westland wessex

in united kingdom Fleet Air Arm


Del'd: 250 - 1961 to 1988






wessex Fleet Air Arm

History of this Model in this Organisation:

Produced at Yeovil from late 1959, the Wessex HAS.1 was the major RN ASW platform between 1961 and 1967. It was last used in the ASW role May 1969. It remained in the training role at RNAS Culdrose until 9 Aug 1979. Excluding prototypes, 136 HAS.1s ordered, with a few completed on the line as HAS.3. 94 HAS.1s were either not converted or not available to be (eg wfu or w/o).

The Wessex HU.5 was a development of the HAS.1, replacing its single Gazelle engine with a pair of coupled Gnome turbines The HU.5 introduced the AS.12 wire guided, anti-ship missle and GPMG door guns. In 1964, the more powerful Wessex HU.5 replaced the HAS.1 as a Commando Support Helicopter. The HU.5 was itself replaced by the Sea King HC.4 between Dec 1979 - Oct 1986 as a Commando Support Helicopter. The HU.5 was re-tasked for Search and Rescue operations and was eventually withdrawn from RN service on 31 Mar 1988.

The Wessex HAS.3 was a much improved ASW aircraft over the HAS.1. It featured a 1600shp Gazelle Mk 165 engine with a much safer, compressed air starting system, the Type 195 sonar, a better Flight Control System and an external radome (the Camel's Hump) behind the rotor head. Some were on the line as HAS.1s and completed as HAS.3s. In total 42 HAS.1 conversions at Yeovil between 1966 and 1969 (?), excluding the 3 prototypes. The Wessex HAS.3 was in front-line service between Aug 1967 and Dec 1972, when it was replaced by the Sea King HAS.1 in the ASW role. Two were still in use on County Class Destroyers (HMS Antrim & HMS Glamorgan) in the Falklands in 1982.


Wessex last codes:

846 Squadron were double codes starting with V (Victor) i.e VE, VL, VK etc.
845 squadron was allocated Y (Yankie) as their Squadron code but they never wore it, so XS514 eg was known officially as (Y)L, but just carried L.
707 Squadron were W (Whiskey) later Z (Zulu) after 1982.
848 Squadron re-formed and took W (Whiskey) for the Falklands / Malvinas conflict in 1982. (Basically all the 707 Squadron aircraft became 848 Squadron overnight along with a few extras)
847 Squadron were formed for the 1982 conflict and took the code X (X-Ray)




845 Sqdn did trials with the wire guided missile which I believe was a French design while en route through the Mediterranian Sea towards the Suez canal immediately before the Borneo confrontation. I was aircrew on the HAS.1 at that time in the dual role of Radio/radar mechanic (LREM(A)) and volunteer aircrew, C.Hollins



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Units with this Model in this Organisation:

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1982/84829 squadronPortland
1982848 squadronRNAS Yeovilton
1979/88771 squadron RNAS Culdrose
1978/81846 squadronRNAS Yeovilton
RNAS Yeovilton
BA BLMF
1976/77846 squadronRNAS Yeovilton
RNAS Yeovilton
BA BLMF
1974/88772 squadronPortland
1969/81781 squadronLee-on-Solent
1969/79771 squadron RNAS Culdrose
Portland
1969/72820 squadron RNAS Culdrose
1969/70829 squadronPortland
1968/75846 squadronRNAS Yeovilton
RNAS Culdrose
RNAS Yeovilton
BA BLMF
1968/71819 squadronPrestwick
RNAS Culdrose
AAC Ballykelly
1968/70826 squadronRNAS Culdrose
1967/70814 squadronSG Sembawang
SG Sembawang
RNAS Culdrose
1967700 squadronRNAS Culdrose
1966/86845 squadronRNAS Yeovilton
Navy Point
Port Stanley
RNAS Yeovilton
MT Hal Far
RNAS Culdrose
SG Sembawang
RNAS Culdrose
1966/68826 squadronRNAS Culdrose
1964/85707 squadronRNAS Yeovilton
RNAS Culdrose
1964/76848 squadronRNAS Yeovilton
RNAS Culdrose
1964/70829 squadronPortland
RNAS Culdrose
1964/69820 squadronSG Sembawang
RNAS Culdrose
1963/64700 squadronRNAS Culdrose
RNAS Culdrose
1963771 squadronPortland
1962/82737 squadronPortland
1962/70706 squadronPortland
RNAS Culdrose
1962/65845 squadronRNAS Culdrose
SG Sembawang
MY Kuching
RNAS Culdrose
1961/82NATIULee-on-Solent
1961/68819 squadronAAC Ballykelly
Eglinton / Londonderry
1961/67814 squadronSG Sembawang
SG Sembawang
RNAS Culdrose
RNAS Culdrose
1961/66815 squadronSG Sembawang
RNAS Culdrose
1960/62700 squadronRNAS Culdrose
RNAS Yeovilton

Aircraft Platform:

Classes
CV Illustrious class
CV Audacious class
CV Improved Centaur class
CV Modified Centaur class
H Tiger conversion class
H Lofoten class
H Engadine class
DDG County class
L Fearless class
L Round Table class
AO Ness class
AO Improved Tide class
AO OL class
AO Somersby class
AO Fort I class (1978)
AO Regent class

Roles of this Model in this Organisation:

