English light bomber Fairey Battle in flight.
By the beginning of World War II, the Fairey Battle bomber was already out of date: weak armament and lack of reservation. However, the RAF continued to use it. English squadrons equipped with “Fairey Battle” suffered serious losses during the French campaign in 1940: about 230 aircraft of this type were lost.
The last period of use of Fairey Battle by the British in combat operations dates back to the end of 1941.
“Fairey Battle” showed itself well as a training aircraft during World War II. They were used by schools of pilots, scorers and shooters, training units, and various auxiliary units.