Westland Wessex HU.5

This model is a version of wessex

c/n wa155

Year 1963

Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa155 Register XS481 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1963. Aircraft history

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united kingdom XS481
Fleet Air Arm
RN Wessex HU.5 f/f 28dec63, d/d 12dec63
united kingdom XS481
Fleet Air Arm
UK Farnborough ( 16-sep-68 )
displayed at SBAC Farnborough Airshow 16-22sep68 coded T of 845NAS
united kingdom XS481
Fleet Air Arm
848Sq /C-B by 1969
707Sq /WZ-CU by Sep71
707Sq /WZ-VL by Sep73 still Aug76
771Sq /522-CU by Jul79
Pres. SYAM, Firbeck by Jun 1998 still Feb00
To Aeroventure, Doncaster by Mar06
united kingdom XS481
Fleet Air Arm
771 Sq/522 on station with Sea King XZ591, off Gribbin Head (c 5nm SW of Fowey) for recovery of Fuji FA.200 G-BEUB, which had crashed into the sea while photographing competitiors in the Tall Ships Race on 30 Jul 1979.

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