Westland Wessex HAS.1

This model is a version of wessex

c/n wa255

Year 1965 to 1974

Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa255 Register XS875 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history

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united kingdom XS875
Fleet Air Arm
Westland HAS.1, c/n WA255, f/f: ?
del Royal Navy as XS875, 06/01/1966
w/o 03/1974
to Brize Norton fire dump 09/1976
perished 1978.
united kingdom XS875
Fleet Air Arm
w/o 07sep74 off north Scotland on taking-off from HMS Ark Royal (R09)
united kingdom XS875
Fleet Air Arm
737Sq/527-PO by Feb 1966
737Sq Hampshire Flt/402-HA by Mar 1968 still Jun 1968
Culdrose store Jan 1970
706Sq/573 by Jul 1970
771Sq by Mar 1971
Ark Royal SAR Flt/047-R by May 1973, crashed on deck and fell over side 7 Sep 1974 recovered by airlift to Lossiemouth
RNAY Fleetlands Dec 1974 for spares recovery
to Brize Norton by Oct 1976 scr. 1978.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1974

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