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SA341C Gazelle HT.2

in united kingdom Fleet Air Arm


Del'd: 40 - 1973 to 1997






SA341C Gazelle HT.2 Fleet Air Arm
Peter Mitrovitch


History of this Model in this Organisation:

The SA341C was the Royal Navy training version powered by an Astazou IIIN engine and built by Westland at Yeovil (up to c/n 1418) and Weston-Super-Mare (c/n 1746 onwards). They served with 705 Naval Air Squadron at Culdrose. The Gazelle fleet was disposed of after the formation of the joint Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) at RAF Shawbury in 1997



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Units with this Model in this Organisation:

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1975/97705 squadron RAF Shawbury
RNAS Culdrose



Roles of this Model in this Organisation:

Roles
trainer - basic




Construction Numbers of this Model in this Organisation: Help Us    

C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    1007 1972     XW845: RN HT.2 built by Westland; 18jun89 pictured as /CU-47 with +
- G-ZELE: ex RN XW845; Elwick near Hartlepool; 17sep05 seen at Y+
    1033 1973     XW853: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul91 705sqd/CU-53; to ci+
- G-SWWM: May03-Jul11

- G-IBNH: from Jul11
    1045 1973     XW854: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 1979 705sqd/CU-546; 1994 +
- G-CBSD: London Helicopters Centres Ltd Jun02-Sep05; Mexsky Ltd +

- G-TIZZ: private UK, Sep09-Feb11

Falcon Aviation Ltd G-TIZZ: Falcon Aviation Flying Group Feb11-Nov12

- RA-2013G: Russia
    1078 1973     XW856: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul79 705sqd/CU-547; 1994+
- G-GAZL: ex RN XW856; ex G-CBBY; based at Truro
    1081 1973     XW857: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul79 705sqd /CU-555; Au+
16may88 pictured (top) as 705Sqd /CU-55 at RNAS Portland
24jul96 pictured (bot) as 705Sqd /CU-55 at RNAS Culdrose Air+
- G-CBSB: London Helicopters Centres Ltd Jun02-Apr04

Flying Machinery Ltd Apr04-Dec06

- G-LEDR: private Dec06-Apr07

private Malaga, Spain from Apr07

Aug14 flew into Newark air museum, Winthorpe, UK
    1091 1973     XW859: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 705 Sqd; w/o 13jun77 coll+
    1100 1973     XW860: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul79 705sqd/CU-544; Aug8+
    1102 1973     XW861: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul79 705sqd/CU-559; to G+
- G-BZFJ: ex RN XW861
    1114 1973     XW863: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul79 705sqd/CU-542; Aug+
08jun91 705Sqn./CU-543 flying display
British Army XW863: 02jul11, not confirmed but pictured taken at Fairoaks i+

- XW863: Farnborough Air Sciences Trust on loan since 11jun13
    1116 1973     XW864: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland, f/f 14Sep73, d/d 02Oct7+
28Jun81 RIAT airshow at RAF Grrenham Common as /CU.(5)54 of +
16May88 pictured with 705 Squadron at RNAS Portland. On back+
06Sep89 Alan Mann Helicopters - Fairoaks for respray; 20Sep8+
13+14jun92 705Sqn./CU-54 SHARKS
21May97 to RAF Shawbury for Storage; 17Oct02 delivered by ro+
    1128 1973     XW867: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 705sqd/CU-556; w/o 22may7+
    1130 1973     XW868: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul79 705sqd/CU-550; 1990+
- G-CBKD: ex RN XW868
    1148 1973     XW871: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; to G-CBSC
- G-CBSC: ex RN G-CBSC; to Ukraine as GL-0077
    1150 1973     XW884: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; d/d 17jan74; Jul79 705sqd+
16May88 pictured as /CU-(5)41 of 705 Squadron visiting RNAS +
13+14jun92 705Sqn./CU-541 SHARKS
MW Helicopters G-BZDV: MW Helicopters Mar00-Jul01, ex RN XW884, to 3D-HXL