Roles
anti-submarine
light assault
search and rescue (sar)
trainer - advanced


Construction Numbers of this Model in this Organisation: Help Us    

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    wa114 has.1     -: Westland Wessex c/n WA114, contract cancelled, ntu.
    wa115 has.1     -: Westland Wessex c/n WA115, contract cancelled, ntu.
    wa116 has.1     -: Westland Wessex c/n WA116, contract cancelled, ntu.
    wa117 has.1     -: Westland Wessex c/n WA117, contract cancelled, ntu.
    wa118 has.1     -: Westland Wessex c/n WA118, contract cancelled, ntu.
    wa119 has.1     -: Westland Wessex c/n WA119, contract cancelled, ntu.
    wa120 has.1     -: Westland Wessex c/n WA120, contract cancelled, ntu.
    wa 1 has.1 1956     XL727: WA.1 XL727 built as HAS.1, ff 20 Jun 1958, dd Aug 1958 West+
    wa 2 has.1 1958     XL728: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA002, f/f: 16/09/1958, del Royal+
    wa 3 has.1 1958     XL729: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA003, f/f: 06/10/1958, del Royal+
25jul79 on dump at Culdrose coded SAH 22
    wa 5 has.1 1959     XM300: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA005, f/f: 30/04/1959; del Royal+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XM300: dd Feb 1960 A&AEE Boscombe Down. This was predominantly+
    wa 6 has.1 1959     XM301: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA006, f/f: 27/07/1959; del Royal+
    wa 7 has.1 1959     XM326: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA007, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
22jul79 coded 601-KE with HMS Kent
22jul79 coded 615-PO on dump at Portland
    wa 8 has.1 1959     XM327: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA008, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
has.3 HAS.3 819 Sq/531 by May 1968, 820 Sq/411-BL by Feb 1972 stil+
Westland XM327: HAS.1 Westland development & trials airframe from late +
    wa 9 has.1 1959     XM328: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA009, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
22jul79 coded 653-PO
As HAS.3, 737 Sq/522-PO by Jul 1968 still Jul 1971, 737 Sq N+
Westland XM328: Westlands Oct 1959 before first flight, A&AEE Sep 1961,+
    wa 10 has.1 1959     XM329: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA010, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 12 has.1 1959     XM331: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA012, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 13 has.1 1959     XM832: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA013, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
700(H)Sq/506 by Jun 1960 (1st IFTU Wessex), 829 Sq Devonshir+
    wa 14 has.1 1960     XM833: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA014, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 15 has.1 1960     XM834: Westland Wessex HAS.1 del Royal Navy 29sep60; conv HAS.3, un+
    wa 16 has.1 1960     XM835: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA016, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
Built as HAS.1, ff 11 May 1960, 700H IFTU/509 by Jan 1961, c+
Wreck to Culdrose. To AIU Lee (by road) by Jun 1961. Used as+
    wa 17 has.1 1961     XM836: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA017, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
700H Sq/510 by Apr 1961, 706 Sq/510-CU by Jan 1962
737 Sq Fife Flt/404-FF by Oct 1971 still Oct 1972, 737 Sq/65+
22jul79 coded 651-PO
Westland XM836: ff 25 May 1960, HAS.1 Westland for cold weather trials.

to Westland for prototype HAS.3 conv Oct 1964 to Jun 19+
    wa 18 has.1 1961     XM837: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA018, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
Now HAS.3, 814 Sq/271-V by Oct 1967, 814 Sq/271-H by May 196+
As HAS.3 737 Sq/400-GL on HMS Glamorgan, when destroyed by l+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XM837: spent winter of 1960/61 in Churchill, Canada with A&AEE+

