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

These 27 Fairey Battles shipped to the RAAF were from the following batches buiolt for the RAF and then allocated for the Empire Air Training Scheme:

  • 23 aircraft from the batch of 100 Fairey Battle I's built from October 1939 to May 1940 by Austin Motors at Longbridge under contract B2580/39  with RAF serials R3922 to R4054.
     

  • 3 aircraft from the batch of 100 Fairey Battle Trainers built from May to November 1940 by Fairey at Stockport under contract 15447/39  with RAF serials R7356 to R4054.

 
     
 
Aircraft Serial Model History
R3924 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
28/10/39 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/08/40 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R3925 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
20/11/39 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
02/11/40 To RAAF.

RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R3927 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
31/10/39 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
29/06/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
30/08/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R3928 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
08/11/39 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
12/06/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
29/08/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
27/10/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R3929 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
30/10/39 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
29/05/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
11/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
02/11/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R3931 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
31/10/39 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
12/06/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
17/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
14/11/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R3934 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
31/10/39 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
29/06/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
30/08/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/08/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R3936 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
14/11/39 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
03/12/40 Received from RAF,
08/12/40 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 19883,
20/12/40 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
28/12/40 Issued 1 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
06/01/41 Serviceable at 1 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
20/01/41 Dived into ground. Turned. Flicked onto back and dived.
Converted to produce and scrap.
R3939 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
08/11/39 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/08/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
Served with 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head.
During a turn the aircraft reportedly flicked on to its back and dived into the ground 18/01/42.
Crew; PLTOFF D.E. Allan, LAC A.J. Powell and LAC H.J. Pope.
R3944 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
22/11/39 36 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R3948 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
06/12/39 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
22/09/40 Austin,
13/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R3949 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
11/12/39 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
26/09/40 Austin,
28/11/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
23/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
24/03/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R3951 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
11/12/39 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
26/09/40 Austin,
08/11/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
23/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
24/03/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R3954 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
12/12/39 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
22/09/40 Austin,
05/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
23/11/44 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
26/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
04/06/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R3956 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
12/12/39 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
26/09/40 Austin,
13/11/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Crashed Evans Head, 18/01/41.
R3957 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
29/12/39 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
26/09/40 Austin,
13/11/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/01/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R4002 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
0/02/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
26/09/40 Austin,
28/12/40 Parks,
11/03/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R4006 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
25/02/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
17/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
14/11/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
Served with 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head.
Crashed at Moss Vale, NSW, on delivery flight to No.1 Bombing and Gunnery School on 11/02/41.
The wreckage was relocated in early 1995. Crew; F/Lt HW Ross.
R4008 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
22/02/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
17/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
14/11/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R4009 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
22/02/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
17/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
14/11/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R4012 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
23/02/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
17/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
14/11/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R4019 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
19/03/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
22/09/40 Austin,
21/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
15/11/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R4049 Mark I Dual Control RAF History:
23/04/40 9 MU, RAF Cosford,
22/09/40 Austin,
12/10/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
02/11/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R5956?   Probable serial Anomaly
Currently Researching
R7377 Battle Trainer RAF History:
Currently Researching
15/06/40 6 Operational Training Unit,
23/03/41 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
02/05/41 1 Flying Training School,
06/08/41 Damaged in heavy landing, Shrewton,
17/08/41 Rosenfield,
05/02/42 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
07/04/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
08/10/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK (1 Air Park for erection),
09/03/43 Allotted 2 BAGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 10/03/43),
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 to components (Received 28/02/44),
01/04/44 Allotted 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie Store ex 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee,
10/07/44 Forced landing,
25/07/44 A/C not yet received,
25/09/44 Received 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie ex 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie,
18/10/44 Allotted 5 Central Recovery Depot, Port Pirie ex 3 Air Observers School, Port Pirie (Received 06/11/44),
04/02/45 Engine and equipment removed for storage,
11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission,
14/12/45 Approval given.

(Note: This aircraft was from a batch produced for delivery to Canada, not yet clear why it ended up in Australia).
R7380 Battle Trainer RAF History:
23/06/40 6 Operational Training Unit,
21/09/40 12 Operational Training Unit,
16/12/40 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit,
17/02/41 Overshot forced landing into ditch, Crosshall, 1 mile north of Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire,
24/04/41 Western A/W,
17/05/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
09/06/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
R7385 Battle Trainer RAF History:
27/06/40 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton,
27/07/40 7 Flying Training School,
23/3/41 22 MU, RAF Silloth,
10/05/41 1 Flying Training School,
10/05/41 Engine cut, belly landed Beckford near Silloth,
15/05/41 To Fairey,
29/08/41 Engine cut, belly landed Irington near Leominster, Hereford,
19/09/41 1 Flying Training School,
16/10/41 Rosenfield,
02/01/42 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
07/04/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
Currently Researching
 
     

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 20 November 2014

     

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