl Fitzwilliam K.C.V.O, D.S.O.
Major H L Ruck-Keene D.S.O.
The Inter Platoon Stage of the “2nd Division Fire Unit Commander and marksmans Competition” was fired on the Le Quesnoy range.
The result was a win for the Composite Platoon of C Company nominated by Capt Griffith-Williams to represent the Company.
1917–1/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – IN THE LINE ST JULIEN & Line of STEENBEEK
IN THE LINE.
During the day our artillery carried out bombardment of the LANGEMARK LINE. HOSTILE artillery fairly heavy particularly on the KITCHENER LINE.
At about 9pm the ENEMY put up their S.O.S which was followed immediately by a heavy barrage along our front line. We replied by an intense bombardment in answer to our S.O.S.
CASUALTIES 1 OR killed & 5 OR wounded
At about 11pm the Battalion relieved the 1/5 GLOSTERS in the front line taking over the following dispositions:-
Bn HQ VANHEULE FARM
A Coy HQ G.17.b.2.8. 1 platoon to right of HQ and to 1 left, 1 platoon C.11.d. 95 40 1 platoon C.11.55.55
B Coy HQ C.17.b.98.63. 1 post NCO 10 men (incl L.G.) at C.12.c.35.32.,
1 post NCO 10 men at 12.c.47.14 . Platoon guarding ST JULIEN bridge on W bank. Remainder of Coy in concrete Shelters at C.18.a.15.90.
D Coy HQ and 1 platoon CHEDDAR VILLA. 2 1/2 platoons CALIFORNIA DRIVE. Platoon on FALKENHAYEN REDOUBT C.17.c.05.57.
C Coy HQ C.17.a.4.5 2 platoons CANOPUS TRENCH. 2 platoons CANTEEN TRENCH.
Ration Strength 24 Officers 908 OR.
1932 – 4th Bn Oxf & Bucks LI – Annual Camp – BORDON.
1944 - 2nd (Airborne) Bn, Oxf & Bucks LI – BREVILLE & AMFREVILLE
Nothing more was seen of the enemy in the LONGUEMARE X rds area last night, but today our patrols found seven entrenching tools and a German FS Cap in the area where the enemy had been reported digging yesterday evening. Mortar bomb craters were also seen in the area and it is thought that our mortar fire caused the enemy to retire in some haste. During the day we suffered 5 casualties from enemy mortar and arty fire.
1944 – 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion – OUISTREHAM -Normandy
0800 - 'A' Coy took over new posns and 'D' Coy took over YORK BRIDGE as arranged.
All coys now committed operationally except half of 'D' Coy which is resting and cleaning up.
AM - No shelling during morning.
1300 - Hinted by senior chaplain 7 Base Sub-Area that Ronnie Dix, our Padre, may be called to take up the post of Vicar of CAEN in the English Church there.
1500 - Comd Offr and Adjt visited Col Carse in 6 Cdn Hsptl LA DELIVRANDE. Quite fit and well himself but will not be fit for duty for approx five weeks and will probably be evacuated to England within a few days.
A further 23 men went off to 1 Corps Leave Camp at MOUDINEAUX 969802. Reports from last lot were excellent - a soldier's paradise with no parades!