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Fairey Battle N2188 Restoration Team L-R Robert Sims, Allan Dixon, Peter Shipp and Roy Ainsworth
South Australian Aviation Museum 
15th May 2013 
Photo Brendan Cowan

     
 

RAAF Fairey Battle Image Gallery

 
     
 

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 38 N serialled Battles from a batch of 189 built for the RAF (serialled N2020 to N2258) by Fairey between February and June 1939 at Stockport under contract 768880/38.

 
     
 
Aircraft Serial Model History
N2017   An E/E.88 exists showing a Battle serialled N2017 as being received on 14/10/1942 with no further information.
In fact, this production batch began at N2020 and the serials N2017 to N2019 were never a allocated to any RAF airframe (the block N1854 to N2016 was allocated to a batch of Fairey Fulmar I aircraft).
It appears that this card was raised in error.
N2027 Mk.1 Dual Control RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
06/02/1939 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
16/05/1939 616 Sqn,
07/06/1940 Rollason,
09/07/1940 38 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
01/09/1940 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/09/1940 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
Currently Researching
03/12/1940 Received 1 AP ex UK with Merlin III 883,
16/12/1940 At 1 AD ex 1 AP,
18/03/1940 Issued to 1 BGS ex 1 AD,
 
N2038 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
16/02/39 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
17/09/1940 Royal Aircraft Establishment,
10/04/1941 Rosenfield,
09/02/1942 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
14/08/1942 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
21/08/1942 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
05/09/1942 1 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
13/09/1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2039 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
24/02/1939 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
09/01/1941 Austin,
28/01/1941 Parks,
01/02/1941 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2045 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
20/02/1939 10 MU, RAF Hullavington,
27/07/1939 13 Elementary & Reserve Flying Training School,
04/09/1939 7 Flying Training School,
05/07/1940 9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
11/06/1941 Engine cut, belly landed Morfa Nefyn, Caernarvon,
Repaired on site,
11/08/1941 16 (Polish) Flying Training School,
28/09/1941 Rosenfield,
01/04/1942 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
14/08/1942 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
20/08/1942 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
29/08/1942 1 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
14/09/1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
02/11/1942 Received 1 Air Depot ex UK awaiting erection,
08/12/1943 Allotted2 Bombing & Air Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot (Received 16/12/43),
08/12/1943 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 12/12/43),
31/12/1943 Allotted 6 Service Flying Training School ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie (Conversion),
06/01/1944 Issued 6 Service Flying Training School ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie,
14/09/1944 Approval given to convert airframe to components at 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie.
N2053 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
01/03/1939 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
04/01/1940 2 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit,
20/04/1942 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
22/05/1942 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
07/06/1942 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
09/07/1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2054 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,01/03/39 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
20/04/1940 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
26/11/1942 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
14/08/1942 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
21/08/1942 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
29/08/1942 1 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
29/08/1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2063 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
08/03/
1939 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
18/01/
1940 1 Air Armament School,
10/10/
1940 Undercarriage leg jammed, belly landed, Manby,
11/11/
1941 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
23/04/
1942 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
10/05/
1942 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
11/06/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2064 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
09/03/
1939 19 MU, RAF St Athan,,
25/05/
1939 610 Sqn,
02/01/
1940 1 Flying Training School,
26/02/
1940 8 Bombing & Gunnery School,
18/07/
1941 Engine cut, belly landed 2 miles North East of Fearn,
Repaired on site,
14/12/
1941 8 Air Gunnery School,
19/12/
1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/02/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2065 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
09/03/1939 19 MU, RAF St Athan,,
20/01/1940 1 Air Armament School,
02/10/1941 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
31/12/1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
26/02/1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
09/09/1942 Received 1 Air Depot ex UK,
03/10/1942 Allotted 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot (Received 11/10/42),
01/09/1943 Accident to aircraft. Gun accidentally fired by gunner whilst in stowed position in aircraft,
08/12/1943 Allotted 1 Air Gunnery School ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School (Received 12/12/43),
24/02/1944 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex Air Gunnery School (Received 01/04/44),
11/10/1945 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission,
07/12/1945 Approval given.
N2066 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
13/03/
1939 19 MU, RAF St Athan,,
25/05/
1939 610 Sqn,
19/05/
1940 6 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit,
10/04/
1941 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
07/09/
1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
27/09/
1941 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2089 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
17/03/
1939 501 Sqn,
05/12/
1939 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
27/12/
1939 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
18/04/
1940 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
28/02/
1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
31/12/
1941 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
07/06/
1942 241 Sqn,
27/06/
1942 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
14/08/
1942 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
19/08/
1942 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
29/08/
1942 1 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
14/09/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2090 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
17/03/
1939 501 Sqn,
26/05/
1939 53 Sqn,
23/09/
1939 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
24/01/
1940 1 Air Armament School
30/09/
1941 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
08/02/
1942 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
07/04/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2091 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
17/03/
1939 504 Sqn,
27/07/
1939 5 MU, RAF Kemble,
29/02/
1940 1 Air Armament School,
20/05/
1941 Fairey,
04/08/
1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
27/08/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2092 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
17/03/
1939 504 Sqn,
27/07/
1939 5 MU, RAF Kemble,
06/04/
1940 1 Air Armament School,
14/08/
1941 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
11/11/
1941 Dumfries,
31/12/
1941 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
17/01/
1942 To South Africa then to RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2096 Mk.1
Dual Control
RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
20/03/1939 504 Sqn,
13/08/1939 Undercarriage raised in error after landing, Exeter,
Repaired on site,
25/01/1940 Rollason,
02/09/1940 To Fairey,
26/10/1940 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
09/12/1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
21/02/1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
25/05/1942 Received 1 Air Depot ex UK ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
03/06/1942 Allotted 3 Bombing & Air Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot (Received14/09/42),
27/01/1943 Accident while landing after attempting a wheels up forced landing - belly landed in ploughed field after engine failed on take-off,
Crew: Sgt R.P. Stevens (414110) & LAC R.E. McKenna (417270),
08/12/1943 Allotted to 1 Air Gunnery School ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School (Received 12/12/45),
24/02/1944 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex Air Gunnery School (Received 04/03/44),
Converted to components.
N2107 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
29/03/
1939 5 MU, RAF Kemble,
22/05/
1939 610 Sqn,
16/12/
1939 1 Flying Training School,
21/05/
1940 7 Flying Training School,
11/06/
1940 12 Flying Training School,
29/12/
1940 Belly landed in error, Harlaxton,
20/07/
1941 16 (Polish) Flying Training School,
27/01/
1942 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
09/07/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2124 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
06/04/
1939 1 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit,
2 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit,
30/10/
1940 1 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit,
29/09/
1940 Telecommunications Flying Unit,
06/12/
1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
12/103/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2163 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
21/04/1939 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
26/07/1940 103 Sqn,
10/10/1940 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
28/11/1940 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/1941 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2166 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
24/03/1939 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
22/08/1940 12 Sqn,
17/12/1940 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
22/05/1942 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
07/06/1942 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
09/07/1942 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
09/11/1942 Received 1 Air Depot ex UK awaiting erection,
06/04/1943 Issued 1 Air Park, Geelong ex 1 Air Depot (Received 06/04/43),
16/06/1943 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong (Received 28/06/43),
08/12/1943 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 13/12/43),
24/02/1944 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie for conversion (22/03/44),
01/04/1944 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie Store ex 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee (Received 03/08/44),
18/10/1944 Allotted 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie (Received 06/11/44),
01/02/1945 Engines and schedule items to be removed from A/C for storage.
On removal of this equipment, airframe to be stored in open pending approval for conversion,
11/10/1945 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission,
14/12/1945 Approval given to convert to components.