Westland XM837: Westland trials and evaluation airframe until very earl+
    wa 19 has.1 1961     XM838: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA019, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
22jul79 coded 605-LN with HMS London
06aug89 pictured at Predannack Airfield, Cornwall
    wa 20 has.1 1961     XM839: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA020, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 21 has.1 1960     XM840: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA021, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
815 Sq/300-R by Jul 1961, ditched from HMS Ark Royal in Far +
    wa 22 has.1 1961     XM841: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA022, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
27jul79 extent at Predannack coded 510
    wa 23 has.1 1961     XM842: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA023, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
27jul79 extent at Predannack coded 405
    wa 24 has.1 1961     XM843: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA024, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
Nov78 as /LS-812
    wa 25 has.1 1961     XM844: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA025, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
815Sq/302-R by Sep 1961. 814Sq/345-V by Jan 1963. 815Sq/305-+
has.3 to Westland for HAS.3 conversion 1965 completed by 1967. 73+
has.3 737Sq Devonshire Flt/403-DV by Sep 1976. crashed on take off+
    wa 26 has.1 1961     XM845: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA026, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
22jul79 coded 520-CU
    wa 27 has.1 1961     XM868: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA027, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 28 has.1 1961     XM869: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA028, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 29 has.1 1961     XM870: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA029, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
31jul82 in yellow and dark grey camo as PO/652 of 737 Squadr+
    wa 30 has.1 1961     XM871: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA030, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
has.3 700H Sq/507 by Aug 1961, 706 Sq/507-CU by Jan 1962, conv HAS+
As HAS.3, 820 Sq/410-BL by Aug 1971 until at least Sep 1972,+
As HAS.3, w/o 21 Aug 1975 with 737 Sq/400-GL when it crashed+
    wa 31 has.1 1961     XM872: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA031, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
22jul79 coded 662-PO
819 Sq/320 by Jan 1962, still 1965.
has.3 To Westland early 1966 for conv to HAS.3, completed mid 1967+
    wa 32 has.1 1961     XM873: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA032, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 33 has.1 1961     XM874: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA033, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
737 Sq/400-GL Glamorgan Flt by Jul 1967 still Nov 1967, 771 +
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XM874: A&AEE Boscombe Down by Jan 1963
    wa 34 has.1 1961     XM875: Westland Wessex HAS.1 del Royal Navy 03aug61; w/o 20may71 di+
    wa 35 has.1 1961     XM876: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA035, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
ff 3 Aug 1961 as HAS.1. dd Aug 1961 RNAY Fleetlands, 819 Sq/+
ditched in N Atlantic during night exercise while temporaril+
    wa 36 has.1 1961     XM915: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA036, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
700(H) Sq IFTU/512 by Oct 1961 briefly, 819 Sq/321 by Oct 19+
    wa 37 has.1 1961     XM916: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA037, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 38 has.1 1961     XM917: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA038, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 39 has.1 1961     XM918: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA039, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 40 has.1 1961     XM919: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA040, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
HAS.1, 814 Sq/342-H by Jan 1962, 814 Sq/342-V by Jul 1963, 8+
has.3 RNAY Sembawang by Aug 1970, 737 Sq Glamorgan Flt/400-GL by N+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XM919: conv HAS.3 by May 1967, trials in USA and Canada. dd Fl+
    wa 41 has.1 1961     XM920: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA041, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 42 has.1 1961     XM921: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA042, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 43 has.1 1961     XM922: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA043, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
814Sq/344-H by Feb 1962. Ditched and sank off HMS Hermes 12 +
    wa 44 has.1 1961     XM923: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA044, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
Devonshire Flt /989-D by Mar 1962, 829 Sq Devonshire Flt Mar+
has.3 At SBAC Farnborough Air Show Sep 1968 as Wessex HAS.3, A&AEE+
    wa 45 has.1 1961     XM924: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA045, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
814 Sq/346-H by Feb 1962; w/o 15jan63 ditched and sank whil+
    wa 46 has.1 1961     XM925: d/d 7 Dec 1961, w/o in Gulf of Aden whilst with 814 Sq/347-V+
    wa 47 has.1 1961     XM926: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA047, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 48 has.1 1962     XM927: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA048, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
Oct.92 pictured on the fire dump at RAF Shawbury
22jul79 coded 660-PO
    wa 49 has.1 1961     XM928: HAS.1 d/d 09 Jan 1962, 814 Sq/277-V by Apr 1966, w/o 07 Oct +
    wa 50 has.1 1962     XM929: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA050, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 51 has.1 1962     XM930: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA051, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 52 has.1 1962     XM931: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA052, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 54 has.1 1962     XP103: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA054, f/f: 20/01/1962; del Royal+
    wa 55 has.1 1962     XP104: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA055, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 56 has.1 1962     XP105: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA056, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
ff 7 feb 1962. 845 Sq/C-A "Claude" by Jun 1962. After servic+
has.3 conv to HAS.3 by Jun 1967. 706 Sq/567-CU by Oct 1967, 819 Sq+
    wa 57 has.1 1962     XP106: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA057, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
C-300 815NAS, Ditched after fire in gearbox off Eden with th+
    wa 58 has.1 1962     XP107: RN HAS.1 d/d 01mar62; w/o 05feb63; to A2527, scr Predannack +
845 Sq/D-A by Jun 1962, compressor surge caused heavy landin+
    wa 59 has.1 1962     XP108: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA059, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 60 has.1 1962     XP109: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA060, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
ff 13 Mar 1962. 845 Sq/F-A by Apr 1962, to Far East. w/o on +
    wa 61 has.1 1962     XP110: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA061, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
w/o 15sep78 ditched into the English Channel 15m off Portlan+
    wa 62 has.1 1962     XP111: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA062, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 63 has.1 1962     XP112: Westland Wessex HAS.1 d/d 04apr62; w/o 17sep75 HMS Ark Roya+
845 Sq/G by May 1962. Entered ground resonance at Sibu after+
    wa 64 has.1 1962     XP113: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA064, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 65 has.1 1962     XP114: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA065, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
crashed and w/o after engine fire, in flight, NE of Culdrose+
    wa 66 has.1 1962     XP115: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA066, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 67 has.1 1962     XP116: Westland Wessex HAS.1 del Royal Navy 25jul62; conv HAS.3; w/+
    wa 68 has.1 1962     XP117: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA068, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
25jul79 at SFDO Culdrose coded 521-CU
    wa 69 has.1 1962     XP118: Westland Wessex HAS.1 del Royal Navy 07jul62; conv HAS.3, un+
22jul79 coded 664-PO
    wa 70 has.1 1962     XP137: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA070, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
22jul79 coded 652-PO
HAS.1 737 Sq/770-PO by Aug 1962, 737 Sq/520-PO by Jan 1965, +
has.3 737 Sq Antrim Flt/406-AN Aug 1970 still May 1971, 737 Sq Nor+
G.I. Predannack by Sep 2004, still Aug 2005 (upright), Apr 2+
    wa 71 has.1 1962     XP138: Westland Wessex HAS.1 d/d Royal Navy May62; conv HAS.3; 737 +
    wa 72 has.1 1962     XP139: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA072, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
RN; 1978 type:HAS.3 737Sqn./PV-651
    wa 73 has.1 1962     XP140: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA073, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
22jul79 coded 654-PO
    wa 74 has.1 1962     XP141: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA074, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
built as HAS.1, ff 12 Jun 1962, dd to Fleetlands 3 Jul 1962 +
    wa 75 has.1 1962     XP142: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA075, f/f: 18/06/1962; del Royal+
HAS.1 845 Sq/J-A by Aug 1962, 845 Sq/J-B by Jun 1964, (Anti+
