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Fairey Battle Mk.1
K7600/00
January 1944
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

     
 

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RAAF Fairey Battle Pages by Serial Range

Battle Index Page K7575 to K9486 L4941 to L5798 N2027 to N2256 P2157 to P6762 R3924 to R7385 V1201 to V1277
 
     
 

The RAAF received 51  of the older K serialled Battles from the first and second Fairey Battle production batches.

Deliveries from the RAF comprised :

  • 15 Battle Mk1's from the first production batch of 155 Battle I's (serialled K7558 to K7712) delivered from Fairey (Hayes) between May 1937 and May 1938 under contract 321541/35.
     

  • 36 Battle Mk1's from the second production batch of311 Battle I's serialled (K9176 to K9486) delivered from Fairey (Stockport) between May 1938 and February 1939 under contract 768880/30.

Most of them had seen extensive service with the RAF prior to being prepared for shipment to Australia with majority of them being dispatched via 47 Maintenance Unit based at RAF Sealand in Flintshire, Wales.

 
     
 
Aircraft Serial Model History
K7575 Mk.1 RAF History:
27/08/37 105 Sqn,
25/03/39 6 MU,
19/06/39 1 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School,
03/09/39 7 Flying Training School,
12/09/39 1 Flying Training School,
06/05/40 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
06/11/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand
28/02/42 to RAAF
RAAF History:
12/09/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK for erection,
13/10/42 Allotted to 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
19/10/42 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
04/08/43 Allotted to ANA (Parafield) ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie for anti-corrosive treatment,
11/08/43 Issued ANA ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
14/08/43 Being dismantled,
10/09/43 Being cleaned,
01/04/44 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex ANA & Received 12/07/44,
17/07/44 Stored at 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
18/10/44 Allotted 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
06/11/44 Received 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie,
07/02/45 Stored and recommended for conversion,
11/10/45 Offered to Commonwealth Disposals Commission for disposal,
14/12/45 Approved for disposal.
K7600 Mk.1 RAF History:
17/11/37 52 Sqn,
19/12/38 12 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School,
02/09/39 15 Flying Training School,
23/09/39 1 Flying Training School,
03/05/40 Bombing & Gunnery School,
22/02/41 Undercarriage jammed, belly landed Penrhos,
Repaired on site,
04/07/41 Engine cut, belly landed 2.5 miles north of Penhros,
09/07/41 Fairey,
10/11/41 Rosenfield,
21/12/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
25/03/42 to RAAF
RAAF History:
15/07/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK,
15/07/42 Issued ANA ex 2AD for erecting,
24/07/42 Repairs Proceeding,
25/09/42 Undergoing airworthiness inspection (Air pressure unit being adjusted),
30/10/42 Received 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond ex ANA,
18/11/42 Allotted 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head ex 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond (Received 30/11/42),
08/12/43 Allotted 1 Air Observers School ex 1 Bombing & Gunnery School ( Received 13/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 1 Air Observers School (Received 23/03/44),
06/02/45 Struck off charge
Converted to Components.

Fairey Battle Mk.1
K7600/00
January 1944
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

