Del'd: 135 - 1955 to 1981





Royal Air Force whirlwind

The Whirlwind HAR.2 first entered RAF service in Feb 1955 with 22 Squadron, alongside its Sycamores. Used for Tactical Transport and Search and Rescue operations in the UK and overseas. The HAR.4 was an improved HAR.2, for hot and high operations. The Queen's Flight used a converted HAR.2 from Spring 1958, followed by a pair of HCC.8s and then the HCC.12 until Dec 1967. The more powerful Whirlwind HAR.10 was introduced in Nov 1961 with 225 Squadron. The last Whirlwind HAR.10 retired from 202 Squadron in Nov 1981, after the unit had begun to convert to the Sea King HAR.3.



The Whirlwind HAR 10 continiued in RAF service with 84 Squadron in both the SAR role (A Flight) and the UN support role (B Flight) until final withdrawal of the type on 1st March 1982.


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Units

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1972/8284 squadronCY RAF Akrotiri
CY Nicosia (Lefkosia)
1970/8132 (the royal) squadron RAF Northolt
1969/701564 Flt
1968/7228 squadronHK Kai Tak
1964/81202 squadronBrawdy
RAF Coltishall
RAF Boulmer
RAF Lossiemouth
RAF Leconfield
RAF Leuchars
RAF Coltishall
Acklington
Thorney Island
1964/67SAR Flight, KhormaksarYE Khormaksar / Aden International
1964/661310 FltGY Timehri Airport
RAF Odiham
1963/72103 squadronSG Tengah Air Base
SG Changi International Airport
MY Butterworth
SG Seletar
CY Nicosia (Lefkosia)
1963/721563 FltCY RAF Akrotiri
CY Nicosia (Lefkosia)
1963/71110 squadronSG Changi International Airport
SG Seletar
MY Butterworth
1962/71230 squadronRAF Odiham
RAF Wittering
RAF Odiham
MY Labuan
DE Gütersloh
RAF Odiham
1961/65225 squadronMY Kuching
SG Seletar
RAF Odiham
1960/62225 squadronRAF Odiham
Andover
1959/64228 squadronRAF Coltishall
RAF Leuchars
RAF Leconfield
Acklington
Norwich / Horsham St. Faith
1959/60110 squadronMY Butterworth
MY Simpang
1959275 squadronJHCFS Aldergrove
RAF Leconfield
Acklington
RAF Leuchars
Norwich / Horsham St. Faith
1958/69queens flightRAF Benson
1958/59217 squadronNewquay Cornwall Airport (RAF St Mawgan)
1957/581360 (helicopter) flightNewquay Cornwall Airport (RAF St Mawgan)
19571439 Flt
1955/8122 squadronRAF Leconfield
RAF Leuchars
Kent International / Manston
Brawdy
Thorney Island
RAF Coltishall
Thorney Island
Kent International / Manston
RMB Chivenor
Newquay Cornwall Airport (RAF St Mawgan)
RAF Valley
Thorney Island
1955/59JEHUAndover
AAC Middle Wallop
1955/581362 FltAU Maralinga
1955155 squadronMY Simpang
1954/59155 squadronMY Simpang
? to ?2FTSRAF Shawbury
RAF Tern Hill

Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    wa352 har10 1961     XP332: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA352, ff: 04Nov61; del Royal+
    wa353 har10 1961     XP333: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA353, ff: 15Nov61; del Royal+
    wa354 har10 1961     XP338: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA354, ff: 27Nov61; del Royal+
    wa355 har10 1961     XP339: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA355, ff: 06Dec61; del Royal+
- XP339: to Bomber County Aviation Museum (Cleethorpes) Oct 1984

to Museum für Luftfahrt und Technik, Wernigerode Jun 1+
    wa356 har10 1961     XP340: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA356, ff: 20Dec61; del Royal+
    wa357 har10 1962     XP341: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA357, ff: 10Jan62; del Royal+
    wa358 har10 1962     XP342: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA358, ff: 19Jan62; del Royal+
    wa359 har10 1962     XP343: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA359, ff: 23Jan62; del Royal+
    wa360 har10 1962     XP344: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA360, ff: 19Jan62; del Royal+
    wa361 har10 1962     XP345: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA361, ff: 24Jan62; del Royal+
    wa362 har10 1962     XP346: RAF; 1978 202Sqn.
- XP346: pres. Long Marston by Jun 2005 still Jul 2013.