has.3 conv to HAS.3 by Sep 1967 complete by Jul 1969. 814 Sq/270-+
HAS.3 led insertion of Special Forces as 737 Sq/406-AN, ont+
as 737 Sq/406-AN, attacked and damaged ARA Santa Fe outside +
    wa 76 has.1 1962     XP143: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA076, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 77 has.1 1962     XP144: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA077, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 78 has.1 1962     XP145: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA078, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
built as HAS.1, ff 22 Jun 1962, dd to Fleetlands 30 Jul 1962+
    wa 79 has.1 1962     XP146: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA079, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
built as HAS.1, ff 13 Jul 1962, dd to Fleetlands 30 Jul 1962+
    wa 80 has.1 1962     XP147: Westland Wessex HAS.1 del Royal Navy 31jul62; conv HAS.3, u+
    wa 81 has.1 1962     XP148: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA081, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
built as HAS.1, ff 27 Jul 1962, dd to Fleetlands 2 Aug 1962 +
    wa 82 has.1 1962     XP149: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA082, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 83 has.1 1962     XP150: RN Wessex HAS.1 d/d 05oct62; conv HAS.3; to Moreton-in-Marsh+
706 Sq/506-CU by Mar 1964, 706 Sq/576-CU by Dec 1965, to Yeo+
has.3 814 Sq/273-V by Mar 1968, 814 Sq/273-H by 1969, 737 Sq Kent +
c 1978 pictured as 737 NAS /406-AN with Fishery Protection p+
22jul79 coded 606-AN with HMS Antrim
737Sq HQ Flt uncoded by Mar 1982 until Dec 1982, 737 Sq Antr+
Fire Service College XP150: G.I. National Fire College Moreton-in-Marsh by 1993, on+
    wa 84 has.1 1962     XP151: RN Wessex HAS.1; London Flt/175-LO by Oct 1963; London Fl+
    wa 85 has.1 1962     XP152: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA085, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 86 has.1 1962     XP153: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA086, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
706 Sq/502-CU by Sep 1963, to Yeovil c May 1967 for HAS.3 co+
has.3 826 Sq/143-E by Dec 1968, w/o 25 Nov 1969 with 826 NAS (HMS +
    wa 87 has.1 1962     XP154: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA087, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
845 Sq/N-A by Nov 1962, 814 Sq/D-V by Oct 1964, 845 Sq/D by +
    wa 88 has.1 1962     XP155: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA088, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
845 Sq/B by Mar 1963. Standing at Sibu on 13 Jun 1964, was s+
21mar67 as 819Sqd /513 ditched in Firth of Clyde, 5 miles so+
03Apr79 at Portland as 737NAS /PO-663
25jul79 at SFDO coded SAH 21
    wa 89 has.1 1962     XP156: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA089, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
HAS.1 Hampshire Flt/902-HA, recoded /472-HA by Jan 1964, rec+
has.3 826 Sq/144-E by Dec 1968, 737 Sq/663-PO by Jul 1976 still Se+
22jul79 coded 663-PO
R.I.P:; CRADDOCK, Roger A, Lieutenant C021043W; LEWIS, Greg+
    wa 90 has.1 1962     XP157: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA090, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 91 has.1 1962     XP158: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA091, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
RN type:HAS.1; 1994 dumped on field EGDR /522
28jul93 pictured on the fire dump at RNAS Culdrose
    wa 92 has.1 1962     XP159: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA092, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
820 Sq/297-E by Nov 1964, 814 Sq/341-V by Apr 1965, 814 Sq/2+
    wa 93 has.1 1962     XP160: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA093, f/f: 14/12/1962; del Royal+
26jul79 School of Aircraft Handling Culdrose as SAH 24
    wa 94 has.1 1963     XS115: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA094, f/f: 20/03/1963; del Royal+
    wa 95 has.1 1963     XS116: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA095, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 96 has.1 1963     XS117: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA096, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa 97 has.1 1963     XS118: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA097, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XS118: MoD fleet at Rolls Royce, Hucknall by summer 1963 for e+
    wa 98 has.1 1963     XS119: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA098, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
1964 with HMS Eagle to far east as 292-E
22jul79 coded 655-PO
    wa 99 has.1 1963     XS120: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA099, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
1965/67 pictured as /66-E with 820 Squadron
    wa100 has.1 1963     XS121: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA100, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
HAS.1 A&AEE by Aug 1964, 820 Sq/295-E by Nov 1964, ditched i+
has.3 UK for repair and became 3rd conversion to HAS.3, 700H Sq/58+
    wa101 has.1 1963     XS122: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA101, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa102 has.1 1963     XS123: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA102, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
820 NAS Wessex HAS.1 as /291-E ditched and sank in the Mala+
    wa103 has.1 1963     XS124: RN HAS.1 type d/d 08aug63
Jan65 pictured as 820 Squadron /297-E after disembarked in S+
w/o 16sep68 ditched off Iceland from HMS Eagle
    wa104 has.1 1963     XS125: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA104, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
Dec64 as 820 Squadron /293-E departed on HMS Eagle tour to t+
    wa105 has.1 1963     XS126: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA105, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
820 Sq/294-E by Nov 1964, 815 Sq/056 by Aug 1966, to Yeovil +
has.3 826 Sq/142-E by Nov 1968, w/o 9 Sep 1969 with 826 NAS, ditch+
    wa106 has.1 1963     XS127: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA106, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa107 has.1 1963     XS128: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA107, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa108 has.1 1963     XS149: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA108, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
HAS.1 845 Sq/O-B by Mar 1965, 819 Sq/530 by Jan 1966 still 1+
has.3 Conv to HAS.3 829Sq Fife Flt/403-FF by May 1969, 737Sq Fife +
24jul93 pictured preserved at International Helicopter Museu+
    wa109 has.1 1963     XS150: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA109, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa110 has.1 1963     XS151: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA110, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
845 Sq/R-B collided with XS154 and w/o 12 Apr 1965 at Nanga +
    wa111 has.1 1963     XS152: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA111, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa112 has.1 1963     XS153: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA112, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
706 Sq/T Jan 1964, 845 Sq/T by Mar 1964, crashed Sarawak 23 +
has.3 700H Sq/581-CU by Mar 1967, 814 Sq/272-V by Jan 1968, 737 Sq+
    wa113 has.1 1963     XS154: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA113, f/f: 19/11/1963; del Royal+
706 Sq/V by Mar 1864, 845 Sq/V-B by Apr 1964, collided with +
    wa153 hu.5 1963     XS479: f/f 17 Nov 1963, d/d 3 Dec 1963 to RN. 1st production HU.5. +
Royal Marines XS479: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XF
    wa154 hu.5 1963     XS480: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA154, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
jan79 confirmed coded B/V-T 846NAS
ff 21 Nov 1963. To Boscombe Down by Dec 1963, 700V IFTU/B by+
w/o 25 May 1982 lost in South Atlantic as 848 Sq/WQ when mv +
    wa155 hu.5 1963     XS481: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA155, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
848 Sq/C-B by 1969, 707 Sq/WZ-CU by Sep 1971, 707 Sq/WZ-VL b+
    wa156 hu.5 1963     XS482: 700V Sq/D by Jan 1964, 848 Sq/D-A by May 1964. 707 Sq/D by N+
RN in 1996 seen Manston preserved /A-D.; 2009 preserved muse+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XS482: /D-A at RAE Farnborough Apprentice School by Apr 1986. +
    wa157 hu.5 1963     XS483: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA157, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
848 Sq/E-A by 1964 still by Mar 1966, 846 Sq/E-CU by 1968, 8+
    wa158 hu.5 1963     XS484: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA157, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
    wa159 hu.5 1964     XS485: Westland Wessex HU.5C, c/n WA159, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
    wa160 hu.5 1964     XS486: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA160, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
848 Sq/G Apr 1964, 707 Sq/V-CU by Dec 1964, 707 Sq/S-CU by O+
embarked RFA Regent in Plymouth Sound on 19 Apr 1982 as 848 +
embarked HMS Endurance on 17 Jun and departed for Southern T+
848Sq A Flt/WW Apr 1982 to Jul 1982, 707Sq /WW by Jul 1982, +
    wa161 hu.5 1964     XS487: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA161, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
848 Sq/H-CU by Jun 1964, 707 Sq/U-CU by Jan 1965, w/o 7 Apr +
    wa162 hu.5 1964     XS488: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA162, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
707Sq/X-CU by Jan 1965; 707Sq/T-CU by Dec 1966, still Jul 19+
845 Sq/E-H by Sep 1973; 20mar77 crashed 1 nm NW of Ose, Gra+
Repaired at Weston by summer 1979; 772Sq/625-PO by Aug 1981;+
771Sq Aug 1982, RNAY Wroughton by Sep 1982; to 9056M, G.I. G+
2006 pictured (top) at HMS Sultan/Gosport
Royal Marines XS488: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XK