K7607 Mk.1 RAF History:
17/11/37 52 Sqn,
19/12/38 12 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School,
02/09/39 15 Flying Training School,
23/09/39 1 Flying Training School,
03/05/40 Bombing & Gunnery School,
22/02/41 Undercarriage jammed, belly landed Penrhos, ROS
04/07/41 Engine cut, belly landed 2.5 miles north of Penhros,
09/07/41 Fairey,
10/11/41 Rosenfield,
21/12/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
25/03/42 to RAAF
RAAF History:
15/07/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK,
15/07/42 Issued ANA ex 2AD for erecting, 
24/07/42 Repairs Proceeding,
25/09/42 Undergoing airworthiness inspection (Air pressure unit being adjusted),
30/10/42 Received 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond ex ANA,
18/11/42 Allotted 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head ex 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond (Received 30/11/42),
08/12/43 Allotted 1 Air Observers School ex 1 Bombing & Gunnery School, Evans Head ( Received 13/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 1 Air Observers School (Received 23/03/44),
06/02/45 Struck off charge
Converted to Components.
K7613 Mk.1 RAF History:
29/11/37 63 Sqn,
09/01/39 16 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School,
02/09/39 7 Flying Training School,
16/09/39 1 Flying Training School,
17/03/40 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
24/05/41 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 6107,
14/07/41 Ansetts to Repair 6107,
11/07/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 19/09/41),
12/08/41 Merlin 6107 re-allotted,
15/08/41 Merlin 31397 installed,
20/09/41 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
20/12/41 A/C force landed and struck fence. Both oleo legs damaged,
22/03/42 A/C collided with parked grader in M/T area - Petrol tank holed,
27/07/42 Issued ANA Parafield ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ,
25/09/42 Stripping suspended pended receipt of suitable jacks and trestles,
06/11/42 Repairs on Fuselage suspended awaiting parts,
29/01/43 Fuselage being stripped,
05/02/43 Fuselage being cleaned ready for painting,
19/02/43 Mainplanes assembled fuselage being cleaned,
25/06/43 Assembly Proceeding,
02/08/43 1st Test flight Completed,
13/08/43 Ready for final test flight,
22/08/43 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex ANA,
23/08/43 Minor adjustments after test flight,
01/09/43 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex ANA,
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee (Received 28/02/44),
Converted to Components.
K7619 Mk.1 RAF History:
10/12/37 226 Sqn,
24/10/38 35 Sqn,
15/02/39 73 Sqn,
19/10/39 No. 1 FP, Hucknall,
28/03/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
26/05/40 12 Flying Training School,
07/04/41 Engine cut, force landed east of Granthan, Lincolnshire,
25/08/41 38 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
15/11/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
05/01/42 To RAAF (Dual Control)
RAAF History:
05/04/42 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK for erection,
29/05/42 Issued 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex Corpus Christi for erection,
07/09/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Corpus Christi),
30/09/42 Allotted 2 BAGS ex A1 AD (Received 05/10/42),
15/12/42 Forced landing due to external glycol leak. Airframe damaged,
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
14/09/44 Airframe converted to components.
K7622 Mk.1 RAF History:
13/12/37 105 Sqn,
05/04/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
03/07/39 22 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School,
17/04/40 8 MU, RAF Quedgeley,
07/06/40 12 Flying Training School,
27/07/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
27/08/41 To RAAF,
RAAF History
21/11/41 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 855,
21/01/42 Allotted 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 13/02/42),
15/07/42 Attempted wheels up landing after engine failure, both mainplanes damaged, West Sale,
03/08/42 Awaiting conversion to Components.
K7638 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/01/38 88 Sqn
06/10/38 106 Sqn,
10/06/39 29 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School,
03/09/39 7 Flying Training School,
10/09/39 1 Flying Training School,
11/04/40 8 Bombing & Gunnery School,
05/10/40 7 Flying Training School
15/01/41 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
01/03/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand
20/03/41 To RAAF
RAAF History
24/05/41 Received at 1AP fitted with Merlin III 4855 ex UK awaiting erection,
18/08/41 Allotted to 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong, In store 1 Air Park, Geelong,
16/10/41 Allotment to 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie Cancelled, a/c to be stored at 1 Air Park, Geelong,
21/01/42 Allotted to 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 23/01/42),
08/12/43 Allotted to 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School (Received 12/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS (Received 04/03/44),
Converted to components.
K7643 Mk.1 RAF History:
07/01/38 88 Sqn
06/10/38 106 Sqn,
10/06/39 3 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School,
03/09/39 7 Flying Training School,
10/09/39 1 Flying Training School,
20/07/41 Engine cut, belly landed, Pepperbox Hill ranges, Wiltshire
27/07/41 Rosenfield,
22/11/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand
05/01/42 To RAAF
RAAF History
05/04/42 Received at 1AD ex UK for erection,
06/04/42 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
30/03/43 Issued 1 Air Park, Geelong ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
06/05/43 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 09/05/43),
06/11/43 Minor taxiing accident,
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
20/03/44 Under conversion at 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
14/09/44 Approval given for conversion to components.
K7649 Mk.1 RAF History:
17/01/38 63 Sqn
09/03/39 15 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School,
07/05/39 Hit by Hawker Audax K5593 while parked at Redhill and repaired on site,
27/11/39 Morris,
30/03/41 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
28/04/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand
04/06/42 To RAAF
RAAF History
16/08/41 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin V 4381 for erection,
12/09/41 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong,
21/01/42 Allotted to 3 BAGS ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 29/01/42),
12/06/42 Engine failed and pilot carried out a forced landing with wheels retracted. Pitot head and radiator cowl damaged, West Sale?,
27/08/43 Taxiing accident, taxied into Oxford BG459,
08/12/43 Allotted to 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School (Received 12/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS (Received 11/03/44),
29/12/44 Approved for conversion to components.

Fairey Battles
K7649/63-B
K7559/63-A
K7650/63-M
63-P and 63-R
63 Squadron RAF
England 
July 1937
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

