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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 L serialled battles were the most numerous in RAAF service with around 191 delivered comprising Mk.1 and TT.1 airframes. Two airframes allotted to the RAAF (L5696 & L5698) in the UK and dispatched from 47 MU (RAF Sealand) on on 18/10/40 and records end at that point. They are presumed to have been lost in transit.

They all came from a batch of 863 Fairey Battle delivered by Austin, Longbridge between October 1938 and August 1940 with RAF serials L4935 to L5597 which were completed as Mk I's and L5598 to L5797 which were completed as Battle T.T. airframes.

All RAF histories have been added for these airframes, but I still have a lot of work to do to complete the RAAF histories for the aircraft on this page!

 
     
 
Aircraft Serial Model History
L2166   Some sources quote L2166 as an RAAF Battle.
This is understandable as the status card for N2166 is incorrectly maked as "L2166" which was a serial was allocated to an RAF Short Sunderland I
L4941 Mk.1 RAF History:
01/11/38 103 Sqn,
23/10/39 63 Sqn,
30/11/39 At Abingdon,
06/03/40 Bicester,
06/02/41 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
23/04/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
04/06/41 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
16/08/41 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK for erecting (Merlin II 1053),
01/10/41 Allotted 1 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
03/10/41 Issued 1 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
04/10/41 Received 1 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
24/02/42 Engine failed during take off. pilot made a successful landing in waste land at end of runway. Damage to airframe nil.
11/05/42 Aircraft landed with wheels retracted. Radiator damaged.
08/06/43 Forced landing 6 miles South of Evans Head.
L4941 collided with Fairey Battle L5650 during gunnery exercise, Evans Head,
L4941 force landed in the bombing range and L5650 crashed.
08/12/43 Allotted 1 Air Observers School ex 1 Bombing & Gunnery School,
13/12/43 Received 1 Air Observers School ex 1 Bombing & Gunnery School,
05/01/44 Allotted 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond ex 1 Air Observers School,
13/01/44 Received 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond ex 1 Air Observers School,
07/03/44 Selected for allotment to 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee,
27/03/44 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 2 Central Recovery Depot by 2 AP,
Converted to components
L4954 Mk.1 RAF History:
30/11/38 52 Sqn,
26/09/39 88 Sqn,
15/02/40 8 MU, RAF Quedgeley,
13/06/40 12 Flying Training School,
12/08/40 Undercarriage leg jammed, swung on landing, Grantham,
22/08/40 8 MU, RAF Quedgeley,
07/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
06/04/41 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong awaiting erection with Merlin III 6231,
18/06/41 Allotted 2BGS ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
09/07/41 Received 1AD ex 1 Air Park, Geelong
29/07/41 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
04/08/41 Received at 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
27/01/43 Taxied into Battle L5105 after night landing Port Pirie,
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
13/12/43 Received 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie pending approval for conversion to components,
15/03/44 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
16/03/44 Received 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3  Air Observers School,
29/12/44 Approved for conversion to components
L4958 Mk.1 RAF History:
05/12/38 52 Sqn,
12/12/38 63 Sqn,
26/08/38 12 Sqn,
04/03/40 10 MU, RAF Hullavington,
19/06/40 4 MU
23/08/40 27 MU, RAF Shawbury
09/09/40 1 Flying Training School,
03/04/41 Overshot landing in rain and ran into pit, Netheravon,
17/06/42 38 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
05/10/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
18/10/42 Embarkation Officer Newcastle,
22/10/42 To RAAF
RAAF History:
08/02/43 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III Fitted,
11/03/43 Allotted to 2 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
20/03/43 Issued to 2 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
22/03/43 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
23/11/43 Landing accident Pt Pirie, airframe 10% damaged, rear fuselage 90% damaged, recommended for conversion,
08/12/43 Allotted 3AGS ex 2BGS,
13/12/43 Received 3AGS ex 2BGS,
20/12/43 Issued 6 Service Flying Training School ex 2BGS,
Converted to Components
L4970 Mk.1 RAF History:
20/01/39 185 Sqn,
28/06/39 52 Sqn,
30/11/39 63 Sqn,
18/04/40 12 Operational Training Unit,
30/09/40 Hit Chance light on landing at night, Benson,
04/10/40 Fairey,
30/01/41 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 1AP ex UK (Merlin III 2919),
05/08/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
21/08/41 Received 1AD ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
14/09/40 Issued 2BGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
23/09/41 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
08/12/43 Allotted 3 AGS ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
13/12/43 Received 3 AGS ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
14/09/44 Approval given to convert airframe to components
L4974 Mk.1 RAF History:
04/02/39 35 Sqn,
09/04/40 Polish Operational Training Unit,
??/??/40 18 Operational Training Unit
28/11/40 Fairey,
23/02/41 43 Group,
26/04/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
31/10/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
05/01/42 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
05/04/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK for erection,
22/03/43 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK
30/03/43 Issued 1 Air Park, Geelong ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
18/06/43 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
28/06/43 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
05/07/43 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
09/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
13/12/43 Received 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie pending approval for conversion,
27/02/44 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
16/03/44 Received 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
Converted to Components
L4975 Mk.1 RAF History:
04/02/39 35 Sqn,
22/04/40 17 Operational Training Unit,
01/09/41 Dumfries,
30/09/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
04/12/41 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
12/03/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK,
03/04/42 Allotted Performance & Test Section ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton for flight testing,
16/04/42 Allotted 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
05/05/42 Issued & Received 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
31/08/42 Tail lifted in high wind while running engine up. Damage to airframe not stated.
08/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
12/12/43 Received 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
08/01/44 Allotted 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 WAGS for towing modification,
21/01/44 Issued 1 ED ex AGS,
01/02/44 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex AGS,
25/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Conversion),
18/03/44 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Conversion),
Converted to components
L4982 Mk.1 RAF History:
07/02/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
30/03/39 40 Sqn,
20/04/40 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
09/12/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/02/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
12/09/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK for erection,
14/09/42 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
19/10/42 Allotted for trial installation of amplifier period of 10 days,
03/11/42 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
05/11/42 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
16/07/43 Allotted ANA Parafield ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School for anti corrosive treatment,
19/07/43 Issued ANA Parafield x 2 BAGS,
23/07/43 Being dismantled,
06/08/43 Being dismantled,
13/08/43 Being dismantled,
20/08/43 Repairs to components commenced,
29/08/43 Repairs to components proceeding,
28/09/43 Allotted 6 Service Flying Training Unit Salvage Section at ANA Parafield,
08/10/43 Issue to salvage cancelled to undergo complete overhaul,
15/10/43 Overhaul proceeding,
20/03/44 Request allotment now completed at ANA Parafield,
03/04/44 Allotted 5 Aircraft Depot, Forest Hill Store ex ANA Parafield. Aircraft temporarily allotted until 1st of May  for use of A/C 1 EFTS for special duty flight to
27/04/44 A/C returned to ANA Parafield,
03/05/44 Issued 5 Aircraft Depot, Forest Hill Store ex ANA Parafield by pilot 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
22/05/44 At 5 Aircraft Depot, Forest Hill,
01/07/44 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie Store ex 5 Store,
07/07/44 Issued 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie Store ex 5 Store,
17/07/44 Received 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie Store ex 5 Store,
18/10/44 Allotted 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie ex 3 Aircraft Depot, Amberley,
22/10/44 Allotted  AGS ex 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie,
06/11/44 Issued AGS ex 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie,
06/11/44 Received 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
07/11/44 Issued 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie ex 3 Aircraft Depot, Amberley,
13/11/44 Received AGS ex 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie,
19/03/45 C at AGS,
13/05/45 Allotted AGS S/R ex AGS U/E,
16/04/45 Issued AGS S/R ex AGS U/E,
16/04/45 Received AGS S/R ex AGS U/E,
14/05/45 Held for disposal,