- 3D-HXL: Swaziland Jul01-Feb02

MW Helicopters G-BZDV: MW Helicopters Feb02-Jan06

- G-BZDV: from Jan06
    1157 1974     XW886: RN Gazelle HT.2 buit by Westland; Jul79 705sqd/CU-548; Aug85+
18jun89 pictured as /CU-48 with 705 Sqd (The Sharks display +
    1158 1974     XW887: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul79 705sqd/CU-557; to c+
- G-CBFD: ex RN XW887; w/o 18nov03
    1161 1974     XW890: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul79 705sqd/CU-553; pres+
    1163 1974     XW891: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul79 705sqd/CU-549; w/o +
    1173 1974     XW894: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul79 705sqd/CU-552; 1994+
- G-BZOS: ex RN XW894; w/o 14jul02
    1174 1974     XW895: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul79 705sqd/CU-551; 1990+
- G-BXZD: ex RN XW895; based Babcary; to Ukranie
    1216 1974     XW907: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Aug85 705sqd/CU-40 Sharks+
13+14jun92 705Sqn./CU-548 SHARKS
- G-DFKI: ex RN XW907; ex G-BZOT
    1299 1975     XX391: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul79 705sqd/CU-556; 1994+
- ZK-HTB: ex RN XX391
    1317 1975     XX397: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; Jul79 705sqd/CU-543; w/o +
    1358 1975     XX410: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 705sqd/CU-558; w/o 12may7+
    1367 1975     XX415: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 705sqd /CU-559; w/o 13jun+
    1382 1975     XX431: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; CU-43 shark cammo; Jul93+
16may88 pictured as /CU-43 705Sqd at RNAS Portland
05jun94 unit ? code VL Flypast Portsmouth harbour
Jan13 preserved./CU-43
    1402 1976     XX436: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 1994 705sqd/CU-39; to civ+
- G-CBSE: London Helicopter Centres Ltd Jun02-Apr04; Flying Machi+

- G-ZZLE: Estates UK Ltd Apr05-Apr14

Gazelle Squadron Flying Group from Apr14, Royal Marine+
    1418 1976     XX441: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 13+14jun92 705Sqn./CU-538+
RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 2001 to civ ZK-HBH New +
- ZK-HBH: ex RN XX441
    1436 1976     XX446: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; to civ ZK-HTF, Christchur+
16may88 pictured as /CU-57 705Sqd at RNAS Portland
- ZK-HTF: Aero Enterprises, NZ 2001, ex RN XX446
    1450 1976     XX451: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 705 Sqd /CU-558 RAF Shawb+
    1746 1978     XZ937: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland f/f 18aug78, d/d 25sep78
Royal Air Force XZ937: Not used by RN. Conv to Gazelle HT.3 and del to RAF.

participated in 4th WHC, coded 02

MW Helicopters G-CBKA: MW Helicopters Feb02-Oct07

- G-CBKA: private from Oct07
    1747 1978     XZ938: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 1990 705sqd/CU-45; 1994 7+
    1750 1978     XZ939: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland. ; 1994 ETPS
June 2011 still with ETPS at MOD Boscombe Down
    1757 1978     XZ940: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 20jun93 with RAF as O/ 2+
- G-CBBV: ex XZ940

- UR-MANN: ex XZ940; ex G-CBBV; w/o 26dec10
    1758 1978     XZ941: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; to 9301M at G.I. BDRF St +
    1761 1978     XZ942: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 705sqd/CU-42; instructi+
    1923 1982     ZB646: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 1996 705sqd/CU-59 shark t+
- G-CBGZ: ex ZB646
    1924 1982     ZB647: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 1990 705sqd/CU-59; 17jul9+
13+14jun92 705Sqn./CU-59 SHARKS
Falcon Aviation Ltd G-CBSF: London Helicopter Centres Ltd Jun02-Jul03, ex ZB647; Ju+

- G-CBSF: Jan.2012 owned by Robs Lamplough at Manor Farm East Gar+
    2011 1982     ZB648: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 705sqd/CU-540; w/o 18mar9+
ff 11 Jan 1984, to RNAY Wroughton storage. 705 Sq/537-CU, 70+
    2012 1982     ZB649: RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 13+14jun92 unknown squadr+
RN Gazelle HT.2 built by Westland; 1994 705sqd/CU-43; to civ+
- G-SIVJ: ex ZB649
    40 C/N found in this Organisation





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