Aircraft of the BCATP
At the beginning of the war, the Battle saw service as a light day bomber but was soon found to be too slow, vulnerable and under-gunned for air warfare in World War II. Those surviving were reallocated to training duties, 739 serving in Canada as trainers. Most were used for bombing and gunnery training, with a small number equipped as target tugs. Some had the rear cockpit replaced with a Bristol turret for gunnery training.