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westland Wessex HAS.1


c/n wa 75


This model is a version of wessex

1962 to 1982



   

   


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ID
    united kingdom XP142
    Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA075, f/f: 18/06/1962
del Royal Navy as XP142, 02/07/1962
conv HAS.3, unk
w/o 21/05/1982
to A2720, FAAM, Yeovilton, Somerset, unk.
    united kingdom XP142
    Fleet Air Arm
HAS.1 845Sq/J-A by Aug 1962, 845Sq/J-B by Jun 1964, (Anti-submarine fit), then 706 Sq/574-CU by Dec 1966.
    united kingdom XP142
    Fleet Air Arm
westland Wessex HAS.3
conv to HAS.3 by Sep 1967 complete by Jul 1969. 814 Sq/270-H by Nov 1969, 706 Sq/570 by Jan 1971, 737 Sq Hampshire Flt/402-HA by Sep 1975, 737 Sq Fife Flt/404-FF by Jun 1976, 737 Sq HQ Flt/663-PO by Apr 1981, 737 Sq 100 Antrim Flt/406-AN "Humphrey" by Mar 1982.
    united kingdom XP142
    Fleet Air Arm
Fortuna Glacier ( 22-apr-82 )
Operation Paraquat
HAS.3 led insertion of Special Forces as 737 Sq/406-AN, onto South Georgia on 21 Apr 1982 and recovered them on 22 Apr from Fortuna Glacier in several flights, after the other Wessex crashed during appalling weather conditions.
    united kingdom XP142
    Fleet Air Arm
off King Edward Point ( 25-apr-82 )
Operation Paraquat
as 737 Sq/406-AN, attacked and damaged ARA Santa Fe outside Grytviken, South Georgia.


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