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The 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry are best known for their daring mission to 'capture intact and hold until relieved' the Caen Canal and River Orne bridges in Normandy on the night of 5/6 June 1944.
 
The 2nd (Ab) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI, Living History Group is UK based with impressions based on the exploits of the '52nd' from June 1944 to May 1945. The Battalion was part of 6th Airlanding Brigade, 6th Airborne Division. The main engagements the Battalion was involved in are; D Day, Normandy Campaign, Arnhem (1st Ab Div Defence Platoon), The Ardennes, Op Varsity (Airborne crossing of the Rhine) and the link up with Soviet forces at Wismar on the Baltic coast.
 
The 2nd (Ab) Bn Oxf & Bucks LI, Living History Group is UK based with impressions based on the exploits of the '52nd' from June 1944 to May 1945. The Battalion was part of 6th Airlanding Brigade, 6th Airborne Division. The main engagements the Battalion was involved in are; D Day, Normandy Campaign, Arnhem (1st Ab Div Defence Platoon), The Ardennes, Op Varsity (Airborne crossing of the Rhine) and the link up with Soviet forces at Wismar on the Baltic coast.

The group comprises of x16 members who are all experienced reenactors who have an avid interest in Military history and inparticular the '52nd'.

The group is not 'based' in any particular part of the UK as its members are spread out around the country. We attend approx x4 events a year at the moment as most members also belong to other reenactment groups.

We do intend to increase and expand when the time is right and there is sufficient interest and new members.

We are ALWAYS looking for prospective new members, so if you are over 18 years of age, reasonably fit, of good character and want to portray a soldier of the '52nd' then drop us a line!!!

 



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