All Things Wild, Honeybourne. Part of the play park.
    wa363 har10 1962     XP347: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA363, ff: 08Feb62; del Royal+
    wa364 har10 1962     XP348: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA364, ff: 09Feb62; del Royal+
    wa365 har10 1962     XP349: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA365, ff: 15Feb62; del Royal+
    wa366 har10 1962     XP350: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA366, ff: 21Feb62; del Royal+
Flambards Experience XP350: To Cornwall Aero Park 2 Mar 1982, still Aug 1986, still+
    wa367 har10 1962     XP351: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA367, ff: 22Feb62; del Royal+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XP351: to MoD(PE) 30 Nov 1972 for trials until May 1973.
    wa368 har10 1962     XP352: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA368, ff: 19Feb62; del Royal+
    wa369 har10 1962     XP353: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA369, ff: 20Mar62; del Royal+
    wa370 har10 1962     XP354: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA370, ff: 23Mar62; del Royal+
    wa371 har10 1962     XP355: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA371, ff: 28Mar62; del Royal+
- G-BEBC: Milard Car Services Ltd, London reg 25Jun76; canc as P+

- XP355: 04Mar11 pictured preserved at the City of Norwich Aviat+
    wa372 har10 1962     XP356: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA372, ff: 09Apr62; del Royal+
    wa373 har10 1962     XP357: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA373, ff 18Apr62; del Royal +
    wa374 har10 1962     XP358: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA374, ff: 19Apr62; del Royal+
    wa375 har10 1962     XP359: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA375, ff: 25Apr62; del Royal+
    wa376 har10 1962     XP360: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA376, ff: 08May62; del Royal+
    wa377 har10 1962     XP361: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA377, ff: 08May62; del Royal+
    wa378 har10 1962     XP362: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA378, ff: 15May62; del Royal+
    wa379 har10 1962     XP363: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA379, ff: 21May62; del Royal+
    wa380 har10 1962     XP392: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA380(1), ff: 01Jun62; w/o 20+
    wa381 har10 1962     XP393: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA381, ff: 05Jun62; del Royal+
    wa382 har10 1962     XP394: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA382, ff: 08Jun62; del Royal+
    wa383 har10 1962     XP395: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA383, ff: 20Jun62; del Royal+
    wa384 har10 1962     XP396: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA384, ff: 22Jun62; del Royal+
    wa385 har10 1962     XP397: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA385, ff: 05Jul62; del Royal+
    wa386 har10 1962     XP398: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA386, ff: 18Jul62; del Royal+
- XP398: pres. Gatwick Aviation Museum by Mar 1996, still Aug 20+
    wa387 har10 1962     XP399: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA387, ff: 21Jul62; del Royal+
    wa388 har10 1962     XP400: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA388, ff: 24Jul62; del Royal+
    wa389 har10 1962     XP401: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA389, ff: 27Aug62; del Royal+
    wa390 har10 1962     XP402: 230 Sq/X by Jun 1965, crashed in harbour at Labuan on 3 Jul +
    wa391 har10 1962     XP403: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA391, ff: 12Sep62; del Royal+
    wa392 har10 1962     XP404: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA392, ff: 24Sep62; del Royal+
    wa393 har10 1962     XP405: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA393, ff: 26Oct62; del Royal+
    wa403 har10 1962     XR453: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA403, ff: 15Nov62; del Royal+
    wa404 har10 1962     XR454: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA404, ff: 21Nov62; del Royal+
    wa405 har10 1962     XR455: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA405, ff: 21Nov62; del Royal+
    wa406 har10 1962     XR456: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA406, ff: 09Dec62; del Royal+
    wa407 har10 1962     XR457: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA407, ff: 19Dec62; del Royal+
    wa408 har10 1962     XR458: Westland WS-55 Whirlwind c/n WA408, f/f:28Dec62; del Royal A+
- XR458: Allens Metals scrap yard, Irthlingborough by Mar17
    wa409 har10 1963     XR477: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA409, ff: 12Jan63; del Royal+
    wa410 har10 1963     XR478: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA410, ff: 24Jan63; del Royal+
    wa411 har10 1963     XR479: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA411, ff: 11Feb63; del Royal+
    wa412 har10 1963     XR480: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA412, ff: 22Feb63; del Royal+
    wa413 har10 1963     XR481: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA413, ff: 07Mar63; del Royal+
    wa414 har10 1963     XR482: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA414, ff: 18Mar63; del Royal+
    wa415 har10 1963     XR483: 103Sq/X by Jul 1964 (SAR fit).
- N2979G: wfu & sold Utah County, Utah, USA as N2979G, unk.
    wa416 har10 1963     XR484: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA416, ff: 10Apr63; del Royal+
    wa417 har10 1963     XR485: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA417, ff: 30May63; del Royal+
- XR485: Preserved at Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum since +
    wa418 hcc.12 1964     XR486: Westland Whirlwind HCC.12, c/n WA418, ff: 06May64; del Royal+
Her Majesty's Government G-RWWW: sold Derek Jones, UK as G-RWWW, unk.; donated to the He+
    wa419 hcc.12 1964     XR487: Westland Whirlwind HCC.12, c/n WA419, ff: 26Mar64; del Royal+
    wa380 har10 1962     XS412: Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA380(2), ff: 08Oct62; del Ro+


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