04/05/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS Res,
24/06/45 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS Res,
11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission,
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal,
10/01/46 To be stored under category "E" ,
27/09/46 A Stores ex 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee,
01/10/46 Store category "E",
20/12/46 Offered Commonwealth Disposals Commission for disposal,
04/06/46 Authorised for W/O,
26/11/47 Passed to DAP,
08/02/49 Action completed by DAP.
L4985 Mk.1 RAF History:
13/02/49 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
03/03/41 23 MU, RAF Aldergrove,
21/09/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/11/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
29/03/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK,
30/03/42 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
02/02/43 G at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
08/02/43 D at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
15/02/43 E Store at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
23/02/43 E at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
29/03/43 C at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
31/03/43 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
01/04/43 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
02/04/43
Received  2 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
26/04/43 E Store at 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
10/05/43 F at 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie
13/09/43 C at 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
11/10/43 E Store at 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
12/10/43 C at 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
06/11/43 E Store at 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
16/11/43 F at 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
29/11/43 C at 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
13/12/43 Received 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie pending approval for conversion,
01/03/44 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
01/03/44 Received 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
01/03/44 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie Store ex 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee,
13/09/44 Above allotment cancelled,
11/10/45
Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission,
07/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
L4998 Mk.1 RAF History:
20/02/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
07/09/39 15 FTS,
25/09/39 3 AOS,
01/10/39 Engine cut, belly landed, Aldergrove,
Repaired on site,
30/07/40 8 BGS,
30/05/41 Engine cut, belly landed Easter Ross,
14/06/41 Fairey,
19/10/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
04/12/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L4999 Mk.1 RAF History:
20/02/39 10 MU,
11/05/40 6 Bombing & Gunnery School,
03/07/40 1 Air Armament School,
27/07/41 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
31/12/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
31/05/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5005 Mk.1 RAF History:
23/02/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
04/12/39 235 Sqn,
23/02/40 Overshot forced landing in bad weather and hit hedge, Penshurst LG,
Repaired on site,
06/06/40 Fairey,
14/07/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
15/08/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
06/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5006 Mk.1 RAF History:
27/02/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
11/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5012 Mk.1 RAF History:
27/02/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
11/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5013 Mk.1 RAF History:
02/03/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
29/12/39 9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
01/08/41 16 FTS,
19/09/41 Belly landed in error, Newton,
Repaired on site,
23/02/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
14/08/41 215 MU, Locharbriggs
23/08/42 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
13/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5015 Mk.1 RAF History:
01/03/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
28/06/40 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
17/03/41 23 MU, RAF Aldergrove,
09/05/41 88 Sqn,
31/05/41 Overshot landing, Murlough LG,
Repaired on site,
05/09/41 3 MU, RAF Aldergrove,
08/12/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
21/02/42 To  RAAF.
RAAF History:
19 Jun 43 West Sale? 3 BAGS, starboard tailplane hit port wing of Fairey Battle L5257 in formation flying,
Sgt. R.F. Bourke (409499) ,
1 Sep 43 West Sale? 3 BAGS, elevator damaged by gunfire Drogue shoot,
Sgt.B.W. Maskey.
L5017 Mk.1 RAF History:
01/03/39 19 MU, St Athan,
17/12/39 235 Sqn,
16/02/40 10 MU, RAF Hullavington,
11/05/40 6 Bombing & Gunnery School,
02/06/40 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
03/07/40 1 Air Armament School,
14/08/41 18 MU,
11/11/41 Dumfries,
31/12/41 at 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
23/05/42 To South Africa then to RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5018 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/03/39 19 MU, St Athan,
17/12/39 235 Sqn,
22/02/40 10 MU, RAF Hullavington,
11/05/40 6 Bombing & Gunnery School,
24/05/40 12 Flying Training School,
15/06/41 16 (Polish) Flying training School,
11/11/41 Rosenfield,
17/02/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
10/04/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
27/04/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
23/05/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5022 Mk.1 RAF History:
15/03/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
11/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5023 Mk.1 RAF History:
15/03/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
18/12/39 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
03/07/40 1 Air Armament School,
27/03/41 Undercarriage collapsed in heavy landing, Manby,
Repaired on site,
30/09/41 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
30/11/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
05/01/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5028 Mk.1 RAF History:
15/03/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
26/07/40 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
12/03/41 45 MU, RAF Kinloss,
Dumfries,
15/10/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5029 Mk.1 RAF History:
15/03/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
29/12/39 9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
03/09/41 Engine cut on approach, belly landed, Hawarden,
03/09/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
10/09/41 Rosenfield,
25/10/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/11/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5031 Mk.1 RAF History:
Currently Researching
29/03/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
18/01/40 266 Sqn,
09/02/40 245 Sqn,
02/05/40 22 MU,
05/03/41 Engine cut, belly landed in marshes, Skinburness, near Silloth,
Repaired on site,
05/07/41 Undercarriage jammed, belly landed, Dumfries,
Dumfries,
16/09/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
14/10/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
27 Sep 42 West Sale? 3 BAGS, overshot emergency strip & hit tree stump.
L5038 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/04/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
05/08/40 103 Sqn,
12/10/40 38 MU, RAF Llandow,
27/11/40 Austin,
04/01/41 Parks,
11/03/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5044 Mk.1 RAF History:
12/04/39 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
26/08/40 304 Sqn,
10/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5046 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/04/39 8 MU, RAF Quedgeley,
3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
03/07/40 1 Air Armament School,
8 Bombing & Gunnery School,
30/09/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
21/01/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
28/06/42 Issued ANA for erection ex overseas,
03/07/42 Fuselage and mainplanes undergoing inspection,
24/07/42 Progress satisfactory,
31/07/42 Undergoing airworthiness inspection,
25/09/42 Booster magneto and oil cooler undergoing repair,
16/11/42 Received 2AD ex ANA,
19/11/42 Allotted to 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head,
30/11/42 Received 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head ex 2AD, 08/12/43 Allotted 1 Air Observers School ex 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head,
13/12/43 Received 1 Air Observers School ex 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head,
10/01/44 at 1 Air Observers School awaiting allotment (Block Storage),
21/03/44 Allotted 3 Central Recovery Depot, Amberley
03/04/44 Issued at 3 Central Recovery Depot, Amberley
09/04/44 Received 3CRD ex 1 Air Observers School,
14/09/44 Approved for conversion to components.
L5049 Mk.1 RAF History:
30/03/39 8 MU, RAF Quedgeley,
29/11/40 420 Flight,
20/06/41 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
06/11/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
21/02/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
06/06/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (ex overseas),
19/06/42 Allotted Special Duties Flight,
22/06/42 at 1AD,
11/07/42 Allotted to 3 BAGS,
26/08/42 Received 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1AD,
08/12/43 Allotted to 1 AGS ex 3 BAGS,
12/12/43 Received at 1AD,
08/01/44 Allotted to 1 AGS following Modification,
16/04/45 In storage AGS,
04/05/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS,
14/05/45 Held for disposal,
11/10/45 Recommended for disposal by Commonwealth Disposals Commission,
20/12/45 Approved for disposal by Commonwealth Disposals Commission,
10/01/46 Stored,
04/06/46 Authorised for W/O,
21/09/46 1 Stores Depot,
12/11/47 Passed to DAP,
08/02/49 DAP action completed.