K7659 Mk.1 RAF History:
31/01/38 218 Sqn,
11/10/38 185 Sqn,
21/02/39 32 Sqn,
06/06/40 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit,
01/05/41 32 MU, RAF St Athan,
06/11/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand
21/03/42 To RAAF (Dual Control),
RAAF History:
15/07/42 Received 1AD ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
09/09/42 Allotted 3 BAGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 11/09/42),
08/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School (Received 12/12/43),
24/02/42 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS (Received 11/03/44),
Converted to Components.
K7672 Mk.1 RAF History:
23/02/38 12 Sqn,
02/05/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
19/06/39 1 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School,
03/09/39 7 Flying Training School,
10/09/39 1 Flying Training School,
01/03/40 7 Bombing & Gunnery School,
02/03/40 Engine cut, belly landed, Jurby and repaired on site,
29/09/41 Western A/W
08/11/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
26/04/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
26/05/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
05/08/42 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
08/03/43 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK,
21/04/43 Allotted 2 BAGS ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 03/05/43),
08/12/43 Allotted 3AOS ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
20/03/44 Under conversion at 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
14/09/44 Approved for conversion to components.
K7676 Mk.1 RAF History:
01/03/38 12 Sqn,
30/09/38 150 Sqn,
19/11/38 185 Sqn,
15/02/39 72 Sqn,
30/11/39 1 Flying Training School,
16/05/40 7 Flying Training School,
12/06/40 12 Flying Training School,
02/03/41 Blown over taxiing at Tollerton and repaired on site,
15/06/41 16 (P)FTS,
11/07/41 Undercarriage collapsed on landing, Hucknall, repaired on site,
31/10/41 Engine cut, belly landed near Long Clawson, Nottinghamshire,
10/11/41 Rosenfield,
26/02/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
16/04/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
27/04/42 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
11/06/42 To RAAF (Dual control),
RAAF History:
14/08/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK,
17/08/42 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
01/03/43 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
21/09/43 Allotted to 1 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 04/10/43),
08/12/43 Allotted to 1 Air Observers School ex 1 Bombing & Gunnery School (Received 18/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 1 Air Observers School,
Converted to components.
K7687 Mk.1 RAF History:
18/03/38 142 Sqn,
16/09/38 88 Sqn,
08/10/38 106 Sqn,
10/06/39 3 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School,
20/10/39 1 Flying Training School,
11/07/40 Engine cut, belly landed, Shalbourne, Wiltshire,
15/07/40 Fairey,
08/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
09/06/41 To RAAF
RAAF History:
19/09/41 1 Air Park, Geelong,
29/01/42 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
27/12/42 Forced landing due to fumes in cockpit from hydraulic leak,
12/12/43 1 AGS,
14/03/44 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee,
29/12/44 Struck Of Charge
(Note - We have not sighted the RAAF Status Card for this airframe.)
K7705 Mk.1 RAF History:
22/04/38 35 Sqn,
14/10/38 226 Sqn,
25/04/40 8 MU, RAF Quedgeley,
18/06/40 Western A/W,
23/08/40 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
05/10/40 1 Flying Training School,
11/12/40 pilot overcome by fumes, crach landed 2 miles east of Devizes, Wiltshire,
22/02/41 Instructional Airframe 2546M,
??/??/41 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
29/08/41 Received at 1 Air Park, Geelong with Merlin A.1349 ex UK,
20/09/41 Allotted 1 ES ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
26/09/41 Issued 1 ES ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
Converted to Instructional Airframe No2.
K7710 Mk.1 RAF History:
30/04/38 35 Sqn,
14/10/38 226 Sqn,
31/10/39 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
03/06/40 12 Flying Training School,
10/11/40 Undershot landing and hit a tree, Harlaxton,
15/11/40 Fairey,
10/03/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
11/04/41 To Canada and then to RAAF,
RAAF History:
27/06/41 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK,
18/07/41 U/S at 1 Air Park, Geelong,
30/07/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 10/08/41),
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 12/12/43),
31/12/43 Allotted 6 Service Flying Training School Salvage Section ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie for conversion,
21/02/42 Issued 6 Service Flying Training School ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie by road,
14/09/44 A/F converted to components.
K9177 Mk.1 RAF History:
05/05/38 35 Sqn,
24/10/38 226 Sqn,
20/1/39 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
02/05/40 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
12/06/41 10 Bombing & Gunnery School,
??/09/41 10 Air Observers School,
09/07/42 Rosenfield,
31/08/42 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
08/10/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
31/10/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
21/11/42 to RNZAF as Ground Instructional Airframe Inst59,
RAAF History:
03/05/43 Received ANA Mascot ex UK?,
25/06/43 Repairs to centre section and fuselage proceeding,
08/10/43 Work stopped waiting parts to complete engine installation,
06/04/44 Received 2 AP ex ANA,
09/05/44 Issued 5 Aircraft Depot, Forest Hill Store ex 2 AP,
09/04/45 Recommended for conversion to components,
11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission,
27/11/45 Approval given to convert to components
K9206 Mk.1 RAF History:
01/06/38 98 Sqn,
03/10/38 Engine cut, belly landed Beeston, Nottinghamshire and repaired on site,
17/04/40 SF Scampton,
29/10/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
24/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
24/03/41 to RAAF,
RAAF History:
24/05/41 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 1311,
18/06/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
09/07/41 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
21/07/41 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 28/07/41),
02/11/41 Tail collapsed at riveted joint rear bay to aft half of fuselage. Rudder post and elevator shafts bent,
13/07/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
19/08/42 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 24/08/42),
02/10/42 A/C tipped on airscrew. Damage to airframe nil,
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
20/03/44 under conversion at 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
14/09/44 Airframe converted to components at 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie.
K9219 Mk.1 RAF History:
17/06/38 142 Sqn,
07/10/39 98 Sqn,
13/07/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
01/08/40 Rollason,
??/??/4? 9 MU, RAF Cosford
09/09/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
27/09/41 Austin,
27/09/41 To RAAF,
RAAF History,
05/12/41 Received from RAF,
13/12/42 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
24/05/42 Damaged,
22/10/42 2 miles south of West Sale 3 BAGS, aircraft crashed, all crew baled out with slight injuries, Sgt R. Rosevear (412701), LAC H.H. Shortbridge (421515), and LAC F. Sinclair (418188)
The aircraft was destroyed by fire,
05/11/42 Struck Of Charge

