Fairey Battle

 

 

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The following information is taken from the AM Form 78 Movement Cards. The details are in the following order ; Serial –Date taken on Charge – Transferred To – Date.

Note I have included where possible the individual aircraft code letter. These codes are taken from various sources including Log-Books-Photographs and official 218 Documents. Those marked Blue I have the AM Form 78 in my collection. Click on the  serial range to be taken to the AM Form 78 Movement Cards.  Click here to view a selection of No.218 (B) Squadron Battles in France.

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FAIREY BATTLE Mk.I

Delivered by Fairey between May 1937 and May 1938

Contract 424738/35, Built Stockport.

K Serial Range Part 1

K7647 17.01.1938 To No.185 Sqdn, 10.10.1938
K7651 20.01.1938 To No.185 Sqdn, 10.10.1938
K7652 20.01.1938 Engine cut, Bellylanded, Upper Hayford, 29.03.1938, ROS To No.46 Sqdn .02.1939
K7653 21.01.1938 To No.185 Sqdn, 10.10.1938
K7654  24.01.1938 To No.185 Sqdn 12.10.1938  HA-O
K7655  26.01.1938 To No.185 Sqdn 10.10.1938 HA-F
K7656 26.01.1938 To No.185 Sqdn 12.10.1938
K7657 27.01.1938 U/C failed to lock and collapsed on landing, Boscombe Down, 27.08.1938. To 1139  at EWS 01.10.1938
K7658  31.01.1938 To No.185 Sqdn 10.10.1938  HA-J
K7659 31.01.1938 To No.185 Sdn 11.10.1938
K7660  (L) 31.01.1938 To No.185 Sqdn 10.10.1938  HA-L
K7661 03.02.1938 U/C jammed, bellylanded Boscombe Down, 18.05.1938 at 08.00hrs
K7663  (N) 10.02.1938 To No.185 Sqdn, 10.10.1938 HA-N
K7664  (O) 10.02.1938 To No.185 Sqdn, 11.10.1938  HA-O
K7665  (P) 10.02.1938 To No.185 Sqdn, 10.10.1938  HA-P
K7666  (Q) 10.02.1938 To No.185 Sqdn 10.10.1938  HA-Q

FAIREY BATTLE Mk.I

Delivered By Fairey Between May 1938 and February 1939
Contract 522745/36, Built Stockport

K Serial Range Part 2

K9251 10.10.1938 Presumed abandoned France June 1940 Via No.185 Sqdn
K9252 11.10.1938 Ran into bad weather on navex, crashed 40 miles N Dijon, 01.03.1940.Abandoned. Via No.185 Sqdn
K9253 11.10.1938 Bellylanded in error, Boscombe Down, 15.08.1939 Via No.185 Sqdn
K9254 11.10.1938 No.1 Salvage Section 17.01.1940. Via No.185 Sqdn
K9255 11.10.1938 To No.6 MU, 05.03.1940 Via No.185 Sqdn
K9256 11.10.1938 No.2 Salvage Section, 07.03.1940 Via No.185 Sqdn
K9260 11.10.1938 Overshot landing at night, Boscombe Down, 11.04.1939, to 1472M, 02.05.1939. Via 185 Sqdn
K9273  (SV-R) 11.10.1938 Presumed lost in France May 1940.  HA-T-R Via No.185 Sqdn
K9323 10.10.1938 To No.150 Sqdn Via No.185 Sqdn
K9324  10.10.1938 To No.10 MU, 07.03.1940  HA-B Via No.185 Sqdn
K9325 10.10.1938 HA-D Via No.185 Sqdn.  Shot Down 11th May 1940
K9326 10.10.1938 To No.6 MU, 12.04.1940 Via No.185 Sqdn
K9327 10.10.1938 Damaged in force landing, Monchy, 10.01.1940, ROS. Hit by K9329 while landing at Auberive, 23.01.1940. No.2 Salvage Section, 29.01.1940. Abandoned France June 1940 Via No.185 Sqdn
K9328 10.10.1938 Hit pylon during low-level practice, crashed Carlton, 10m NW of Bedford, 11.08.1939 Via No.185 Sqdn
K9329 10.10.1938 Collided with K9327 on landing due to flap failure, Auberive, 23.01.1940. No.2 Section Salvage Section, 29.01.1940, abandoned May 1940. Via No.185 Sqdn
K9353  20.10.1938 Hit by Flak, crashed near Sensenruth 12th May 1940.  HA-J Shot Down 12th May 1940.
K9354 24.10.1938 To No.98 Sqdn, 30.11.1939
K9355 24.10.1938 To 8 MU, 02.03.1940
K9356 26.10.1938 Lost wing during dive. Crashed near Auberive, 13.11.1939. No.2 Salvage Section. S.O.C 27.01.1940
K9357 26.10.1938 Crashed during forced landing, 3m WNW of Soissons, Aisne, 12.01.1940. No.2 Salvage Section, 20.01.1940, 21 AD 10.03.1940. Abandoned June 1940
K9384 17.11.1938 Linton-on-Ouse, 27.09.1940

