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

These 23 Battles were from a batch of 66 Fairey Battle T.T.1 airframes built by Austin Motors at Longbridge from August to October 1940 under contract B2580/39 with RAF serials V1201 to V1280.

 
     
 
Aircraft Serial Model   History
V1201 TT1   RAF History:
01/08/40 12 MU,
03/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/12/41 To RAAF
RAAF History:
23/05/41 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK with Merlin III 1095,
09/07/41 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong, Issued to 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
21/07/41 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
28/04/42 Allotted 2 OUT ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 18/05/42),
13/07/42 U/S at 2 Operational Training Unit,
03/08/42 U/S at 2 Operational Training Unit awaiting return of petrol tank issued for fireproofing,
24/08/42 Returned to service,
24/09/42 Issued to 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 2 Operational Training Unit (Received 12/10/42),
07/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie (Received 20/12/43),
30/03/43 While taxing past control tower, aircraft swerved in towards three Battles posted close to facing the tarmac on the eastern side of the signal square. The starboard wingtip of the aircraft came into contact with the fin and rudder of one of the other Battles taxiing tearing the members completely off and doing damage to several feet of the starboard wing of Battle V1201. Aircraft U/S. Airframe repairable at unit.
Airframe at 769.35 Hours.
Crew 414203 F/SGT T.J.Costello (Pilot), SGT L.E.Scholz & LAC A.H. Whitworth (Rogue Operators). All OK.
Pilot severely reprimanded and fined
10.
06/11/44 At AGS awaiting flap jack hoses,
30/04/45 Sump gasket blown,
22/05/45 Transferred to 1 AGS Storage,
25/05/45 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS,
11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission,
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal,
10/01/46 Cat E Storage,
27/09/46 Allotted 1 SD ex 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee,
20/12/46 Offered to Commonwealth Disposals Commission for disposal,
04/06/46 Authorised for write off,
26/11/47 Passed to DAP,
08/02/49 DAP Action complete.
V1202 TT1   Last Battle received by RAAF.

RAF History:
01/08/40 12 MU,
20/08/40 1 Operational Training Unit,
31/12/41 5 Operational Training Unit,
09/11/42 18 Group APC,
05/04/43 Rosenfield,
18/07/43 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
11/10/43 To RAAF
RAAF History:
07/12/43 Received 2AP ex wharfs and issued to Ansetts Mascot for conversion.
10/05/44 Allotted AGS ex 2AP (Received 15/05/44).
04/05/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee (issued 03/06/45).
11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
10/01/46 Cat E Storage.
05/07/46 Allotted 1AD ex 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee.
27/09/46 Allotted 1SD ex 1AD.
26/11/47 Passed to DAP.
08/02/49 DAP action completed.