(Note: The status card is marked L9219, but this serial was allocated to an RAF Blenheim IV and is not a Fairey Battle Serial. Probably an admin error)
K9227 Mk.1 RAF History:
12/07/38 15 Sqn,
30/12/39 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
24/08/40 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
15/08/41 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
08/12/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
29/01/42 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
14/05/42 Issued ANA ex 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond,
29/05/42 Tailplanes, rudder, fin, undercarriage and wings assembled,
05/06/42 Progress stopped pending return of maintenance expiry engine from overhaul,
24/06/42 Allotted 3 BAGS ex 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond after collection from ANA,
28/06/42 Received 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond ex ANA,
09/07/42 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond (Received 18/07/42),
08/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 BAGS, (Received 12/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS (Received 01/04/44),
Converted to components.
K9228 Mk.1 RAF History:
23/06/38 15 Sqn,
10/12/39 5 MU, RAF Kemble,
23/06/40 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
15/05/41 Engine cut; overshot forced landing into ditch, Kinsdale LG,
05/08/41 4 Air Observers School,
18/11/41 Hit obstruction on landing, Ringway,
21/11/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
07/10/41 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
24/10/42 EO Liverpool,
08/11/42 To RAAF
RAAF History:
22/02/43 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III,
17/03/43 Allotted 2 BAS ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received22/03/43),
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie pending approval for conversion (Received 01/03/44),
Converted to Components.
K9232 Mk.1 RAF History:
30/06/38 40 Sqn,
30/11/39 At Abingdon,
27/12/39 SF Abingdon,
06/03/40 Bicester,
??/??/40 13 Operational Training Unit,
03/05/40 undercariage colapsed on landing, Squires Gate,
11/05/40 4 MU,
06/06/40 Fairey,
05/04/41 Overshot forced landing on ferry flight from Ringway to Castle Bromwich, Whitley airfield,
05/04/41 Austin,
16/07/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
02/09/41 To RAAF
RAAF History:
05/12/41 1 Air Park, Geelong (Arrived with a Merlin V fitted)
13/02/42 Starboard oleo collapsed on landing 3 BAGS ?,
04/05/42 Forced landing with wheels up 3 BAGS ?,
19/10/42 - 11/12/43 known to be with 3 BAGS,
24/02/44 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 BAGS (Received 11/03/43),
29/12/44 Converted to components at 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee.

Earlier card missing.
There seem to be several clerical errors on the record card for K9232 where it appears to have been occasionally confused with K9323!
K9262 Mk.1 RAF History:
18/07/38 106 Sqn,
06/10/38 88 Sqn,
30/11/39 At Abingdon,
12/12/39 63 Sqn,
08/04/40 Marham,
3 Group Target Towing Flight,
14/05/41 Belly landed in error, Marham,
31/10/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
07/10/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
06/11/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
03/01/43 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
12/04/43 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong,
24/06/43 Allotted 1 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 12/07/43),
08/12/43 Allotted 1 Air Observers School ex 1 Bombing & Gunnery School (Received 13/12/43),
10/01/44 At 1 Air Observers School awaiting Tee Piece,
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 1 Air Observers School (Received 04/04/44),
Converted to components.
K9282 Mk.1 RAF History:
24/08/38 150 Sqn,
30/11/39 15 Sqn,
05/12/39 88 Sqn,
12/02/40 8 MU, RAF Quedgeley,
11/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
06/04/41 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 2635,
08/05/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
19/05/41 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong for 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
02/06/41 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
15/05/42 Accident to a/c. Excessively heavy landing. Damage to pitot head, starboard outer flap and wingtip, 
08/06/42 Successful forced landing. Damage to airframe nil,
13/07/43 Accident to a/c, 14/07/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
19/08/42 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 24/08/42),
01/02/43 Undercarriage collapsed on landing at night. Undercarriage damaged, no other damage stated,
05/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee pending approval for conversion,
01/03/44 Issued & Received 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
29/12/44 Converted to components.
K9288 Mk.1 K9288 is noted in RAAF service in several references - but we have not sighted an RAAF Status Card for this airframe.
Air Britain notes that it was transferred from the RAF on 24/07/41 to the RCAF where it served as 2054.
K9290 Mk.1 RAF History:
30/08/38 150 Sqn,
30/09/38 12 Sqn,
01/11/39 1 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit
27/12/39 At Abingdon,
06/03/40 Bicester,
02/05/40 undercarriage jammed and collapsed on landing, Bicester, and repaired on site,
20/10/40 17 Operational Training Unit,
23/02/41 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
06/11/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
28/02/42 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
14/09/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK,
24/10/42 Allotted 2 BAGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 29/10/42),
08/12/43 Allotted 3 AGS ex 2 BAGS (Received 13/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 AGS pending conversion to components (Received 28/02/42),
Converted to components.
K9291 Mk.1 RAF History:
01/09/38 150 Sqn,
30/09/38 12 Sqn,
15/11/39 CGS
??/??/4? 7 Bombing & Gunnery School,
19/09/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/11/41 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
29/03/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK,
30/03/43 Issued 1 Air Park, Geelong ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
04/06/43 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 14/06/43),
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
15/12/43 Recommended for conversion to components (Airframe, Wings, U/C & Airscrew damaged),
22/12/43 Allotted 6 Service Flying Training School ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie to be held pending conversion,
18/01/44 Request from 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie to HMG re allocation of aircraft,
24/01/44 Issued 6 Service Flying Training School ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
Converted to Components.
K9297 Mk.1 RAF History:
08/03/38 103 Sqn
03/11/39 Abingdon,
13/01/40 63 Sqn,
18/04/40 12 Operational Training Unit,
09/02/41 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
01/03/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
24/03/41 To RAAF
RAAF History:
24/05/41 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 1635,
29/09/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 14/10/41),
23/11/41 Two rounds fired into fuselage forward from tail on port side. Extensive damage to airframe,
27/12/41 L5551 collided with K9297 which was stationary. Rudder and starboard wingtip damaged. Fuselage bay aft near cockpit damaged,
24/08/42 Awaiting conversion,
Converted to Instructional Airframe No 3,
22/09/43 Converted to components.