(Note: Another source quotes this aircraft struck Oxford HN273 while taxiing after brake cable broke on 8 Apr 42 at East Sale with 3 BAGS, however this is not noted on the ASC and would be before it's delivery date).
L5050 Mk.1 RAF History:
31/03/39 8 MU, RAF Quedgeley,
15/09/40 305 Sqn,
14/11/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
11/12/40 Austin,
04/01/41 Parks,
11/03/41 to RAAF.
RAAF History:
09/05/41 Received with Merlin III 3615 awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK,
18/07/41 Unserviceable at 1AP,
08/08/41 Engine 3614 removed and sent to 1 Air Depot, Laverton for maintenance, aircraft in storage,
21/01/42 Allotted 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong & Received 29/01/42,
05/10/42 Forced landing, pilot executed one wheel landing, fuselage holed by tree stump Gifford strip,
12/10/42 Awaiting conversion,
11/12/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton for repairs,
08/12/42 Allotted Ansetts ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton for Repairs,
23/10/42 Noted as Converted to components,
11/12/42 Received at Ansetts,
01/01/43 Stripping for inspection,
14/01/43 Conversion cancelled,
15/01/43 Undergoing inspection,
22/01/43 Repairs commenced,
19/02/43 Assembly proceeding,
02/07/43 Inspection being carried out, 1
9/07/43 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex Ansetts,
03/05/43 Returned to Ansetts ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
27/09/43 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex Ansetts,
19/1043 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie and Received ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton 25/10/43,
08/12/43 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie and Received 13/12/43,
08/01/44 Allotted 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie for towing Mod & issued 15/01/44,
28/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton conversion & Received 13/03/44,
Converted to components (Authority date unreadable).
L5052 Mk.1 RAF History:
30/03/39 8 MU, RAF Quedgeley,
15/09/40 305 Sqn,
01/11/40 142 Sqn,
4 Group Target Towing Flight,
02/01/41 Engine cut on approach, stalled and crash landed, Manby,
15/01/41 Fairey,
14/06/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/07/41 to RAAF.
RAAF History:
05/09/41 Received 1AP ex UK awaiting erection,
29/09/41 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1AP,
14/10/41 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
28/04/42 Precautionary Landing - Damage Nil,
14/07/42 Received 1AD ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
11/07/42 Aircraft struck wire fence with starboard mainplane at end of landing run. Starboard flap, aileron, mainplane and tailplane damaged,
19/08/42 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton & Received 24/08/42,
11/11/43 Allotted ANA Parafield ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie for anti corrosive treatment,
16/11/43 Issued ANA,
14/09/44 Approval given to convert airframe to components at 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie.
L5061 Mk.1 RAF History:
12/04/39 8 MU, RAF Quedgeley,
03/09/40 12 Operational Training Unit,
24/12/40 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
30/04/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
04/06/41 to RAAF.
RAAF History:
9 Jul 42 West Sale? 3 BAGS, damaged in wheels up landing after engine failure.
L5069 Mk.1 RAF History:
18/04/39 8 MU, RAF Quedgeley,
10/05/40 6 Bombing & Gunnery School,
25/05/40 7 Flying Training School,
26/05/40 Engine cut, tipped up in forced landing on boggy ground 4 miles west of Swansea,
Repaired on site,
04/06/40 7 Bombing & Gunnery School,
31/08/41 Western A/W,
21/10/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/02/42 to RAAF.
RAAF History:
12/09/42 Received 1AD ex UK for erection,
08/10/42 Allotted 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1AD,
11/10/42 Received 3 BAGS,
08/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 BAGS,
12/12/43 Received 1 AGS,
24/02/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS,
24/03/44 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS,
24/12/44 Noted as Converted to components.
L5070 Mk.1 RAF History:
15/04/39 8 MU, RAF Quedgeley,
26/08/40 304 Sqn,
10/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 to RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching

Fairey Battle Formation from  L5070 
18-05-41 Fairey Battle Formation from  L5070 
18-05-41 Fairey Battle Formation from  L5070 
18-05-41

L5082 Mk.1 RAF History:
24/04/39 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
21/06/40 8 BGS,
11/10/41 Engine cut on take off, swung and undercarriage collapsed, Evanton,
06/11/41 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
17/02/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
23/04/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
10/05/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
14/06/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5087 Mk.1 RAF History:
24/04/39 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
11/08/40 15 Elementary Flying training School,
08/09/40 Overshot on landing, Kingstown,
24/09/40 Austin,
22/12/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
03/04/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5094 Mk.1 RAF History:
02/05/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
13/12/39 253 Sqn,
24/02/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
12/08/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
06/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Crashed 14/01/44, Evans Head.
L5096 Mk.1 RAF History:
02/05/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
13/12/39 253 Sqn,
24/02/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
12/08/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
06/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5105 Mk.1 RAF History:
03/05/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
03/01/40 253 Sqn,
05/01/40 264 Sqn,
12/06/40 Fairey,
28/07/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
07/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5108 Mk.1 RAF History:
19/05/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
21/12/39 253 Sqn,
23/02/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
21/10/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
13/03/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
1 Stores Depot 11/10/45 Recommended for offer to Commonwealth Disposals Commission for disposal,
20/12/45 Approved for disposal,
10/01/46 Storage,
04/06/46 Authorised for w/o,
26/11/47 Passed to DAP,
08/02/49 DAP action complete.
L5117 Mk.1 RAF History:
04/05/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
13/03/40 15 Elementary Flying Training School,
07/05/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
28/06/40 3 Ferry Pilot Pool,
29/10/40 Undercarriage damaged in heavy landing, White Waltham,
06/11/40 Fairey,
22/01/41 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
15/05/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
09/06/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5122 Mk.1 RAF History:
20/05/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
09/05/41 226 Sqn,
10/07/41 88 Sqn,
05/09/41 23 MU, RAF Aldergrove,
23/02/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
20/04/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
10/05/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
11/06/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5124 Mk.1 RAF History:
22/05/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
25/05/40 Undercarriage leg jammed, skidded on landing, Brize Norton,
Repaired on site,
01/08/40 12 Operational Training Unit,
04/11/40 Damaged in forced landing while lost on Navex, Watchfield,
Repaired on site,
26/04/41 32 MU, RAF St Athan,
31/12/41 At LEP,
17/01/42 To South Africa then to RAAF.
RAAF History:
19 Oct 44 5 miles west of West Sale 3 BAGS, belly landed.