V1203 TT1   RAF History:
06/08/40 12 MU,
03/02/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/12/41 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
First Equipment of 2 Operational Training Unit established at Port Pirie 02/05/42.
23/05/41 Awaiting erection at 1AP ex UK with Merlin III 2453.
09/07/41 Received 1AD ex 1AP.
21/07/41 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1AP (Received 28/07/41).
13/05/42 Allotted 2 Operational Training Unit ex 2BGS (Received 15/06/42).
10/08/42 Received 1AD ex 2 Operational Training Unit.
09/10/42 Completed ready for delivery at 1AD.
29/10/42 Allotted 3BAGS ex 2 Operational Training Unit (Received 09/11/42).
08/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 BAGS (Received 12/12/43).
03/05/45 Allotted AGS S/R.
04/05/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R.
03/06/43 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R.
11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
27/09/46 Allotted 1SD ex 1CRD.
01/10/46 Cat E Storage.
27/12/47 Passed to DAP.
08/02/49 DAP action completed.
V1206 TT1   RAF History:
08/08/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
06/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
01/10/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
03/12/40 Received from RAF with Merlin III 18477.
08/12/40 Awaiting erection at 1AP ex UK.
06/01/41 At 1 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1AP.
10/06/42 Proceeding to 1AD for engine change.
12/06/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head.
13/07/42 Issued 1BGS ex 1AD.
13/08/42 Allotted 1OTU ex 1AD.
15/08/42 Allotment cancelled.
31/08/42 Issued 1 Operational Training Unit ex 1BAGS (U/S at 1OTU).
05/01/44 Allotted 1AGS ex 1OTU (Received 24/01/44).
24/05/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R (Received 02/08/45).
11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
10/01/46 Placed in Category E Storage.
05/07/46 Allotted 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee.
27/09/46 Allotted 1 Stores Depot.
26/11/46 Passed to DAP.
08/02/49 DAP action complete.
V1207 TT1   RAF History:
05/08/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
05/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
03/12/40 Received from RAF.
08/12/40 Awaiting erection at 1Ap ex UK with Merlin III 18473.
06/01/41 At 1 Bombing & Gunnery School.
12/08/42 Allotted to 2 Operational Training Unit ex Bombing & Gunnery School. A/C to be issued fitted with ? type winch.
07/09/42 Delivered to 2 Operational Training Unit ex 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head.
24/09/42 Allotted 2 BAGS ex 2 Operational Training Unit (Received 28/09/42).
17/12/42 A/C ground looped while taxiing in strong wind. Starboard undercarriage cleaned off and starboard wing tip damaged.
31/12/42 Allotted ANA Parafield x 2 BAGS (Issued 25/01/43).
22/01/43 Work temporarily suspended. Contractor priority given to R4002 and L5434.
29/01/43 Mainplanes being stripped.
05/02/43 Repairs to mainplanes commenced.
19/02/43 Undergoing complete overhaul.
23/04/43 Mainplane being fitted to fuselage.
27/08/43 Engine being fitted.
29/10/43 Hydraulics being checked for inspection.
0312/43 Allotted 3BGS ex ANA Parafield.
08/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School (Received 12/12/43).
16/04/45 Engine change.
03/05/45 Allotted to AGS S/R.
04/05/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R (Issued 03/06/45).
11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
10/01/46 Placed in Category E Storage.
04/06/46 Authorised for W/O.
27/09/46 Allotted 1 Stores Depot.
26/11/47 Passed to DAP.
08/02/49 DAP action complete.
V1208 TT1   RAF History:
05/08/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
05/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
01/10/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
03/12/40 Received from RAF.
08/12/40 Awaiting erection at 1AP ex UK with Merlin III 18481.
09/01/41 Received 1AD ex 1 Air Park, Geelong.
03/02/41 At 1BGS.
25/02/42 S/B oleo leg collapsed. Damaged S/B flap, aileron, pitot head and wing tip.
11/04/42 Allotted 1OTU ex 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head (Received 19/04/42).
05/01/44 Allotted 1AGS ex 1OTU (Received 12/01/44).
03/05/45 Allotted AGS S/R (Received 16/04/45).
04/05/45 Allotted 1CRD ex AGS S/R (Issued 24/05/45).
14/05/45 Held for disposal.
11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
10/01/46 Placed in Category E Storage.
04/06/46 Authorised for W/O.
27/09/46 Allotted 1 Stores Depot.
26/11/47 Passed to DAP.
08/02/49 DAP action complete.
V1209 TT1   RAF History:
08/08/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
05/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
19/09/40 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
03/12/40 Received from RAF.
08/12/40 Awaiting erection at 1AP ex UK with Merlin III 18475.
06/01/41 At 1BGS ex 1AP.
08/11/43 Engine Change.
07/12/43 Allotted 1AGS ex 1BGS (Received 13/12/43).
29/02/44 Issued AGS ex 1AOS.
13/05/45 Allotted AGS S/R (Transferred 22/05/45).
04/05/45 Allotted 1CRD ex AGS S/R. (Received 02/08/45).
11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
10/01/46 Placed in Category E Storage.
03/04/46 Approval granted for destruction by fire. Moved by truck from 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee 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.