The RAAF Museum website states that:
"In 1940, Plt Off. R. Givens, of No 88 Sqn, RAF, flew Battle K9297 in combat over France with the AASF (Advanced Air Striking Force), and, in 1941, he flew the same aircraft, K9297, in Australia as a FltLt instructor on exchange duty with the RAAF. "
K9322 Mk.1 Dual RAF History:
27/09/38 106 Sqn
06/10/38 88 Sqn,
18/09/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
22/12/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF
RAAF History:
06/04/41 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 1761,
19/05/41 Allotted ICF ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Conversion Course),
07/06/41 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
15/08/41 Force landing damage at Ballarat after engine failure,
14/08/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex ICF,
24/08/41 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong after forced landing,
08/09/41 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
20/03/44 Under conversion at 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
19/04/44 Struck Of Charge
Converted to Components.
K9323 Mk.1 Dual Noted in some references as an RAAF airframe but this aircraft went to the RCAF.
K9324 Mk.1 RAF History:
27/09/38 185 Sqn
10/10/38 218 Sqn,
07/03/40 10 MU, RAF Hullavington,
02/04/40 Austin,
17/07/40 38 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
01/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/09/40 To RAAF
RAAF History:
03/12/40 Received from RAF,
??/??/41 1 Bombing & Gunnery School,
24/03/41 Forced landing after engine failure,
25/03/41 Second forced landing after engine failure,
Missing the history of this aircraft from 1941-44,
14/09/44 Converted to Instructional Airframe No 13,
Sold by Commonwealth Disposals Commission (Vic) to All Souls School.

Fairey Battle K9324 
Coded HA-B in UK leading K9325 and K9353
Photo; Buz Busby Fairey Battle K9324 
Coded HA-B in UK between K9325 and K9353