- XS488: 21sep13 at a residential address in Shropshire

Airframe has been extensively patched during BDRT and t+
    wa163 hu.5 1964     XS489: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA163, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
07mar74 848NAS./VK-B
jan79 coded VL/WY 707NAS
    wa164 hu.5 1964     XS490: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA164, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
    wa165 hu.5 1964     XS491: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA165, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
Feb.2012 at the Capernwray Diving centre in the quarry for s+
    wa166 hu.5 1964     XS492: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA166, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
    wa167 hu.5 1964     XS493: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA167, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
Vector Aerospace XS493: 845 Sq/F-B by Jun 1972, 845 Sq/R-H by Sep 1973, 846 Sq/+
    wa168 hu.5 1964     XS494: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA168, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
    wa169 hu.5 1964     XS495: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA169, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
ff 20 May 1964. RNAY Fleetlands by Jan 1965. 848 Sq/Q-A by M+
848 Sq D Flt/WP, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missile 25+
    wa170 hu.5 1964     XS496: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA170, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
07mar74 848NAS./VR-B
    wa171 hu.5 1964     XS497: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA171, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
848 Sq/S-A by Jan 1965, crashed and w/o 14 Dec 1965 after ma+
    wa172 hu.5 1964     XS498: Wessex HU5C. d/d to RN 1964, 848 Sq/T-A by 1965, 845 Sq, 84+
31oct73 848Sqn./VC-B visit
jan79 confirmed coded VL/WQ 707NAS
Royal Marines XS498: 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /C
    wa173 hu.5 1964     XS499: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA173, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
848 Sq D Flt/WN, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missile 25+
    wa174 hu.5 1964     XS500: Westland Wessex HU.5 del Royal Navy 27jun64; w/o 15jan71 cra+
    wa175 hu.5 1964     XS506: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA175, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
Royal Marines XS506: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XE
    wa176 hu.5 1964     XS507: dd 27/08/1964, 707 Sq/W-CU by 1965, still Jun 1967 still 196+
Cat 4 damage 04Aug78 with airframe hours of 3132:05; Repaire+
847 Squadron Coded XU noted RNAS Yeovilton 07May82; 707 squa+
Royal Marines XS507: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XU

Royal Air Force XS507: ex FAA Wessex HU.5. To 606Sq (Royal Aux AF) for Helico+

May 2011 pictured with 606 (Chiltern) Sq RAFR at RAF Be+
    wa177 hu.5 1964     XS508: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA177, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
706 Squadron 21Oct64; 846 Squadron coded VL 1976
22jul79 coded 517 with 772NAS
772 Squadron coded 627.PO noted RNAS Portland 02Sep81; 707 S+
27Sep88 pictured at RNAS Lee-on-Solent a few months after be+
    wa178 hu.5     XS509: Royal Navy; 1979 707NAS VL/WP
Her Majestys Government XS509: Wessex HU.5 ETPS; A&AEE; 25jul91 pictured at RAF Odiham+