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

V1210 TT1   RAF History:
08/08/40 20 MU, RAF Aston Down,
13/03/41 58 Operational Training Unit,
14/12/41 Engine cut; belly landed Whitekirk, 2m ENE of East Fortune,
25/12/41 Rosenfield,
04/04/42 LEP,
31/05/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
19/04/42 Received from RAF.
13/11/42 New assembly at ANA Mascot.
11/12/42 Assembly in final stages, electrical systems under overhaul.
22/12/42 Received 2AP ex ANA.
23/12/42 Allotted 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head ex 2AP (Received 11/01/43).
09/12/43 Allotted 1AOS ex 1BAGs (Received 13/12/43).
25/02/44 Allotted AGS ex 1AOS (Received 03/03/43).
03/05/45 Allotted AGS S/R (Transferred 22/05/45).
24/05/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R (Issued 03/06/45).
11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
10/01/46 Placed in Category E Storage.
04/06/46 Authorised for W/O.
27/09/46 Allotted 1 Stores Depot.
26/11/47 Passed to DAP.
08/02/49 DAP action complete.
V1216 TT1   Some sources quote this aircraft as having served with the RAAF but no record card has been found for this aircraft and the engine cards have been perused with mention of any RAAF engine being fitted to this aircraft.
Air-Britain notes this aircraft as serving with RAF from 18/08/40 allocated to 48 MU, 4 Bombing & Gunnery School, 4 Air Observers School, LEP and then transferred to the SAAF on 02/03/42.
V1219 TT1   RAF History:
04/09/40 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
10/04/41 32 MU, RAF St Athan,
21/06/41 1 Air Gunnery School,
17/03/42 LEP,
29/04/42 To RAAF
RAAF History:
14/09/42 Received 1AP ex UK. Awaiting erection at 1AD.
14/01/43 Allotted 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton (Received 18/01/43).
09/12/43 Allotted 1AOS ex 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head (Received 13/12/43).
25/02/44 Allotted AGS ex 1 Air Observers School (Received 06/03/44).
18/08/43 Crashed 3/4 miles west of safety range Seaspray.
Dived into ground after smoke seen coming from engine, totally destroyed,
Towing aircraft with drogue was approaching drogue dropping field at 500' when dense white smoke issued from the nose. Aircraft was sen to climb then dive into the ground. Suspected cause of accident, glycol header tank bursting.
430903 Sgt M.J. Fahey (Killed), 412992 W/O G.E. Matley (Seriously injured).
Airframe hours 771.45.
21/08/44 Converted to components
V1221 TT1   RAF History:
15/09/40 4 Bombing & Gunnery School,
31/12/41 4 Air Observers School,
02/03/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
25/07/42 Rosenfield,
29/09/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
02/10/42 52 MU,
22/10/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
08/02/43 Received 1AP ex UK, under erection at 1AP.
04/03/43 Allotted 2BAGS ex 1AP (Received 09/03/43).
14/05/43 Allotted 3BAGS ex 2BAGS (Received 22/05/43).
08/12/43 Allotted 1AGS ex 3BAGS(Received 12/12/43).
03/05/45 Allotted AGS S/R (Transferred 22/05/45).
22/05/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R (Received 28/06/45).
11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
10/01/46 Placed in Category E Storage.
04/06/46 Authorised for W/O.
27/09/46 Allotted 1 Stores Depot.
26/11/47 Passed to DAP.
08/02/49 DAP action complete.
V1227 TT1   RAF History:
22/08/42 9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
08/01/42 Western A/W,
24/02/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
27/08/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
08/09/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
17/09/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
19/02/43 Received ANA Mascot awaiting part to incorporate.
19/03/43 Received 2AP ex ANA. Allotted 2BAGS ex ANA.
22/03/43 Received 2BAGS ex ANA.
07/12/43 Allotted 1AGS ex 2BGS (Received 20/12/43).
30/04/45 Placed into external store (Corroded awaiting allotment).
22/05/45 Transferred to AGS S/R.
22/05/45 Awaiting approval for conversion to components.
04/05/45 Allotted 1CRD ex AGS S/R (Issued 05/05/45).
11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
10/01/46 Placed in Category E Storage.
04/06/46 Authorised for W/O.
27/09/46 Allotted 1 Stores Depot.
26/11/47 Passed to DAP.
08/02/49 DAP action complete.
V1232 TT1   RAF History:
29/08/40 9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
13/06/41 8 Bombing & Gunnery School,
08/12/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
02/03/42 To RAAF
RAAF History:
25/05/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK ex 1 Air Park, Geelong.
12/06/42 Allotted 24 SQN ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton who are to carry out modification.
10/07/42 Issued 24 SQN ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton.
31/08/42 At Townsville Station.
14/09/42 U/S at SHQT.
14/09/42 Allotted 33 SQN ex SHQ Townsville.
05/09/42 Allotment cancelled. Allotted 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head ex SHQ Townsville.
28/09/42 U/S at 12 RSU.
08/10/42 Serviceability indefinite awaiting parts.
16/11/42 Issued 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head ex SHQ Townsville (Received 12/11/42).
14/02/43 Crashed Evans Head approx 1 mile N.E of aerodrome.
Aircraft dived into the round during air gunnery when on target towing exercise.