Fairey Battles
L5763/63
L5754/54
L5659/59
L5727/27
L5124/24
3 Bombing and Gunnery School
RAAF West Sale, Vic.
26th March 1943
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

L5128 Mk.1 RAF History:
23/05/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
19/12/39 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
03/07/40 8
Bombing & Gunnery School,
29/09/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
05/01/42 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5129 Mk.1 RAF History:
19/05/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
03/01/40 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
03/07/40 1 Air Armament School,
04/09/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
26/04/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
10/05/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
31/05/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
1 Feb 43 West Sale Gunnery Range? 3 BAGS, force landed on range,
9 Mar 43 West Sale? 3 BAGS, force landed after engine failure.
L5134 Mk.1 RAF History:
23/05/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
10/01/40 5 Bombing & Gunnery School,
08/01/41 10 Bombing & Gunnery School,
08/07/42 Rosenfield,
02/09/42 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
07/10/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
04/11/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
21/11/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5142 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/06/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
11/01/40 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
02/07/40 10 Bombing & Gunnery School,
13/08/40 Overshot landing into ditch, Annan LG,
20/08/40 Fairey,
22/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5143 Mk.1 RAF History:
16/06/39 24 MU, RAF Ternhill,
09/05/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
22/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5151 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/06/39 24 MU, RAF Ternhill,
20/04/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5152 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/06/39 24 MU, RAF Ternhill,
30/03/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
06/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5156 Mk.1 RAF History:
15/06/39 24 MU, RAF Ternhill,
30/03/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
01/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching

Battle L5156
Photo; Buz Busby Battle L5156 over coast Battle L5156 Battle L5156 
RAAF Postcard Battle L5156 
RAAF Postcard  Fairey Battle L5156

L5158 Mk.1 RAF History:
09/06/39 24 MU, RAF Ternhill,
09/05/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
22/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5163 Mk.1 RAF History:
21/06/39 24 MU, RAF Ternhill,
30/03/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
17/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5170 Mk.1 RAF History:
26/06/39 24 MU, RAF Ternhill,
30/03/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
10/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5173 Mk.1 RAF History:
28/06/39 24 MU, RAF Ternhill,
15/06/40 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
26/08/40 304 Sqn,
10/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5202 Mk.1 RAF History:
03/07/39 218 Sqn,
24/10/39 35 Sqn,
13/12/39 63 Sqn,
18/04/40 12 Operation Training Unit,
19/05/40 Undercarriage jammed, belly landed, Benson,
26/05/40 4 MU,
02/06/40 Fairey,
14/07/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
29/08/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5212 Mk.1 RAF History:
12/07/39 103 Sqn
19/19/39 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
09/11/40 Overshot landing, RAF Sealand,
47 MU RAF Sealand,
04/06/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5215 Mk.1 RAF History:
12/07/39 150 Sqn,
15/09/39 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
08/04/40 110 Wing,
08/04/40 6 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit,
03/05/40 7 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit,
31/05/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
06/08/41 Dumfries,
15/10/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5217 Mk.1 RAF History:
15/07/39 150 Sqn,
14/09/39 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
08/04/40 110 Wing,
08/04/40 6 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit,
03/05/40 7 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit,
30/05/40 Stalled on landing and tipped up, Castle Bromwich,
01/05/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
06/08/41 Dumfries,
15/10/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5221 Mk.1 RAF History:
12/07/39 150 Sqn,
15/09/39 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
28/03/41 Austin,
29/03/41 Force landed in bad weather and tipped up, Twycross, Leicestershire,
06/11/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/10/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5223 Mk.1 RAF History:
15/07/39 150 Sqn,
23/09/39 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
09/05/40 8 Bombing & Gunnery School,
24/07/40 Landed with undercarriage unlocked, Evanton,
Repaired on site,
19/11/40 Undercarriage jammed and collapsed on landing, Evanton,
Repaired on site,
07/09/41 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
31/08/41 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
08/09/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
17/09/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching

Fairey Battle Mk.1
L5223
RAAF School of Photography
Canberra
c1944
Photo via Mike Mirkovic Fairey Battle Mk.1
L5223
RAAF School of Photography
Canberra
c1944
Photo via Mike Mirkovic Fairey Battle Mk.1
L5223
RAAF School of Photography
Canberra
c1944
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

L5240 Mk.1 RAF History:
24/07/39 40 Sqn,
31/11/39 At Abingdon,
21/02/40 Advanced Air Striking Force,
25/02/40 142 Sqn,
10/04/40 1 Salvage Section,
30/04/40 21 Aircraft Depot,
25/06/40 Fairey,
26/07/40 20 MU,
19/09/40 12 Sqn,
07/10/40 27 MU,
29/11/40 Austin,
28/12/40 Parks,
28/02/41 To SAAF as 946 (?) Check as possible anomaly.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5244 Mk.1 RAF History:
01/08/39 40 Sqn,
30/11/39 At Abingdon,
04/03/40 Advanced Air Striking Force,
05/03/40 103 Sqn,
18/08/40 Fairey,
11/12/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
23/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
24/07/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5251 Mk.1 RAF History:
09/08/39 1 AOS,
9 BGS,
04/07/41 32 MU, RAF St Athan,
28/08/41 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
17/08/42 215 MU,  RAF Locharbriggs,
05/09/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
17/09/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
11/01/43 2 AD,
19/02/43 ANA Mascot,
05/06/43 2 AP,
21/06/43 1 BGS,
13/12/43 1 AOS,
01/04/44 1 CRD,
03/08/44 3 AOS Store,
06/11/44 5 CRD,
27/09/46 1 SD,
26/11/47 To DAP for write off,
08/02/49 Action Completed.