(Note: This aircraft's status card is incorrectly marked as "L2166" which was a serial was allocated to an RAF Short Sunderland I)

N2170 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
26/04/
1939 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
04/09/
1939 10 Air Observers School,
22/05/
1941 Engine cut, overshot and force landed into ditch 4 mile North east of Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright,
08/07/
1942 Rosenfield,
31/08/
1942 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
07/10/
1942 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
18/10/
1942 Embarkation Officer Newcastle,
18/10/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2176 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
01/05/
1939 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
29/09/
1939 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
04/05/
1940 6 Bombing & Gunnery School,
02/06/
1940 7 Bombing & Gunnery School,
25/10/
1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
04/12/
1941 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2179 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
01/05/
1939 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
29/09/
1939 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
30/04/
1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
09/06/
1941 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2182 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
04/05/
1939 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
13/05/
1940 18 Operational Training Unit,
28/11/
1940 Fairey,
03/02/
1941 43 Group,
26/04/
1941 12 MU,
19/09/
1941 Fairey,
01/12/
1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand
05/01/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2188 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
08/05/1939 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
13/05/1940 18 Operational Training Unit,
28/11/1940 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
17/01/1941 Austin Motors,
25/03/1941 To RAAF,
RAAF History:
27/06/1941 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong (ex UK) awaiting erection,
13/07/1941 Serviced at 1 Air Park, Geelong,
30/07/1941 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
20/08/1941 1 Air Depot,
01/09/1941 Issued to 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
08/09/1941 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
31/08/1942 A/C force landed in sea.
Airframe
components subject to corrosive action by sea,
Salvaged,
07/09/1942 at 2 Bombing & Air Gunnery School,
07/05/1943 Forced landing on swampy ground in 8ft scrub due to glycol leak,
10/05/1943 At 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
Converted to components Port Pirie SA.