Drogue tow line possibly caught on tail plane during turn.
Crew P/O M.A. Tait (Pilot) and 414897 LAC N.J.H.Campbell (Drogue Operator) both killed.
15/02/42 Awaiting conversion to components.
Converted to components.
V1233 TT1   RAF History:
29/08/40 9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
20/08/41 Engine cut; belly landed Abersoch, 5m W of Penrhos, ROS,
05/01/42 LEP,
06/02/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
05/08/42 To RAAF
RAAF History:
15/03/43 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK,
15/03/43 E Store at 1 Air Park, Geelong,
07/03/43 Allotted 3 CF ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
29/03/43 C at 1 Air Park, Geelong,
06/04/43 Issued 3 Communications Flight ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
09/04/43 Engine failed after take off. Damage to aircraft not stated in signal.
2 miles west of Mascot aerodrome.
Aircraft functioned normally prior to and during take off. Engine ran smoothly and gave full power and revs on run up. On reaching height of approx 300 feet, engine lost all power and failed to respond to throttle movements although petrol pressure was noted to be normal. Pilot switched off, turned off petrol and carried out a forced landing with both wheels retracted in only clear space available.
Airframe hours 232 to 245.
Crew F/O C.A.Forrester
12/04/43 Allotted ANA Mascot ex 3 CF,
17/04/43 Received ANA Mascot ex 3 CF,
25/06/43 Repairs to Centre Section and fuselage,
02/07/43 Repairs to Centre Section and fuselage,
23/07/43 Repairs proceeding, Corrosion works,
06/08/43 Repairs proceeding,
13/08/43 Corrosion being removed,
10/08/43 Corrosion being removed,
24/08/43 Repairs to centre section, mainplanes and fuselage proceeding,
18/09/43 Work stopped, awaiting spares,
06/10/43 Allotted 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond ex ANA Mascot for conversion,
Converted to components.
V1235 TT1   RAF History:
09/09/40 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
18/10/40 To RAAF
RAAF History:
05/01/41 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK less mainplanes with Merlin III 7929,
06/03/41 Merlin III 7929 Allotted 1 Bombing & Gunnery School as spare,
16/03/41 to 26/12/41 G at 1 Air Park, Geelong,
21/01/42 Allotted 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
22/02/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
23/01/42 Issued 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
25/01/42 G at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
01/02/42 Under erection at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
09/02/42 G at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
19/02/42 Allotted SHQ Bankstown ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
23/02/42 E Store at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
04/03/42 Issued SHQ Bankstown ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
09/03/42 Received SHQ Bankstown ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
08/05/42 Allotted 1 Air Park, Geelong ex SHQ Bankstown,
11/05/42 E at SHQ Bankstown,
13/07/42 C at 2 AP,
04/09/42 Allotted 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head ex Bankstown,
30/09/42 To tow de Havilland Glider to Special Duties & Performance Flight Laverton,
05/10/42 Proceeding to 1 Air Depot, Laverton on route 1 Bombing & Gunnery School,
08/10/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond,
12/10/42 E store at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
14/10/42 Not to proceed to 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head but to remain in P.T. Flight, 1 Air Depot, Laverton.
To be used for towing duties with de Havilland Glider A57-1001.
12/01/43 Allotted GRS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton until 19 Jan for senior W/Op and Armament Officers Course,
15/01/43 Above allotment cancelled,
19/01/43 G at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
15/12/43 Accident to aircraft. Port wing tip and port flap bent,
28/08/43 Allotted 1 Operational Training Unit ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
09/09/43 Allotted 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton for towing gliders,
Allotted to 2 Air Observers School on completion to proceed to 1 Operational Training Unit ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
15/10/43 Estimated ready October 19th,
01/11/43 Issued 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
30/1043 Received 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
06/11/43 Aircraft not suitable towing attachment on arrival,
2 AD now to arrange ferrying of gliders,
2 AD now fitted satisfactory attachment,
26/11/43 Allotted 3 BAGS ex 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond for Target Towing,
26/11/43 Aircraft not available following gliders, L5134 allotted instead,
10/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
21/12/43 Received 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
03/01/44 Allotment to 1 Operational Training Unit cancelled,
04/09/44 G at AGS awaiting spares,
26/03/45 G at AGS 160 hourly,
03/05/45 Allotted AGS S/R ex U/E,
04/05/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R,
22/05/45 Transferred,
03/06/45 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R,
11/10/45
Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
10/01/46 Placed in Category E Storage.
04/06/46 Authorised for W/O.
27/09/46 Allotted 1 Stores Depot.
26/11/47 Passed to DAP.
08/02/49 DAP action complete.