K9346 Mk.1 RAF History:
14/10/3 226 Sqn,
24/04/40 2 SF,
02/05/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
04/06/40 5 Bombing & Gunnery School,
21/09/40 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
11/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
02/11/40 To RAAF
RAAF History:
22/12/40 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 1227,
13/03/41 Allotted 1 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Issued 24/03/41),
31/03/41 U/S at Bombing & Gunnery School,
24/03/41 Forced landing Engine failure. Nil damage,
21/04/41 U/S at 1 Bombing & Gunnery School,
21/01/42 Taxying accident. Damage to port mainplane one side bent & underside torn,
09/03/42 Forced landing due to engine failure. Damage to airframe nil,
17/05/42 Number of rounds were fired through the port fuselage and tailplane by trainee.
Fuselage and port tailplane damaged,
08/12/43 Allotted 1 Air Observers School ex 1 Bombing & Gunnery School (Received 13/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 1 Air Observers School (Received 11/04/44),
29/12/44 Converted to components.
K9362 Mk.1 RAF History:
31/10/38 40 Sqn,
03/12/39 5 MU, RAF Kemble,
12/06/40 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
09/12/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
28/02/42 To RAAF
RAAF History:
17/09/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK,
09/11/42 Allotted 3 BAGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 11/1/42),
05/06/43 Crashed at Walla Walock, cause not known, 100% write off, Sgt R.P. Stevens & LAC D.C.R. Fisher - both killed,
26/06/43 Allotted 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 3 BAGS,
28/06/43 Awaiting conversion to components, Converted to Components
(Note: The Status card records the serial here as N9362, however this serial belongs to an RAF Tiger Moth! Looks like an admin error.)
K9368 Mk.1 RAF History:
07/11/38 98 Sqn,
20/09/39 15 Sqn,
30/11/39 12 Sqn,
07/05/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
06/09/40 32 MU, RAF St Athan,
01/03/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand
03/04/41 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
24/05/41 Awaiting erection at 1 AP ex UK with Merlin III 2097,
18/07/41 U/S at 1 Air Park, Geelong,
30/07/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
21/03/41 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
06/09/41 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 08/09/41),
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie pending approval for conversion,
28/02/44 Received 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
29/12/44 Converted to components.
K9371 Mk.1 RAF History:
07/11/38 RAE for electrical development,
30/05/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
04/06/40 Bombing & Gunnery School,
25/10/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/11/41 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
01/06/42 Received 1 ED ex UK ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
07/07/42 Allotted 3 BAGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
09/07/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
20/07/42 Received 3 BAGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
08/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School (Received 12/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS (Received11/03/44),
Converted to Components.
K9375 Mk.1 RAF History:
08/11/38 12 Sqn,
30/10/39 Mildenhall
3 Gp TFF
30/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
05/01/42 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
01/06/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
07/07/42 Allotted 3 BAGS ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
09/07/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
09/09/42 Issued 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 09/09/42),
16/09/42 Forced landing. Partial engine failure produced outbreak of fire. A/C destroyed by fire,
21/09/42 Awaiting conversion,
Converted to components.
K9380 Mk.1 RAF History:
14/11/38 150 Sqn,
29/04/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
01/08/40 Rollason,
02/09/40 Fairey,
10/02/41 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
28/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
03/04/41 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
24/05/41 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK (Merlin III 1589),
09/07/41 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
09/07/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 21/07/41),
30/08/43 Awaiting conversion,
21/05/43 Allotted 7 Central Recovery Depot ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie for conversion,
09/09/43 Allotment to 7 AD cancelled,
09/09/43 Allotted to 6 Service Flying Training School Salvage Section ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie for conversion,
Converted to components.
K9388 Mk.1 RAF History:
17/11/38 150 Sqn,
24/10/39 Abingdon,
20/11/39 Central Gunnery School,
26/08/40 1 Flying Training School,
04/07/41 32 MU, RAF St Athan,
22/08/41 1 Flying Training School,
06/11/41 Engine cut, belly landed 5m SE of Salisbury, Wiltshire, Returned to service,
23/03/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
04/04/42 Undercarriage collapsed when engine started, Dumfries, Returned to service,
29/05/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
29/06/42 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
05/08/42 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
01/03/43 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK,
02/04/43 Allotted to 2 BAGS ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 15/04/43),
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie for conversion (Received 22/03/44),
Converted to Components.
K9392 Mk.1 Some sources quote K9392 as an RAAF Battle.
This is understandable as the status card for N9392 is incorrectly marked as "K9392".
The real K9392 served with the RAF from 19/11/38 and was then transferred to the SAAF on 09/07/41 where it became 981.
K9393 Mk.1 RAF History:
23/11/38 52 Sqn,
18/04/40 12 Operational Training Unit,
06/09/40 Stalled landing at night, Benson,
21/09/40 Austin,
25/03/41 12 MU,
29/03/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/05/41 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
09/08/41 Received at 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin V 3731 erection complete - waiting ground test,
27/08/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
19/09/41 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
20/09/41 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
29/09/41 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
27/01/42 Forced landing caused by engine failure. Airframe damaged,
10/10/42 Allotted ANA Parafield ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
26/10/42 Awaiting conversion,
23/11/42 At 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
12/04/43 Allotted ANA Parafield ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
25/06/43 Fuselage painted,
07/07/43 Work suspended,
16/07/43 Assembly proceeding,
23/07/43 Repairs proceeding at ANA,
06/08/43 Repairs to centre section completed,
10/09/43 Engine installed,
08/10/43 Ready for test flight,
15/10/43 Being re-camouflaged,
26/11/43 Allotted 3BGS ex ANA (P),
29/11/43 Received 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex ANA (P),
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
08/12/43 Force landed on ferry flight after engine failure (near Yarram), Major damage, Salvaged and repaired by unit,
20/12/43 Received 1 AGS ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
14/12/43 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
17/12/43 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie Converted to components.
K9411 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/12/38 52 Sqn,
26/08/39 103 Sqn,
24/02/40 8 MU, RAF Quedgeley,
07/05/40 13 MU,
23/05/40 Rollason,
30/06/40 38 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
01/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/09/40 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
03/12/1940 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 1299,
31/12/40 Temp allotted 1 Air Depot, Laverton for test of air cleaner,
07/01/41 Reallotted 1 Bombing & Gunnery School - tests completed,
21/04/41 Merlin 1299 Allotted 1 Air Depot, Laverton for repair,
28/04/41 U/S at 1 Bombing & Gunnery School (minus engine),
19/07/41 1 Bombing & Gunnery School,
08/12/42 Allotted 1 Air Observers School ex 1 Bombing & Gunnery School (Received 13/12/43),
10/01/44 At 1 Air Observers School awaiting oils seals,
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 1 Air Observers School,
15/05/44 Still at 1 Air Observers School,
10/05/44 Required for instructional purposes to ATCS. Held pending action,
31/05/44 Selected for allotment to ATC 153 SQN Charters Towers,
16/06/44 Allotted to 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee for issue to ATC Squadron,
31/07/44 In view of acute shortage of aircrew for this a/c requested approval for flight in mid August,
18/08/44 Awaiting ferry flight by 2 AP to HQ 153 SQN ATC Charters Towers,
Converted to Instructional Airframe No 12,
17/01/46 Offered for Disposal,
08/08/46 Airframe transferred to Army Salvage Depot Townsville for subsequent sale by auction,
18/03/47 Advised by Commonwealth Disposals Commission. Sale of aircraft Townsville Grammar school for 5 pounds.
K9422 Mk.1 RAF History:
12/12/38 63 Sqn,
06/09/39 15 Sqn,
26/09/39 Abingdon,
08/10/39 98 Sqn,
17/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs
17/03/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/05/41 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
09/08/41 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK (Merlin III 2193),
18/08/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
21/08/41 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong for 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
06/09/41 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton, 08/09/41 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
14/09/44 Airframe converted to components 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie.
K9426 Mk.1 RAF History:
19/12/38 10 MU, RAF Hullavington,
09/05/40 9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
11/05/40 10 MU, RAF Hullavington,
20/05/40 9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
22/02/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
26/04/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
10/05/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
09/08/42 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
23/11/42 Received ANA ex UK,
27/11/42 Assembly proceeding,
11/12/42 Hydraulic systems being checked,
18/12/42 Assembly in final stages, electrical system under overhaul,
09/01/43 Allotted 2 BAGS ex 2 AP,
10/01/43 Received 2 AP ex ANA,
14/01/43 Issued 2 BAGS ex 2 AP, (Received 18/01/43),
19/11/43 A/C landed and came to stop on aerodrome and bomb immediately dropped and exploded, petrol tanks exploded and a/c caught fire and burned,
22/11/43 Awaiting conversion,
23/11/43 Allotted 6 Service Flying Training School Salvage Section ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie for conversion,
29/11/43 Issued 6 Service Flying Training School Salvage Section ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
Converted to components.
K9429 Mk.1 RAF History:
19/12/38 10 MU, RAF Hullavington,
07/05/40 10 Bombing & Gunnery School,
05/08/40 Damaged in forced landing, Southwick, Kirkcudbright,
Repaired on site,
??/09/41 10 Air Observers School,
03/08/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
18/08/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
23/08/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
13/09/42 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
02/11/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK awaiting erection,
08/02/43 Allotted 2 BAGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 09/02/43),
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie pending approval for conversion,
16/03/44 Received 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 23 Air Observers School,
Converted to components.
K9435 Mk.1 RAF History:
30/12/38 10 MU, RAF Hullavington,
15/04/40 10 Bombing & Gunnery School,
13/11/40 Overshot landing and tipped up, Dumfries,
Repaired on Site,
13/09/41 10 Air Observers School,
21/10/41 Engine cut, crash landed, North House Lane, St. Anns, Dumfries,
10/11/41 Rosenfield,
19/02/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
20/04/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
10/05/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
31/05/42 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
13/11/42 Being assembled at Ansetts,
27/11/42 Not yet received for AID inspection,
04/12/42 Electrical installation delayed,
11/12/42 Undergoing contractor's inspection,
18/12/42 Ready for final inspection,
06/01/43 Received 2 AP ex Ansetts,
07/01/43 Allotted 2 BAGS ex 2 AP,
11/01/43 Received 2 BAGS ex 2 AP,
04/11/43 Allotted ANA Parafield ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie for anti corrosive treatment,
16/11/43 E Store at 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
13/12/43 Received at 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 BAGS,
03/03/43 Issued ANA Parafield ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
31/12/43 A/C departed (No signal sent),
06/05/43 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex ANA Parafield for conversion,
Converted to components.
K9442 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/01/39 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
30/01/39 185 Sqn,
30/6/39 63 Sqn,
30/03/40 Engine cut, Belly landed near Wallingford, Berkshire,
Repaired on Site,
18/04/40 12 Operational Training Unit,
09/12/40 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
19/09/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
14/10/41 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
02/01/42 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin II 2215 awaiting erection,
21/01/42 Allotted 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 29/01/42),
20/05/42 Engine cut out. Forced landing - hit stump or fence. S/B mainplane heavily damaged U/C and port mainplane slightly damaged,
22/06/42 Taxiing accident. Pilot taxied over soft ground, Port wing tip damaged,
16/04/43 Wheels up forced landing on bad ground (Letts Beach - collided with tree?),
08/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School (Received 12/12/43),
24/03/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS (Issued 14/04/44),
24/01/45 Delivered to Werribee Bombing Range, (Fuselage to be made available for bombing trials at Werribee Bombing Range),
Converted to components.
K9443 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/01/39 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
30/01/39 185 Sqn,
29/10/39 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
20/04/40 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
20/07/41 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
31/05/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
07/07/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
04/08/42 to RAAF.