Ministry of Defence (MoD) XS509: ETPS; 13+14jun92 ATI 92
    wa179 hu.5 1964     XS510: RN; 05nov64 entered service with 848 Squadron; 11Feb82 noted+
1976 AES Lee-on-Solent no main rotor gearbox. Used for Mediv+
20jun84 pictured as HU.5 type PO/626 with 772 Squadron, deta+
29Sep88 noted RNAS Lee-on-Solent coded PO/626 with the Air E+
Sep12 at Crowborough Training Camp, seen by Stuart Martin
    wa180 hu.5 1964     XS511: 07mar74 848NAS./VP-B
RN in 1985 846Sqn./M
    wa181 hu.5 1964     XS512: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA181, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
jan79 coded VL/WT 707NAS
848 Sq D Flt/WT, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missile 25+
    wa182 hu.5 1964     XS513: RN in 1985 846Sqn./E
jan79 coded B/V-P 846NAS
    wa183 hu.5 1964     XS514: RN; HU.5 type; Delivered 03Nov64; 845 Squadron 06Jan69; 845 +
1985 845 Sqn /L
27Sep88 pictured as instructional airframe with the Air Eng+
Royal Marines XS514: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XA
    wa184 hu.5 1964     XS515: built as Wessex HU.5 d/d 4 Nov 1964, 845 Sq/Q-H by Sep 1973.+
1985 846Sqn /N
Royal Marines XS515: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XB
    wa185 hu.5 1964     XS516: RN; 1985 846Sqn./Q
Royal Marines XS516: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XD
    wa186 hu.5 1964     XS517: Westland Wessex HU.5C, c/n WA186, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
jan79 coded VL/WV 707NAS
07May82 noted RNAS Yeovilton coded WV of 848 Squadron
31jul82 pictured coded ZC of 707 Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton;+
    wa187 hu.5 1964     XS518: Westland Wessex HU.5C, c/n WA187, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as X+
Royal Marines XS518: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XP
    wa188 hu.5 1964     XS519: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA188, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
    wa189 hu.5 1964     XS520: RN; 1985 846Sqn./F
jan79 coded B/V-O 846NAS
at RN Fire & Rescue School Predannack since at least Aug 200+
    wa190 hu.5 1965     XS521: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA190, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
apr79 coded 772NAS /PO-511
    wa191 hu.5 1965     XS522: d/d 3 Feb 1965, 707 Sq Olna Flt/347-ON Dec 1975 to Jan 1977,+
07mar74 848NAS./VJ-B
    wa192 hu.5 1965     XS523: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA192, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS+
Royal Marines XS523: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XJ
    wa242 has.1 1965     XS862: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA242, f/f: 15/04/1965, del Royal Navy a+
22jul79 coded 650-PO
has.3 To Westland Yeovil for HAS.3 conv Dec 1966, NASU Culdrose by+
    wa243 has.1 1965     XS863: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA243, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS863, +
1981 to the Imperial War Museum, Duxford; 1990 awaiting rest+
    wa244 has.1 1965     XS864: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA244, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XS864, 2+
HAS.1 829 Sq Devonshire Flt/404-DV by Jul 1965 still Aug 196+
    wa245 has.1 1965     XS865: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA245, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS865, +
2011 no longer at ballykinler confirmed, but may be getting +
22apr14 Update from ballykinler departure, It is now at a fa+
    wa246 has.1 1965     XS866: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA246, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS866, +
RN; 1994 preserved inside hangar EGDR /CU-20
    wa247 has.1 1965     XS867: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA247, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS867, +
    wa248 has.1 1965     XS868: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA248, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS868, +
    wa249 has.1 1965     XS869: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA249, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS869, +
1967 820Sqn /64 FAA aboard HMS Eagle (R05) ditched into sea,+

    wa250 has.1 1965     XS870: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA250, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS870, +
Withdrawn from service 09Sept80 with a Total Time of 1392:50+
31dec97 pictured as /PO in the Fire pits showing signs of be+
    wa251 has.1 1965     XS871: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA251, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS871, +
    wa252 has.1 1965     XS872: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA252, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS872, +
    wa253 has.1 1965     XS873: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA253, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS873, +
    wa254 has.1 1965     XS874: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA254, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS874, +
HAS.1 dd Fleetlands 5 Jan 1966, 829 Sq London Flt/405-LO by +
    wa255 has.1 1965     XS875: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA255, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS875, +
w/o 07sep74 off north Scotland on taking-off from HMS Ark Ro+
    wa256 has.1 1965     XS876: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA256, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS876, +
RN; 1994 preserved inside hangar EGDR /523
d/d 23 Dec 1965 to Culdrose. 814 Sq by Feb 1966, 826 Sq/340-+
    wa257 has.1 1965     XS877: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA257, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS877, +
28jul93 pictured as PO/516 on the fire dump at RNAS Culdrose
    wa258 has.1 1965     XS878: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA258, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS878, +
    wa259 has.1 1966     XS879: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA259, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS879, +
826Sq/342-H by spring 1966. Ditched and sank off HMS Hermes +
    wa260 has.1 1966     XS880: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA260, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS880, +
    wa261 has.1 1966     XS881: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA261, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS881, +
    wa262 has.1 1966     XS882: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA262, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS882, +
    wa263 has.1 1966     XS883: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA263, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS883, +
en route Malta from Gibraltar aboard HMS Hermes, 892Sq Sea V+
    wa264 has.1 1966     XS884: Westland HAS.1 d/d Royal Navy 08mar66; w/o 11oct76 ditched+
    wa265 has.1 1966     XS885: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA265, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS885, +
25jul79 still SFDO coded 512-PO
18apr11 pictured at Predannack airfield
    wa266 has.1 1966     XS886: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA265, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS885, +
July 2011 at Blackberry Wood campsite in Sussex. Being conve+
    wa267 has.1 1966     XS887: dd 6 Apr 1966. 829 Sq Fife Flt/403-FI, Yeovilton Station Fli+
- XS887: Aquired by the Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group +
    wa268 has.1 1966     XS888: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA268, f/f: ?; del Royal Navy as XS888, +
26jul86 as /521 at Yeovilton Airshow
    wa269 has.1 1966     XS889: Westland HAS.1, c/n WA269, f/f: 20/04/1966; del Royal Navy a+
Nov78 as 771NAS /CU-523
    wa239 has.3 1964     XT255: Westland Wessex HAS.3 pre-production, WA239, f/f 03/11/1964;+
Jun65 engine handling trials carried out at Boscombe
    wa240 has.3 1965     XT256: Westland Wessex HAS.3 pre-production, WA240, f/f 1965; del R+
    wa241 has.3 1967     XT257: Westland Wessex HAS.3 pre-production, WA241, f/f 09/05/1967;+
    wa270 hu.5 1965     XT448: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA270, f/f: 17/02/1965; del Royal +
On a flight between NAS Jacksonville and Camp Lejeune while +
    wa271 hu.5     XT449: RN; 1985 846Sqn./C
    wa272 hu.5 1965     XT450: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA272, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
conv into Green Parrot and xfer 781 Sqn, unk
    wa273 hu.5 1965     XT451: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA273, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
jan79 coded B/V-L 846NAS
    wa274 hu.5 1965     XT452: HU.5 built at Yeovil. d/d 4 May 1965. 707Sqdn/S-CU by Jul 19+