Also noted as: Loaned to USAAC 7th Pursuit Squadron and HQ Flight of the 49th Pursuit Group at Bankstown for target towing duties in 1942/43.
V1237 TT1   RAF History:
09/10/40 5 Flying Training School,
01/11/40 9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
13/06/41 8 Bombing & Gunnery School,
18/11/41 27 MU, RAF Shawbury,
29/04/42 To RAAF
RAAF History:
09/09/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK,
14/09/42 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
09/11/42 Allotted 3 BAGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
10/11/42 Issued 3 BAGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
11/11/42 Received 3 BAGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
04/01/43 Kilmany 3 BAGS, forced landing, (To be confirmed),
08/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
12/12/43 Received 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
30/12/43 West Sale? AGS, Wheels up landing, (To be confirmed),
20/03/44 G at 1 AGS 240 Hourly,
03/05/45 Allotted AGS S/R ex U/E,
22/05/45 Transferred AGS S/R ex U/E,
04/05/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS,
21/06/45 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R,
11/10/45
Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
10/01/46 Placed in Category E Storage.
04/06/46 Authorised for W/O.
27/09/46 Allotted 1 Stores Depot.
01/10/46 Allotted Store Cat E,
26/11/47 Passed to DAP.
08/02/49 DAP action complete.
V1238 TT1   RAF History:
07/10/40 8 Flying Training School,
05/12/40 CGS,
12/03/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
29/06/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
28/08/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
13/09/42 To RAAF
RAAF History:
02/11/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK,
02/11/42 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
01/03/43 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
??/05/43 Allotted 3 BAGS ex 2 BAGS,
22/05/43 Received 3 BAGS ex 2 BAGS,
08/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
12/12/43 Received 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,

29/12/43 Ex AGS Forced Landing due to engine failure at West Sale,
Aircraft force landed with undercarriage retracted 8 miles S.W. from Seaspray towards Lake Albert at 1500 hours.
Probable cause - glycol leak.
Crew 422314 F/SGT J.F.Stuart. Pilot) and 128830 AC1 I.Downer. Both OK.
03/01/44 C at AGS,
12/03/45 E Store at AGS (Glycol Leak),
03/05/45 Allotted 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 Reserve,
24/06/45 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS Reserve,

11/10/45 Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
10/01/46 Placed in Category E Storage.
04/06/46 Authorised for W/O.
27/09/46 Allotted 1 Stores Depot.
01/10/46 Allotted Store Cat E,
26/11/47 Passed to DAP.
08/02/49 DAP action complete.
V1241 TT1  

RAF History:
06/09/40 9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
09/12/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
28/02/42 To RAAF
RAAF History:
14/09/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK, Awaiting erection,
09/11/41 Allotted 3 BS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
11/11/42 Received 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
02/03/43 Aircraft force landed on bad ground 2 miles north of Letts Beach at 0945 hours,
Failure of oil conceiton from engine caused partial blindness of pilot who in attempting forced landing, ran through fences and hit several trees.
Mainplanes, fuselage and undercarriage damaged.