RAAF History:
08/03/43 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK awaiting erection,
12/04/43 Allotted 2 BAGS ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 20/04/43),
08/12/43 Allotted 3 AGS ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
20/03/44 Under conversion at 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
14/09/44 Airframe converted to components.
K9444 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/01/39 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
15/02/39 185 Sqn,
17/07/39 52 Sqn,
18/04/40 12 Operational Training Unit,
01/06/40 Fairey,
23/07/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
19/09/40 142 Sqn,
03/10/40 150 Sqn,
07/10/40 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
05/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/02/41 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
23/05/41 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 14277,
18/06/42 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
07/07/41 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
29/07/42 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 04/08/41),
08/12/43 Allotted 3 AGS ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
31/12/43 Allotted 6 Service Flying Training School ex 3AGS for conversion,
26/01/44 Issued 6 Service Flying Training School,
19/09/44 Airframe converted to components.
K9447 Mk.1 RAF History:
09/01/39 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
30/01/39 185 Sqn,
27/08/39 218 Sqn,
14/09/39 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
17/05/40 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
??/09/41 10 Air Observers School,
21/12/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
07/04/42 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
09/11/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK awaiting erection,
13/04/43 Issued 1 Air Park, Geelong ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
02/06/43 Allotted 2 BAGS ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 11/06/43),
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 BAGS (Received 13/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie pending approval for conversion,
13/03/44 Received 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee,
Converted to components.
K9464 Mk.1 RAF History:
24/01/39 207 Sqn,
08/04/40 12 Operational Training Unit,
22/08/40 Engine cut, belly landed near Harwell,
02/09/40 Fairey,
13/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
06/04/41 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 23555,
08/05/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Issued 02/06/41),
10/08/41 Port u/c leg collapsed on landing. Port wingtip, aileron damaged. S/B landing wheel tyre thrown out,
11/05/42 One wheel emergency landing. Port leg failed to lower from retracted position. Port flaps damaged. S/B tyre burst,
19/04/43 Allotted ANA Parafield ex 2 BAGS (Issued 21/04/43),
25/06/43 Repairs Proceeding,
06/08/43 Progress stopped. Parts required,
20/08/43 Progress stopped. Parts required (Centre Section),
24/08/43 Awaiting centre section,
09/09/43 Allotted 6 Service Flying Training School Salvage Section ex ANA Parafield pending conversion,
Converted to components.

