1st Bn, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry: Deployments
Authors and Contributors this page: Graham Watson
Page created 1 March 2001. Corrected and updated 06.06.2003
1st Battalion,
43rd Regiment of Foot
1741-1881
1881-1966
1966-1992
United Kingdom  
Note:This is a battalion history of the Regular Army. See the main regimental page for full lineage and other information.
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  1741 Thomas Fowke's Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1751.07.01 43rd Regiment of Foot
       
     
       
  1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire Light Infantry
  1881 Burma
  1882 India: Bangalore
  1885 Agra?
  1887 England: Parkhurst
  1893 Ireland: Kinsale
  1895 Ireland: Dublin
  1897 Curragh
  1898 England: Devonport
  1899.12 South Africa 13 Bde
  1902 England: Chatham
  1903 India: Subathu
  1906 Lucknow
  1908.10.16 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
  1909 Madras  
  1912 Ahmednagar 17 Bde, 6 Ind Inf Div
1914.11.26 Mesopotamia 17 Bde, 6 Ind Inf Div
  1916.04.29 captured by the Turks at Kut al Amara
  1916.07 Provisional Bn, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
formed at Wadi from reinforcements
  1916 Mesopotamia 28 Bde, 7 Ind Inf Div
  1917.10.19 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
  1917.10 Mesopotamia 50 Bde, 15 Ind Inf Div
  1919.05.19 North Russia
  1919.09.27 at sea
  1920.01.02 Ireland: Limerick
  1922 England: Shorncliffe
  1925 Germany Army of Occupation
  1927 England: Parkhurst
  1932 Bordon 3 Bde
  1935 England: Colchester
  1939.09 France & Belgium 4 Inf Div, BEF
  1940.01 France & Belgium 48 Inf Div
  1940.06 UK
  1942.07 UK 42 Armd Div
  1943.09 UK 53 Inf Div
  1944.06 NW Europe 53 Inf Div
  1945 Germany
  1948.08.05 amalgamated on the Rhine with 2nd Battalion without change of title
  1948. UK depot ??  
  1951.10 Egypt 2 Bde
  1954 Germany: Osnabrück  
  1956.07 Cyprus  
  1958.11.07 1st Green Jackets (43rd and 52nd)
  1958.11 England: Tidworth  
  1959 England: Warminster  
  1961 Penang  
  1965.08 Berlin  
  1966.01.01 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets (43rd and 52nd)
redesignated upon formation of "large" regiment from Green Jackets Brigade
  1967.06 England: Tidworth  
  1968.07.01 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets
  1970 Germany: Celle 7 Armd Bde
  1972.07 (Northern Ireland)  
  1972.11 Germany: Celle 7 Armd Bde
  1973.08 (Northern Ireland)  
  1973.12 Germany: Celle 7 Armd Bde
  1974.09 England: Dover 5 Bde
  1974.12 (Northern Ireland)  
  1975.04 England: Dover 5 Bde
  1977.05 (Northern Ireland)  
  1977.09 England: Dover 5 Bde
  1978.02 Hong Kong  
  1980.01 England: Hounslow  
  1981.04 ?  
  1981.03 (Northern Ireland)  
  1981.07 ?  
  1981.11 Northern Ireland: Aldergrove ? Inf Bde
  1983.11 England: Tidworth 1 Inf Bde
  1986.03 (Northern Ireland)  
  1986.07 England: Tidworth 1 Inf Bde
  1987.04 Germany: Osnabrück 12 Armd Bde
  1991.07 England: Tidworth ACE MF(L)
  1991.07 (Northern Ireland)  
  1992.01 England: Tidworth ACE MF(L)
  1992.07.25 disbanded at Osnabrück (3rd Battalion at Omagh renumbered as 1st Battalion)