Crew 413770 Sgt J.K. Hudson (Pilot) & 27319 Cpl L. Carpenter (Drogue Operator).
Airframe hours 193.
08/03/43 E Store at 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
12/03/43 Allotted to Ansetts ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
15/03/43 Awaiting conversion, (Perhaps the writer meant collection? - Brendan C)
19/03/43 Issued Ansetts ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
25/06/43 Repairs proceeding,
02/07/43 Fuselage repairs proceeding,
06/08/43 Assembly proceeding, engine installed,
13/08/43 Assembly proceeding, engine installed,
20/08/43 Assembly proceeding,
27/08/43 Airscrew fitted,
18/10/43 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex Ansetts, to Category E Storage,
25/10/43 Allotted 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
20/11/43 Issued 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
22/11/43 Received 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
07/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
20/12/43 Received 1 AGS ex 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Port Pirie,
21/05/44 E Storage at AGS.
03/05/45 Allotted AGS S/R ex AGS,
16/04/45 Issued and received AGS S/R ex AGS,
14/05/45 Held for disposal,
04/05/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R,
21/06/45 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R,
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
Category E,
03/04/46 Approval granted for destruction by fire.
Moved by truck from 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee 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 Battle V1241 
Ansett workshop Fairey Battles P6729 72 and L5594, L5595, V1209, V1241 & V1250 destroyed by fire 04-04-1946 Point Cook

V1242 TT1   RAF History:
06/09/40 9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
01/01/41 Belly landed in error, Penrhos,
Repaired on site,
10/02/42 LEP,
29/04/42 To RAAF
RAAF History:
10/09/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK for erection,
14/09/42 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
09/11/42 Allotted 3 BAGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
10/11/42 Issued 3 BAGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
11/11/42 Received 3 BAGS ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
04/09/43 Aircraft taxied into stationary Oxford BH739 (Battle damage negligible),
08/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
12/12/43 Received 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
05/04/44 Engine removed - Severely damaged.
Loosened pin to wing fairings.
Beyond repair of unit.
Suggest Allotment to 1 Air Depot, Laverton.
Swung after forced landing.
12/04/44 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS to be held pending decision whether repair to be effected.
17/04/44 G at AGS,
01/05/44 C at AGS,
15/05/44 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS,
10/02/45 Approval given for conversion to components.
V1243 TT1  

RAF History:
11/09/40 9 Bombing & Gunnery School,
22/06/41 1 AGS,
07/11/41 CGS,
12/03/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
07/10/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
10/10/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
08/11/42 To RAAF
RAAF History:
22/02/43 Received 1 Air Park, Geelong ex UK,
14/03/43 Allotted 1 Operational Training Unit ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
20/03/43 Issued 1 Operational Training Unit ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
21/03/43 Received 1 Operational Training Unit ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
05/01/44 Allotted 1 AGS ex 1 Operational Training Unit,
10/01/44 Issued  1 AGS ex 1 Operational Training Unit,
10/01/44 Received 1 AGS ex 1 Operational Training Unit,
15/01/45 240 Hourly inspection,
03/05/45 Allotted AGS S/R ex U/E,
22/05/45 Transferred AGS S/R ex U/E,

04/05/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS Reserve,
24/06/45 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS Reserve,
11/10/45
Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
10/01/46 Placed in Category E Storage.
04/06/46 Authorised for W/O.
27/09/46 Allotted 1 Stores Depot.
01/10/46 Allotted Store Cat E,
26/11/47 Passed to DAP.
08/02/49 DAP action complete.

V1250 TT1   RAF History:
24/09/40 10 Bombing & Gunnery School,
29/04/41 Fairey,
21/07/41 1 AGS,
31/10/41 2 Air Observers School,
07/01/41 47 MU, RAF Sealand,
13/03/42 To RAAF
RAAF History:
15/07/42 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
09/11/42 Allotted 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
10/11/42 Issued 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
11/11/42 Received 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Depot, Laverton,
21/03/43 Force landed due to complete engine failure. Airframe slightly damaged.
On Lake Reeve, 1 mile south west of Letts Beach Air Range at 0752 Hours.
Crew 412226 SGT A, Proudfoot (Pilot), 16355 LAC Leenon. Both OK.
08/12/43 Allotted & received 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
26/03/44 Grounded at AGS. Engine change,
03/05/45 Allotted AGS S/R,
22/05/45 Transferred to AGS S/R,
04/08/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R,
06/08/45 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R,
02/08/45 Received 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS S/R,
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 category E,
03/04/46 Approval granted for destruction by fire.