Fairey Battle L5251 1 BGS
Checking the results on the target drogue  RAAF Form E/E.88 Aircraft Status Card

L5257 Mk.1 RAF History:
09/08/39 1 Air Observers School,
9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
04/06/40 Bounced on landing, swung and undercarriage collapsed, Penrhos,
Repaired on site,
9 Air Observers School,
30/07/41 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
03/12/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
21/01/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
19 Jun 43 West Sale? 3 BAGS, port wing hit by starboard tailplane of Fairey Battle L5015 in formation flying,
Crew: Sgt. D. Warrell (418775), LAC S.E. Young, & LAC D. O'Brien.
L5258 Mk.1 RAF History:
31/07/39 1 Air Observers School,
9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
9 Air Observers School,
01/09/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
15/11/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
05/01/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5262 Mk.1 RAF History:
09/08/39 1 Air Observers School,
9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
11/07/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
22/04/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
27/05/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
14/06/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5267 Mk.1 RAF History:
30/09/39 35 Sqn,
15/08/40 Fairey,
07/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5274 TT RAF History:
08/08/39 207 Sqn,
25/11/40 Fairey,
28/04/41 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
01/08/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
10/09/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
27/09/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5278 Mk.1 RAF History:
16/08/39 207 Sqn,
28/04/41 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
01/08/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
10/09/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
27/09/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5285 Mk.1 RAF History:
Currently Researching Possible Anomaly - To SAAF 09/07/41.
RAAF History:
Engine Failure and forced landed with extensive damage 19/08/43, Evans Head.
L5291 Mk.1 RAF History:
22/08/39 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
02/10/39 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
11/04/40 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
19/11/40 Undercarriage jammed, belly landed, West Freugh,
Repaired on site,
30/11/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
05/01/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5302 Mk.1 RAF History:
28/08/39 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
16/05/40 8 Bombing & Gunnery School,
21/08/41 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
11/11/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
05/01/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5305 Mk.1 RAF History:
30/08/39 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
04/05/40 6 Bombing & Gunnery School,
02/06/40 7 Bombing & Gunnery School,
26/05/41 Engine cut on take off, crash landed, Stormy Down,
01/06/41 Fairey,
15/09/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
27/09/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
Ex-1 Bombing & Gunnery School Evans Head, NSW.

Fairey Battle L5305
Dropping practice bomb 
Sale 
23-09-1942

L5311 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/09/39 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
04/05/40 6 Bombing & Gunnery School,
03/06/40 7 Bombing & Gunnery School,
14/08/41 16 (Polish) Flying Training School,
11/09/41 Engine cut, hit car on approach, Newton,
27/01/42 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
05/08/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5313 Mk.1 RAF History:
08/09/39 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
10/04/40 7 Bombing & Gunnery School,
03/09/41 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
11/11/41 Dumfries,
31/12/41 At 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Unit,
018/01/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5320 Mk.1 RAF History:
05/09/39 10 MU, RAF Hullavington,
06/05/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
22/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5322 Mk.1 RAF History:
08/09/39 10 MU, RAF Hullavington,
06/05/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
22/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5326 Mk.1 RAF History:
12/09/39 10 MU, RAF Hullavington,
07/06/40 Advanced Air Striking Force,
09/06/40 226 Sqn,
19/08/41 23 MU, RAF Aldergrove,
20/02/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
16/04/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
27/04/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Unit,
11/06/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5354 Mk.1 RAF History:
24/09/39 27 MU, RAF RAF Shawbury,
27/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
03/04/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5357 Mk.1 RAF History:
21/09/39 27 MU, RAF RAF Shawbury,
22/08/40 48 MU, RAF Silloth,
21/08/40 98 Sqn,
30/1/40 22 MU, RAF Hawarden
15/09/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
27/09/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5358 Mk.1 RAF History:
21/09/39 27 MU, RAF RAF Shawbury,
13/02/40 10 MU, RAF Hullavington,
19/05/40 Advanced Air Striking Force,
23/05/40 103 Sqn,
03/08/40 Hit by L5469, Newton,  (L5469 was sent after repairs to the RCAF to become 1961 on 22/05/41)
21/10/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
07/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5382 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/10/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
18/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5385 Mk.1 RAF History:
19/10/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
22/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5387 Mk.1 RAF History:
20/10/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
02/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5390 Mk.1 RAF History:
20/10/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
11/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5403 Mk.1 RAF History:
20/10/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
11/05/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching

Fairey Battle L5403 
Visible on right
1AP

L5407 Mk.1 RAF History:
20/10/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
20/04/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5409 Mk.1 RAF History:
20/10/39 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
02/05/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5417 Mk.1 RAF History:
24/02/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
29/02/40 15 Elementary Flying Training School,
10/12/40 Polish Flying Training School,
13/07/41 16 (Polish) Flying Training School,
23/08/41 Rosenfield,
26/08/41 Fairey,
06/12/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
05/01/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5425 Mk.1 RAF History:
14/03/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
28/06/40 Bramcote,
01/07/40 300 Sqn,
13/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5434 Mk.1 RAF History:
23/02/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
19/07/40 150 Sqn,
14/10/40 18 Operational Training Unit,
28/11/40 Western A/W,
02/01/41 38 MU, RAF Llandow,
10/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
02/03/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5435 Mk.1 RAF History:
27/03/40 24 MU, RAF Tern Hill,
23/06/740 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
26/08/40 304 Sqn,
10/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5444 Mk.1 RAF History:
29/11/39 27 MU, RAF RAF Shawbury,
07/06/40 Advanced Air Striking Force,
16/06/40 103 Sqn,
02/07/40 Rollason,
09/08/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
29/08/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/09/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5452 Mk.1 RAF History:
01/12/39 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
19/05/40 Advanced Air Striking Force,
01/06/40 226 Sqn,
12/05/41 Shorts,
28/09/41 23 MU, RAF Aldergrove,
12/04/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
27/04/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Unit,
23/05/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5471 Mk.1 RAF History:
24/01/40 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
11/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching

Battle L5471 06-09-1940 over Geelong Battle L5471 1940 Battle L5471 Over 1 AP (International harvester Factory) 06-09-1940 Battle L5471 06-09-1940 2 Battle L5471 06-09-1940 3 Battle L5471 06-09-1940 4 Fairey Battle Mk.1
L5471
1 Bombing and Gunnery School
Inflight off NSW coast.
Pilot F/O John Archer
c1941
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

L5478 Mk.1 RAF History:
Currently Researching
16/02/40 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
05/04/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
07/06/40 Advanced Air Striking Force,
08/06/40 88 Sqn,
17/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
03/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
24/02/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5488 Mk.1 RAF History:
27/02/40 24 MU, RAF Ternhill,
15/06/40 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
26/08/40 304 Sqn,
15/09/40 Undercarriage collapsed on landing, Bramcote,
10/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5522 Mk.1 RAF History:
"With Fairey for three weeks to increase speed"
05/06/40 38 MU, RAF Llandow,
15/06/40 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
26/08/40 304 Sqn,
10/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5527 Mk.1 RAF History:
29/02/40 24 MU, RAF Ternhill,
12/04/40 18 OTU,
26/11/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
23/03/41 32 MU, RAF St Athan,
11/06/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/06/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5529 Mk.1 RAF History:
28/03/40 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
29/06/40 Bramcote,
01/07/40 300 Sqn,
13/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5533 Mk.1 RAF History:
22/03/40 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
19/05/40 Advanced Air Striking Force,
15/06/40 142 Sqn,
26/09/40 Fairey,
03/04/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5551 Mk.1 RAF History:
24/02/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
24/07/40 301 Sqn,
20/11/40 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
05/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/02/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5594 Mk.1 RAF History:
09/04/40 24 MU, RAF Ternhill,
19/05/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
88 Sqn,
06/09/41 Shorts,
13/12/41 23 MU, RAF Aldergrove,
25/02/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
12/04/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
27/04/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
23/05/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
Moved by truck from 1 Central Recovery Depot, at Werribee to Point Cook.
04/04/46 Destroyed in a trial of destruction by fire at Point Cook with P6729 (72) and L5594, L5595, V1209, V1241 & V1250.
The trial was of course successful.