bangladesh air force WA274: ex UK RN XT452. In service late 1973. wfu 1994.
    wa275 hu.5     XT453: RN; 1985 /A 845 Sqn
27sep88 pictured coded A 781 squadron (ex 845 Sqn) at RNAS L+
    wa276 hu.5 1965     XT454: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA276, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
    wa277 hu.5     XT455: RN; 1985 846Sqn./U
27sep88 pictured coded U 781 squadron (ex 845 Sqn) at RNAS L+
    wa278 hu.5 1965     XT456: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA278, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
jan79 coded B/VA 846NAS
Royal Marines XT456: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XZ
    wa279 hu.5 1965     XT457: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA279, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
    wa280 hu.5 1965     XT458: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA280, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
10Apr76 noted HMS Hermes coded H/J of 845 Squadron; 04Jun76+
25jun82 pictured coded L/315 of 772 Squadron C Flight named +
707 Sq/Y-CU by Jul 1966, 707 Sq/WY-CU by Jul 1971, 707 Sq/WY+
Dec11 being refurbished at RNAS Yeovilton for display pupose+
    wa281 hu.5 1965     XT459: Wessex HU.5 d/d 6 Jul 1965,  847 Sq/B-S by 1969, 846 Sq/VB-+
07mar74 848NAS./VB-B
Royal Marines XT459: 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /B
    wa282 hu.5     XT460: RN; 1985 846Sqn./K
    wa283 hu.5 1965     XT461: Wessex HU.5 dd 5 Aug 1965; to 845 Sq/F-B by Oct 1965 still M+
1976 pictured (top) as 846 Sq as /VA-VL as lifts off from US+
jan79 confirmed coded B/V-R 846NAS
1980s, pictured (bot) as HU.5 type 771Sqd /CU-25 on rescue +
w/o 16 Oct 1987 with 771 Sq/825-CU when ditched in Mounts Ba+
    wa284 hu.5 1965     XT462: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA284, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
    wa285 hu.5 1965     XT463: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA285, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
Royal Air Force XT463: RAF; 30mar93 pictured as HC type with 78 Sqn on the ram+
    wa286 hu.5 1965     XT464: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA286, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
jan79 coded B/VC 846NAS
HU.5 845 Sq/E-B by Nov 1965 still May 1966 still Sep 1968, +
crashed on Fortuna Glacier, 22 Apr 1982 as 845 Sq/(Y)F, whil+
    wa287 hu.5 1965     XT465: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA287, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
845 Sq/B-B by Mar 1966, 845 Sq/B-H by Sep 1973, 846 Sq/VR-VL+
R.I.P Leading ACMN Lyall Bradbury RN D07514K, Lt Bernard B+
A wire in Skarsteindalen area, 4 Nautical Miles South South +
    wa288 hu.5 1965     XT466: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA288, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
Royal Marines XT466: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XV
    wa289 hu.5 1965     XT467: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA289, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
25jul79 coded 525-CU wih 771NAS
    wa290 hu.5 1965     XT468: Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 31 Oct 1965,  847 Sq/H-S by 1969, 737+
02dec68, I flew this airframe whilst appointed to 845NAS (on+
31oct73 848Sqn./VL-B visit
07mar74 848NAS./VL-B
1985 772Sqn /LS-628
09apr07 pictured at Predannack airfield
Royal Marines XT468: 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /H
    wa291 hu.5 1965     XT469: RN Wessex HU.5; d/d Nov 1965,  848 Sq/E-A; 847 Sq/E-S by 19+
Jun78 pictured (top) as 772 Sq /PO-14 at Portland
22jul79 still coded 514-PO with 772NAS
Royal Marines XT469: 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /E

reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XN

Royal Air Force XT469: to RAF as /8920M; 17jul92 pictured (bot) preserved at +

- XT469: 22nov13 Its on e-bay for £12500
    wa292 hu.5 1965     XT470: Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 6 Dec 1965,  847 Sq/G-S by 1970, 845 +
jan79 coded B/VB 846NAS
Royal Marines XT470: 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /G
    wa293 hu.5 1965     XT471: Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 19 Jan 1966,  847 Sq/F-S by 1969, Fle+
Royal Marines XT471: 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /F

reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XW
    wa294 hu.5 1965     XT472: 845 Sq/G-H by Sep 1973, 845 Sq/(Y)M by Jul 1979, 847 Sq/XC M+
24jul93 pictured preserved at International Helicopter Museu+
Royal Marines XT472: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XC
    wa295 hu.5 1965     XT473: HU.5, RNAY Fleetlands Feb 1966, 707 Sq by Sep 1972, 848 Sq/V+
w/o 22apr82 crashed on Fortuna Glacier as 845 Sq/(Y)A, while+
    wa296 hu.5 1966     XT474: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA296, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
jan79 coded VL/X-E 845NAS
    wa297 hu.5 1966     XT475: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA297, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
jan79 707NAS coded VL/WN
Royal Marines XT475: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XG
    wa298 hu.5 1966     XT476: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA298, f/f:?; 14mar66 del Royal +
RN; 1978 845Sqn./VL-WS
848 Sq D Flt/WS, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missile 25+
    wa299 hu.5 1966     XT477: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA299, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
Fitted with ski for trials by Feb 1969. Stored Fleetlands, 8+
    wa300 hu.5 1966     XT478: HU.5 built at Yeovil. d/d 24 Mar 1966. Sold to Bangladesh 19+
bangladesh air force WA300: ex UK RN XT478. In service late 1973. wfu 1994.
    wa301 hu.5 1966     XT479: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA301, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
jan79 coded VL/WX 707NAS
    wa302 hu.5 1966     XT480: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA302, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
22jul79 coded 436-RS with RFA Resource
Dec12 at Rednal, Shropshire. Part of a Paintballing Site
Royal Marines XT480: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XQ
    wa303 hu.5 1966     XT481: d/d 4 May 1966 as HU.5, 707 Sq/Z by Jul 1971. 848 Sq/VQ by A+
845 Sq Garrison Det/XF Sep 1982, returned to UK Nov 1982, NA+
25jul79 771(522-CU) Sqn
Royal Marines XT481: Transferred in from an 848 Sq attrition reserve at Navy+
    wa304 hu.5 1966     XT482: d/d 5 May 1966 to RN as HU.5. To Culdrose 8 Jun 1966, 707 Sq+
27sep88 pictured coded /ZM 781 squadron (ex 707 Sqn) at RNAS+
Royal Marines XT482: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XL
    wa305 hu.5 1966     XT483: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA305, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
jan79 coded VL/WU 707NAS
jan79 coded B/V-H 846NAS
848 Sq D Flt/WU, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missile 25+
    wa306 hu.5 1966     XT484: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA306, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
    wa307 hu.5 1966     XT485: d/d to RN 2 Jun 1966 as HU.5. 847 Sq/K-S by 1969, 847 Sq/K-S+
07mar74 848NAS./VT-B
Named "Waldorf" (pic) after the old men on the Muppets. "Sta+
Royal Marines XT485: 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /K
    wa308 hu.5 1966     XT486: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA308, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
Royal Marines XT486: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XR

Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum from 2007; 13aug1+
    wa309 hu.5 1966     XT487: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA309, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
    wa477 hu.5 1966     XT755: Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 5 Jul 1966, 847 Sq/D-S by 1969, stored+
07mar74 848NAS./VD-B
Royal Marines XT755: 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /D

reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XX
    wa478 hu.5 1966     XT756: RNAY Fleetlands store 1966, 707 Sq/WM-VL by Jul 1973 still A+
848 Sq A Flt/WM by Apr 1982. Embarked RFA Regent 19 Apr, ret+
707Sq/ZJ by Oct 1982 still May 1984, to Lee-on-Solent as GI +
RN; 1985 707Sqn./ZJ
    wa479 hu.5 1966     XT757: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA479, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
dd to Fleetlands store 21 Jul 1966, NATIU 1973-1974, 846 Sq/+
Royal Marines XT757: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XH
    wa480 hu.5 1966     XT758: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA480, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
    wa481 hu.5 1966     XT759: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA481, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
25jul79 coded 530-CU with 771NAS
Royal Marines XT759: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XY
    wa482 hu.5 1966     XT760: Wessex HU.5 d/d 10 Oct 1966, 847 Sq/A-S by 1969, 846 Sq/VS-B+
jan79 confirmed coded B/V-S 846NAS
Royal Marines XT760: 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /A
    wa483 hu.5 1966     XT761: Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 20 Oct 1966; 845 Sq/J-A by 1969; 847 S+
07mar74 848NAS./VU-B
24jul13 pictured at RNAS Culdrose
Royal Marines XT761: 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /J
    wa484 hu.5 1966     XT762: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA484, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
09apr07 pictured still in her original RAE Bedford raspberry+
14oct10 visited at Hanberger Hill, still paint ball sight. M+
    wa485 hu.5 1966     XT763: Westland Wessex HU.5 d/d Royal Navy as XT763, 29nov1966; w/o+
22jul79 coded 513-PO with 772NAS
    wa486 hu.5 1966     XT764: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA486, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
RNSPT/PT by May 1972 still by Aug 1976, RNSPT/RN by Dec 1980+
Royal Marines XT764: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XM
    wa487 hu.5     XT765: RN; 1985 846Sqn./J
as of 2011 transferred to Fleet Air Arm (FAA) Museum
    wa488 hu.5 1967     XT766: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA488, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
07mar74 848NAS./VE-B
22jul79 coded 512-PO with 772NAS
Royal Marines XT766: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XS
    wa489 hu.5 1967     XT767: Westland Wessex HU.5 del Royal Navy 04feb67; w/o 03dec84 hi+
02feb80 pictured coded LS/811 of 781 squadron SAR Flight at +
about 1976 noted RNAS Yeovilton coded OD/VR 0f 846 squadron,+
    wa550 hu.5 1967     XT768: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA550, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
    wa551 hu.5 1967     XT769: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA551, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
    wa552 hu.5 1967     XT770: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA552, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
    wa553 hu.5 1967     XT771: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA553, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
jan79 coded VL/WR 707NAS
    wa554 hu.5 1967     XT772: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA554, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
conv into Green Parrot/ Admirals Barge and xfer 781 Sqn, in +
    wa555 hu.5 1967     XT773: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA555, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
22jul79 coded 510-PO 772NAS
RN; Jan13 dump (9123M)
Royal Marines XT773: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XT
    wa556 hu.5 1967     XT774: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA556, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT+
I was crewman onboard Wessex HU Mk5 XT774: 845 Sqn, whilst +
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