Moved by truck from 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee 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 Battle V1250 
Lake Reeve 1 mile SW of Letts Beach Air Range 
21-03-1943 Fairey Battles P6729 72 and L5594, L5595, V1209, V1241 & V1250 destroyed by fire 04-04-1946 Point Cook

V1270 TT1   RAF History:
05/10/40 10 Bombing & Gunnery School,
31/12/41 10 Air Observers School,
31/01/42 2 Operational Training Unit,
05/05/42 10 OAFU Engine cut; belly landed on approach , Southerness point, Kirkcudbright;
15/05/42 Struck Of Charge, 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
20/12/42 LEP,
21/01/43 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
09/03/43 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
26/04/43 Received 1 Air Depot, Laverton ex UK,
19/06/43 Allotted 1 Operational Training Unit ex 1 Air Park, Geelong, aircraft fitted for towing,
01/07/43 Received 1 Operational Training Unit ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
04/01/44 Allotted 1 AGS ex 1 Operational Training Unit,
13/01/44 Issued 1 AGS ex 1 Operational Training Unit,
12/01/44 Received 1 AGS ex 1 Operational Training Unit,
20/03/44 240 Hourly inspection,
28/08/44 240 Hourly inspection,
??/05/45 Allotted AGS S/R ex U/E,
22/05/45 Transferred AGS S/R ex U/E,
04/05/45 Allotted 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS Storage,
24/06/45 Issued 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS Storage,
1/10/45
Recommended to be offered for disposal through Commonwealth Disposals Commission.
20/12/45 Approval granted for disposal.
10/01/46 Placed in Category E Storage.
04/06/46 Authorised for W/O.
27/09/46 Allotted 1 Stores Depot.
01/10/46 Allotted Store Cat E,
26/11/47 Passed to DAP.
08/02/49 DAP action complete.
V1271 TT1   RAF History:
27/09/40 10 Bombing & Gunnery School,
21/12/41 10 Air Observers School,
30/04/42 Southern A/C,
01/06/42 18 MU, RAF Tinwald Downs,
29/10/42 Undercarriage jammed, belly landed, Dumfries, ROS,
14/12/42 LEP,
15/12/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
12/0/43 Awaiting erection at 1 Air Park, Geelong fitted with Merlin III,
19/04/43 E Store at 1 Air Park, Geelong,
10/05/43 Allotted 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
14/05/43 Issued 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
19/05/43 Received 3 Bombing & Gunnery School ex 1 Air Park, Geelong,
24 or 27/10/43 Accident to aircraft, forced landing after engine failure, 4 mile SE of Woodside,
Airframe hours 451.05,
Crew 10973 F/SGT A.Watt (Pilot), 145560 AC1 R.F.Sly. Both OK.
08/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
12/12/43 Received 1 AGS ex 3 Bombing & Gunnery School,
03/01/44 Grounded at 1 AGS,
11/01/44 Request allotment for major repairs,
17/01/44 Grounded at 1 AGS,
13/03/44 Issued to 1 Central Recovery Depot, Werribee ex AGS,
24/01/45 Delivered to (unreadable on card),
Converted to components.
V1277 TT1   RAF History:
10/10/40 7 Bombing & Gunnery School,
26/01/42 38 MU, RAF Little Rissington,
02/05/42 Rosenfield,
27/07/42 215 MU, Locharbriggs,
13/08/42 3 Packed Aircraft Transit Pool,
17/08/42 To RAAF.
RAAF History:
13/11/42 Being Assembled at ANA Mascot,
27/11/42 Assembly proceeding,
14/12/42 Received 2 AP ex ANA Mascot,
14/12/42 Allotted 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head ex 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond,
15/12/42 Issued 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head ex 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond,
21/12/42 Received 1 Bombing & Air Gunnery School, Evans Head ex 2 Aircraft Depot, Richmond,
07/12/43 Allotted 1 AGS ex 1 Bombing & Gunnery School,
13/12/43 Received 1 AGS ex 1 Bombing & Gunnery School,
07/08/44 Repaired glycol leak,
03/05/45 Allotted AGS S/R,
22/05/45 Transferred to AGS S/R,
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 Allotted 1 Stores Depot,
01/10/46 Store Cat E,
20/12/46 Offered DAP for disposal,
Authorised for Write Off,
27/11/47 File passed to DAP,
08/02/49 Action completed.
 
     

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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