Under restoration with the South Australian Aviation Museum.

A donated set of wings from L5343 which were recovered from Iceland by an RAF team in 1972 were provided to the SAAM by the RAF Museum courtesy of Michael Fopp (the then Director of the RAFM) for the restoration of N2188.

Highlight for Album: Fairey Battle N2188

Special note: Many thanks to Paul Daw, David Byrne, Robert Sims, Allan Dixon, Peter Shipp and Roy Ainsworth and all of the team at the South Australian Aviation Museum for their hospitality in hosting my visit and the special access to the restoration of Battle N2188 in May 2013.    Brendan Cowan

N2223 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
16/05/
1939 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
05/09/
1939 10 Air Observers School,
27/09/
1940 Undershot landing and hit wall, Annan LG,
Repaired on site,
28/10/
1941 Engine cut, hit wall in forced landing, Shambellie, Dumfries,
06/11/
1941 Rosenfield,
15/04/
1942 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
27/04/
1942 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
23/05/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2225 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
22/05/
1939 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
22/08/
1939 19 MU, RAF St Athan,,
03/01/
1940 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
07/07/
1940 1 Air Armament School,
30/09/
1941 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
15/02/
1942 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
23/04/
1942 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
10/05/
1942 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
14/06/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2228 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
18/05/
1939 19 MU, RAF St Athan,,
11/01/
1940 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
03/07/
1940 1 Air Armament School,
05/08/
1941 1 Flying Training School,
10/2/
1942 Undercarriage collapsed in forced landing in bad weather 3 miles west of Stormy Down,
18/05/
1942 Rosenfield,
04/08/
1942 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
24/08/
1942 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
02/09/
1942 2 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
17/08/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2229 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
22/05/
1939 19 MU, RAF St Athan,,
24/02/
1940 5 Bombing & Gunnery School,
04/02/
1941 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
02/03/
1941 Undercarriage jammed, landed on one wheel, West Freugh,
Repaired on site,
13/07/
1941 Belly landed in bad weather, Ballantrae, Ayrshire,
Repaired on site,
14/10/
1941 4 Air Observers School,
21/12/
1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
25/01/
1942 LEP,
31/05/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2233 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
24/05/
1939 19 MU, RAF St Athan,,
12/08/
1939 36 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
09/09/
1939 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
26/08/
1940 304 Sqn,
10/11/
1940 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
14/01/
1941 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2236 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
24/05/
1939 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
19/08/
1939 36 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
09/09/
1939 8 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
25/05/
1940 Andover,
26/05/
1940 88 Sqn,
18/07/
1940 Overshot landing and hit obstruction, Kingstown,
Repaired on site,
17/12/
1940 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/
1941 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2240 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
26/05/
1939 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
03/01/
1940 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
03/07/
1940 1 Air Armament School,
07/10/
1940 Undercarriage collapsed on landing, Manby,
Repaired on site,
01/09/
1941 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
26/04/
1942 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
10/05/
1942 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
09/08/
1942 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2244 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
31/05/
1939 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
11/05/
1940 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2247 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
31/05/
1939 19 MU, RAF St Athan,
02/05/
1940 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2250 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
01/06/
1939 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
25/05/
1940 Advanced Air Striking Force,
13/07/
1940 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
16/10/
1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
04/12/
1941 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2251 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
05/06/
1939 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
10/12/
1939 253 Sqn,
29/02/
1940 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
30/09/
1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
02/11/
1941 Dumfries,
To RAAF.

RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2255 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
12/06/
1939 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
25/05/
1940 Advanced Air Striking Force,
16/06/
1940 103 Sqn,
02/07/
1940 Rollason,
23/07/
1940 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
15/08/
1940 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
06/09/
1940 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
N2256 Mk.1 RAF History:
Built Fairey at Stockport under contract 768880/38,
12/06/
1939 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
10/12/
1939 253 Sqn,
23/02/
1940 Skidded into hedge in forced landing in bad weather 1 mile north of Oswestry, Salop.,
23/02/1940 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
05/09/1941 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
27/09/1941 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
18 Oct 42 East Sale 3 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, struck pyrotechnics hut while landing.
N2288 Mk.1 RAF History:
Currently Researching
RAAF History:
Currently Researching

Note: Not a Fairey Battle Serial.
The real N2288 was an RAF Gloster Gladiator II.
N9323   Noted in some references as an RAAF airframe.
This is because the form E/E.88 for RAAF Battle K9323 was erroneously marked
N9323.
The real N9323 was an RAF Tiger Moth.
 
     

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 04 June 2015

     

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