Fairey Battles P6729 72 and L5594, L5595, V1209, V1241 & V1250 destroyed by fire 04-04-1946 Point Cook

L5595 Mk.1 RAF History:
07/04/40 24 MU, RAF Ternhill,
24/05/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
266 Sqn,
14/08/41 Shorts,
21/12/41 38 MU, RAF Llandow,
17/09/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
22/09/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
13/10/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
Moved by truck from 1 Central Recovery Depot, at Werribee to Point Cook.
04/04/46 Destroyed in a trial of destruction by fire at Point Cook with P6729 (72) and L5594, L5595, V1209, V1241 & V1250.
The trial was of course successful.

Fairey Battles P6729 72 and L5594, L5595, V1209, V1241 & V1250 destroyed by fire 04-04-1946 Point Cook

L5596 Mk.1 RAF History:
06/04/40 24 MU, RAF Ternhill,
19/05/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
17/07/40 88 Sqn,
31/12/41 At Shorts,
28/03/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
09/02/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
25/10/42 Embarkation Officer Liverpool,
10/12/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5599 TT1 RAF History:
13/04/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
01/05/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5600 TT1 RAF History:
12/04/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
01/05/40 To RAAF
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5602 TT1 RAF History:
17/04/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
17/05/40 To RAAF
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5603 TT1 RAF History:
11/04/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
17/05/40 To RAAF
RAAF History:
To 2 Operational Training Unit established at Port Pirie 30/06/42.
L5604 TT1 RAF History:
11/04/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
01/05/40 To RAAF
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5609 TT1 RAF History:
12/04/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
01/05/40 To RAAF
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5610 TT1 RAF History:
13/04/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
01/05/40 To RAAF
RAAF History:
To 2 Operational Training Unit established at Port Pirie 30/06/42.
L5617 TT1 RAF History:
22/04/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
11/05/40 To RAAF
RAAF History:
Ex-1 Bombing & Gunnery School Evans Head, NSW.
To 2 Operational Training Unit established at Port Pirie 30/06/42.
L5626 TT1 RAF History:
27/06/40 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
13/09/40 Watchfield,
22/10/40 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
21/03/41 58 OTU,
12/05/42 60 OTU,
17/05/42 58 OTU,
06/06/42 Rosenfield,
31/07/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
29/08/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
Allotted for Turkey but cancelled,
13/09/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5629 TT1 RAF History:
26/04/40 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
04/05/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
10/05/40 Advanced Air Striking Force,
18/05/40 98 Sqn,
17/07/40 12 Sqn,
27/07/40 103 Sqn,
07/10/40 Engine cut, belly landed 2 miles north of Bridlington - Scarborough Road,
Repaired on site,
04/01/41 3 Group TTF,
23/08/41 5 Group TTF,
12/12/41 Western A/W,
25/02/42 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
20/04/42 LEP,
31/05/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5633 TT1 RAF History:
06/05/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
06/05/40 1 OTU,
10/01/41 Force landed in bad visibility and hit hedge, Caersws, Mont.
Repaired on site,
24/01/41 Taxied into bowser, Millom,
10/02/41 Rosenfield,
14/04/41 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
10/05/41 2 Bombing & Gunnery School,
2 Air Observers School,
05/01/42 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/02/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5636 TT1 RAF History:
04/05/40 6 Bombing & Gunnery School,
02/06/40 10 Bombing & Gunnery School,
10 Air Observers School,
04/07/42 5 Air Observers School,
23/11/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
29/03/43 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
10/05/43 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5639 TT1 RAF History:
07/05/40 6 Bombing & Gunnery School,
04/06/40 8 Bombing & Gunnery School,
06/11/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
10/03/42 LEP
29/04/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5640 TT1 RAF History:
07/05/40 6 Bombing & Gunnery School,
02/06/40 7 Bombing & Gunnery School,
23/11/41 38 MU, RAF Llandow,
08/03/42 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
03/04/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5644 TT1 RAF History:
11/05/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
21/08/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Served with 1 Operational Training Unit.
Crashed 01/09/42 after Engine Failure.
Crew; Sgt McKenzie (pilot), Minor Injuries.
L5650 TT1 RAF History:
11/05/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
07/08/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Collided with Fairey Battle L4941 during gunnery exercise, Evans Head, 07/06/43.
L4941 force landed in the bombing range and 5650 crashed.
L5651 TT1 RAF History:
11/05/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
07/08/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5652 TT1 RAF History:
11/05/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
21/08/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5653 TT1 RAF History:
19/05/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
07/08/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Served with 1 Operational Training Unit.
Belly Landing 20/10/42.
Crew; Sgt R.F.Boyce, AC1 N.W.Atherton, AC1 H.Walsh.
L5654 TT1 RAF History:
11/05/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/07/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5655 TT1 RAF History:
11/05/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
07/08/40 To RAAF
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5656 TT1 RAF History:
11/05/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
21/08/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
No 1 Air Observer's School, (AOS),
Wheels up landing on beach 25-1-1944.

Fairey Battle L5656
1 Bombing and Gunnery School
RAAF Evans Head, NSW

L5657 TT1 RAF History:
19/05/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/07/40 To RAAF
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5658 TT1 RAF History:
11/05/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
21/08/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5659 TT1 RAF History:
14/05/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
21/08/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Served with 1 Operational Training Unit.
Crashed through Fence 28/1/43.
Crew; Sgt C.R.Brown (pilot), LAC N.W.Atherson.