Fairey Battle Mk.1
K9464
May 1942
2 Bombing and Gunnery School
RAAF Port Pirie, SA
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

K9468 Mk.1 Dual RAF History:
24/01/39 185 Sqn,
30/06/39 52 Sqn,
18/04/40 12 Operational Training Unit,
19/06/40 Engine cut, crash landed and fell into railway cutting, Marlborough, Wiltshire,
21/08/40 Fairey,
22/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 to RAAF.

RAAF History:
06/04/41 Awaiting erection 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 5065,
19/05/42 Allotted ICF ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Course Conversion),
05/06/41 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong for ICF,
14/08/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex CF (Received 18/08/41),
01/10/43 Allotted ANA Parafield ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie for anti corrosive treatment (Issued 03/10/43),
08/10/43 Being Dismantled,
15/10/43 Conversion recommended,
22/10/43 Being dismantled,
29/10/43 Conversion commenced,
Converted to components at 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie.
K9478 Mk.1 RAF History:
30/01/39 35 Sqn,
09/04/40 Polish Operational Training Unit,
15/06/40 18 Operational Training Unit,
10/02/41 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
24/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
03/04/41 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
24/05/41 Awaiting erection 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 1425,
18/06/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
09/07/41 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
04/08/41 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie pending approval for conversion,
29/02/44 Crashed near Stawell Victoria. Forced landing caused by lack of fuel.
Recommended for conversion,
01/03/44 Received 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
Converted to components.

Fairey Battle
K9478
2 Bombing and Gunnery School 
Crash at Stawell, Vic
4th March 1944
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

K9486 Mk.1 RAF History:
05/02/39 12 Sqn,
30/11/39 105 Sqn,
24/03/40 2 SF,
21/07/40 48 MU,
25/07/40 12 MU,
13/07/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
14/07/41 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
05/09/1941 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK awaiting erection with Merlin (1229?),
08/09/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 14/10/41),
17/06/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
05/07/42 Forced landing. Damage to flaps, port u/c tyre & tube and port wingtip,
06/07/42 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
13/07/43 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
20/09/42 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 28/09/42),
20/08/43 Allotted ANA Parafield ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie for anti corrosive treatment (Issued 27/08/43),
29/08/43 Not started,
22/09/43 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex ANA,
10/09/43 Being re-camouflaged,
24/09/43 Received 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
20/03/44 Under conversion at 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
14/09/44 A/F converted to components at 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee.
 
     

The Author of this page is Brendan Cowan.

Source: National Archives, Dean Normans Aircrew Project, Aircraft Status Cards, British Military Aircraft Serials 1911-1979 Bruce Robertson, www.ozatwar.com, Fairey Battle in the R.A.A.F. John Lever, The Battle File. Air-Britain.

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Updated 20 November 2014

     

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