FAIREY BATTLE Mk.I

Delivered by Austin Between October 1938 and August 1940
Contract 540408/36, Austins, Longbridge

L Serial Range 

L5192 11.03.1940 Presumed lost in France May 1940.  HA-P Via No.88 Sqdn
L5193 05.07.1939 To 22 MU 14.09.1939, No.301 Sqdn 30.08.1940
L5194 03.07.1939 To 22 MU 18.09.1940, 47 MU 09.11.1940
L5195 03.07.1939 To 22 MU, 14.09.1939, to 19 MU 28.05.1941
L5196 05.07.1939 To 22 MU 19.09.1939
L5197 03.07.1939 To No.35 Sqdn, 24.10.1939
L5198 12.07.1939 To 22 MU 14.09.1939
L5199 03.07.1939 To 22 MU 14.09.1939
L5200 14.07.1939 Abington, 30.11.1939
L5201 10.07.1939 To 22 MU, 17.09.1939
L5202 03.07.1939 To No.35 Sqdn, 24.10.1939
L5203 12.07.1939 To No.35 Sqdn 24.10.1939
L5232 04.03.1940 Via No.15 Sqdn.  Shot Down 14th May 1940.
L5235 Unknown HA-W Via No.15 Sqdn.  Shot Down 14th May 1940
L5237 30.11.1939 To No.150 Sqdn, 21.05.1940
L5245 03.05.1940 To 1 Salvage Section, 19.04.1940 Via No.40 Sqdn
L5402 05,1940 Damaged by ground fire near Luxembourg, 10th May 1940 Via No.27 MU
L5422 Via No.88 Sqdn.  Shot Down 14th May 1940
L5514 15.05.1940 To No.103 Sqdn, 18.05.1940
L5579 13.05.1940 To No.150 Sqdn, 14.05.1940 Via A.A.S.F

FAIREY BATTLE Mk.I

Delivered by Fairey between June and October 1939.
Contract No 768880/38, Built Stockport

P Serial Range

P2183 30.11.1939 Damaged ground fire and crashed, Nouvion-sur-Meuse, 12th May 1940 Via 1 Salvage Section.  Shot Down 12th May 1940
P2189 05.03.1940 Presumed lost in France June 1940 Via A.A.S.F
P2192 12.03.1940 Presumed lost France, June 1940.  HA-E Via A.A.S.F
P2201 06.03.1940 Via A.A.S.F.  Shot Down 20th April 1940
P2202 10.10.1939 To No.88 Sqdn, 11.10.1939 Via No.105 Sqdn
P2203 17.01.1940 Via Abington, 30.11.1939.  Shot Down 11th May 1940
P2249 26.01.1940 S.O.C 31st May 1940 Via A.A.S.F. Shot Down May 11th 1940 HA-U
P2315 18.05.1940 To No.103 Sqdn, 21.05.1940 Via A.A.S.F
P2324 20.04.1940 Via 6 RSU.  Shot Down 14th May 1940
P2326 19.04.1940 Via 6 RSU.  Shot Down 11 May 1940. Abandoned
P2360 13.05.1940 Via A.A.S.F.  Shot Down 14th May 1940

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