Fairey Battles
L5763/63
L5754/54
L5659/59
L5727/27
L5124/24
3 Bombing and Gunnery School
RAAF West Sale, Vic.
26th March 1943
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

L5660 TT1 RAF History:
14/05/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/07/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5665 TT1 RAF History:
14/05/40 2 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit,
24/02/41 Wheel came of on landing, Cleave,
26/04/42 Rosenfield,
05/07/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
02/09/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
17/08/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5670 TT1 RAF History:
21/05/40 5 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
24/10/40 8 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
8 Air Gunnery School,
22/08/41 Belly landed in error, Evanton,,
28/10/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
10/06/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
19/06/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
09/07/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5675 TT1 RAF History:
27/05/40 12 MU,
19/06/40  8 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
06/11/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
26/05/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
16/06/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
09/07/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5678 TT1 RAF History:
27/05/40 12 MU,
19/06/40  8 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
19/03/41 Brakes failed, hit hangar, Evanton,
Repaired on site,
02/07/41 Landed with undercarriage locked, Evanton,
Repaired on site,
11/10/41 8 Air Gunnery School,
17/12/41 18 MU,
10/03/42 LEP
04/04/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5683 TT1 RAF History:
27/05/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
09/08/0 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
06/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Served with 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head.
Collided with L5700, 18/01/41.
Collided in mid-air on a ferry flight delivering the aircraft to No.1 Bombing and Gunnery School.
Both aircraft crashed into the sea with only LAC MacPherson escaping his aircraft by parachute. 5 miles east of Terrigal NSW.
L5684 TT1 RAF History:
27/05/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
26/06/40 8 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
02/12/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
04/08/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
17/08/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
29/08/42 1 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
14/09/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5687 TT1 RAF History:
27/05/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
26/06/40 7 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
02/01/42 38 MU, RAF Llandow,
20/08/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
23/08/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
29/08/42 1 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
14/09/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5689 TT1 RAF History:
01/06/40 2 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit,
30/01/43 Rosenfield,
13/04/43 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
04/06/43 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/07/43 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5690 TT1 RAF History:
Currently Researching
To SAAF then SRAF.
Possible Anomaly
RAAF History:
Crashed in Swamp 06/04/43, near Evans Head NSW.
L5692 TT1 RAF History:
27/05/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
09/08/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
06/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5693 TT1 RAF History:
31/05/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
12/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/10/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Served with the RAAF and loaned to USAAC 9th Pursuit Sqn of the 49th Pursuit Group at Williamtown for target towing duties in 1942/43.
L5694 TT1 RAF History:
31/05/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
12/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/10/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Served with the RAAF and loaned to USAAC 8th Pursuit Sqn of the 49th Pursuit Group at Canberra for target towing duties in 1942/43.
L5695 TT1 RAF History:
31/05/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
12/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/10/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching

Fairey Battle
L5695/95
Crashed and burnt 4 miles North of Stradbroke, Vic.
16th Februaty 1944
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

L5696   RAF History:
31/05/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
12/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/10/40 To RAAF.
Lost at sea on route?
RAAF History:
Not received by RAAF in Australia - Presumed lost in transit.
L5697 TT1 RAF History:
12/06/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
02/08/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/08/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5698   RAF History:
31/05/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
12/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/10/40 To RAAF.
Lost at sea on route?
RAAF History:
Not received by RAAF in Australia - Presumed lost in transit.
L5700 TT1 RAF History:
08/06/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
05/08/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
06/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Served with 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head.
Collided with L5683, 18/01/41.
Collided in mid-air on a ferry flight delivering the aircraft to No.1 Bombing and Gunnery School.
Both aircraft crashed into the sea with only LAC MacPherson escaping his aircraft by parachute.
5 miles east of Terrigal NSW
L5701 TT1 RAF History:
31/05/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
12/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/10/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5702 TT1 RAF History:
31/05/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
12/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/10/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5703 TT1 RAF History:
31/05/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
12/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/10/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
To 2 Operational Training Unit established at Port Pirie 30/06/42.
L5704 TT1 RAF History:
31/05/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
12/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/10/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Served with 1 Operational Training Unit.
Belly Landing 06/10/42.
Crew; Sgt J.C.Bates (pilot).

Fairey Battle
Target Tug L5704
1 Bombing and Gunnery School
Mt.Magnet air strip
c1942
Photo via Mike Mirkovic Fairey Battle
Target Tug L5704
1 Bombing and Gunnery School
Mt.Magnet air strip
c1942
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

L5709 TT1 RAF History:
12/06/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
20/07/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
22/07/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
05/08/40 7 Operational Training Unit,,
02/03/41 Hit obstruction on take off and elevator jammed, stalled and crashed, Hawarden,
03/04/41 Fairey,
23/06/41 1 Air Armament School,
24/08/41 10 Air Observers School,

23/06/41 1 Air Armament School,
01/12/41 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
08/03/42 LEP,
03/04/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5710 TT1 RAF History:
14/06/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
20/07/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
22/07/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
26/07/40 6 Operational Training Unit,,
05/02/41 Hit obstacle on landing, Holbeach LG,
02/03/41 Rosenfield,
03/06/41 Central Gunnery School,
09/03/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
31/05/42 215 MU, RAF, Locharbriggs,
04/09/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
07/08/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5721 TT1 RAF History:
14/06/40 9 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
26/02/41 Fairey,
13/05/41 9 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
26/01/42 LEP,
13/10/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
27/04/43 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/06/43 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5723 TT1 RAF History:
17/06/40 Central Gunnery School,
15/03/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
29/06/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
18/08/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
12/09/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5724 TT1 RAF History:
Currently Researching
01/04/41 Destroyed in air raid at Warmwell
11/04/41 Struck off charge.
Possible Anomaly.

RAAF History:
To 2 Operational Training Unit established at Port Pirie 30/06/42.
L5725 TT1 RAF History:
25/06/40 Central Gunnery School,,
04/09/40 Engine cut, belly landed, Chickerell, Dorset,
14/09/40 Austin,
29/12/40 9 MU,  RAF Cosford,
26/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
31/03/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching

Battle L5725 a Battle L5725 b

L5727 TT1 RAF History:
18/06/40 8 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
28/10/41 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
13/03/42 Landed with undercarriage locked, Ternhill,
13/03/42 LEP
05/08/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching

Fairey Battles
L5763/63
L5754/54
L5659/59
L5727/27
L5124/24
3 Bombing and Gunnery School
RAAF West Sale, Vic.
26th March 1943
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

L5728 TT1 RAF History:
21/06/40 4 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
26/06/41 1 Air Gunnery School,
08/08/41 Engine cut, belly landed, Burry Holme Sands, Rhosli Bay, Carmarthen,
15/11/41 Dumfries
19/11/41 Taxied into obstruction, Llandow,
31/12/41 At 38 MU, RAF Llandow,
14/05/42 Rosenfield,
16/08/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
19/08/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
29/08/42 1 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
14/09/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5734 TT1 RAF History:
21/06/40 5 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
11/09/40 8 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
02/12/41 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
03/05/42 LEP,
20/05/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
28/05/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
09/07/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5735 TT1 RAF History:
21/06/40 5 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
11/09/40 8 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
10/10/41 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
10/03/42 LEP,
04/04/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5736 TT1 RAF History:
22/06/40 7 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
04/02/41 Belly landed, Stormy Down,
31/03/41  18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
05/06/41 Dumfries,
11/07/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5738 TT1 RAF History:
22/06/40 7 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
25/11/41 38 MU, RAF Llandow,
20/08/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
30/08/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
17/08/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5741 TT1 RAF History:
22/06/40 7 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
24/07/40 Royal Aircraft Establishment,
09/09/40 7 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
29/10/40 Belly landed in error, Porthcawl,
Repaired on site,
13/12/41 38 MU,
17/07/42 215 MU, RAF Locharbriggs,
30/08/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
13/09/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5751 TT1 RAF History:
24/06/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
02/08/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/08/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Served with 1 Operational Training Unit.
Crashed 25/06/42.
Crew; F/o L.E.Parson (pilot) & S.Drome.
L5754 TT1 RAF History:
24/06/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
13/09/40 Watchfield,
07/11/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
16/02/41 2 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
2 Air Observers School,
04/01/42 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
21/02/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching

Fairey Battles
L5763/63
L5754/54
L5659/59
L5727/27
L5124/24
3 Bombing and Gunnery School
RAAF West Sale, Vic.
26th March 1943
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

L5756 TT1 RAF History:
24/06/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
05/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
01/10/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5757 TT1 RAF History:
24/06/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
05/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
01/10/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5758 TT1 RAF History:
05/07/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
28/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/05/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Ex 2 BAGS.
First Equipment of 2 Operational Training Unit established at Port Pirie 5/4/42.
L5759 TT1 RAF History:
05/07/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
22/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
31/03/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5760 TT1 RAF History:
05/07/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
28/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/05/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5763 TT1 RAF History:
16/07/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
31/07/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
27/08/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching

Fairey Battles
L5763/63
L5754/54
L5659/59
L5727/27
L5124/24
3 Bombing and Gunnery School
RAAF West Sale, Vic.
26th March 1943
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

L5764 TT1 RAF History:
16/07/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
26/08/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
22/09/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5765 TT1 RAF History:
16/07/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
05/08/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
27/08/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Served with 1 Operational Training Unit.
Ran through fence and hit stumps 25/10/42.
Crew; Sgt D.P.Wills (pilot) and two passengers.
L5770 TT1 RAF History:
16/07/40 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
13/09/40 7 Operational Training Unit,
21/11/40 Fairey,
17/03/41 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
09/07/41 56 Operational Training Unit,
08/12/41 Belly landed in error, Holbeach, LG,
17/12/41 Rosenfield,
01/04/42 LEP,
14/06/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5772 TT1 RAF History:
17/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
26/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
31/03/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5774 TT1 RAF History:
17/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
26/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
31/03/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Ex 2BAGS. First Equipment of 2 Operational Training Unit established at Port Pirie 5/4/42.

Fairey Battle
Target Tug L5774
35 Squadron
RAAF Maylands, WA
c1943
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

L5776 TT1 RAF History:
Currently Researching
04/12/44 Crashed with RAF Gunnery Research unit and Struck off charge on 12/12/44.
Noted in some references as an RAAF airframe.
Never served with RAAF.

Possible Anomaly.

RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5777 TT1 Noted in some references as an RAAF airframe.
Never served with RAAF.
Went to SAAF as 1051
.
L5778 TT1 RAF History:
17/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
24/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
24/10/40 29 Sqn,
02/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
10/11/40 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
Currently Researching

Fairey Battle
Target Tug L5778
35 Squadron
RAAF Pearce, WA
c1942
Photo via Mike Mirkovic Fairey Battle
Target Tug L5778
35 Squadron
RAAF Pearce, WA
c1942
Photo via Mike Mirkovic Fairey Battle
Target Tug
L5778
35 Squadron
RAAF Pearce
c1941
Photo via Mike Mirkovic Fairey Battle
Target Tug
L5778
35 Squadron
RAAF Pearce
c1941
Photo via Mike Mirkovic Fairey Battle
Target Tug
L5778
35 Squadron
c1941
Photo via Mike Mirkovic

L5779 TT1 RAF History:
19/07/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
26/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
24/10/40 47 MU,
RAF Sealand,
24/10/40 29 Sqn,
02/11/40 47 MU,
RAF Sealand,
10/11/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5781 TT1 RAF History:
19/07/40 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
26/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
11/10/40 Digby,
16/10/40 29 Sqn,
05/03/41 53 OTU,
21/08/41 Engine cut, belly landed near Wick, Glamorganshire,

Repaired on site,
20/10/41 56 OTU,
04/12/41 Overshot landing in =to dyke, Holbeach LG,
04/12/41 Rosenfield,

01/04/42 LEP
14/06/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5785 TT1 RAF History:
25/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
25/07/40 12 MU,
29/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
11/02/41 2 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
01/05/41 Rosenfield,
23/06/41 1 Air Armament School
,
24/08/41 10 Air Observers School,
28/10/41 18 MU,
RAF Tinwald Downs,
08/03/42 LEP,

04/04/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5789 TT1 RAF History:
25/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
25/07/40 12 MU,
29/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
01/02/41 2 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
06/06/41 Undercarriage jammed, belly landed, Millom,
2 Air Observers School,
05/01/42 47 MU, RAF Sealand,

21/02/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
Accident on 27.12.43 - Seaspray, VIC.
L5790 TT1 RAF History:
27/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
31/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
11/12/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5791 Mk.1 RAF History:
01/08/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
21/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
11/12/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5792 Mk.1 RAF History:
27/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
23/10/40 Newton,
26/10/40 103 Sqn,
07/11/40 4 Group Target Towing Flight,
31/12/41 At 1484 Flight,
29/01/43 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
08/06/43 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/07/43 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5794 Mk.1 RAF History:
31/07/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
21/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
11/12/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
L5696 TT1 RAF History:
31/05/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
12/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/10/40 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
Not received by RAAF in Australia - Presumed lost in transit.
L5797

 

TT1 RAF History:
01/08/40 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
25/10/40 Engine cut after take off, belly landed Dumfries,
17/05/41 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
2 Air Observers School,
10/01/42 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
21/03/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
17/08/42 Received 1AD,
30/09/42 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1AD,
01/10/42 Issued to 2 BAGS,
10/10/42 On take off a/c struck tree but flew on, became lost and forced landing,
19/10/42 Received 2 BAGS,
07/12/42 Allotted 1 AGS ex 2 BAGS,
07/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie Received 20/12/43,
28/03/44 Forced landing into aerodrome,
24/05/45 Allocated to 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee,
11/10/45 Recommended for disposal by CRC,
20/12/45 Approved for disposal,
10/01/46 To Storage,
04/06/46 W/O,
26/11/47 Passed to DAP,
08/02/49 Action completed by DAP.
L5698 TT1 RAF History:
31/05/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
12/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/10/40 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
Not received by RAAF in Australia - Presumed lost in transit.
 
     

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.

Emails: Warwick Henry, Mike Draper, Greg Hyde, Keith Hayles, Wynnum Graham, Dean Norman, Gordon Birkett, Grahame Higgs, Bob Livingstone, Michael Louey.

Updated 08 July 2015

     

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