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    This model is a version of Lynx



    c/n 132


    Year 1979 to 2005




    Helicopter Westland Lynx HAS2 Serial 132 Register XZ695 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1979. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Lynx  HAS2 Serial 132 Register XZ695 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1979. Aircraft history and location
    By Steve Mills



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    XZ695

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1979-09-05RN, 05Sep79 f/f Westlands Yeovil, 14Sep79 d/d RN HAS2 NASU Yeovilton
    10Mar80 to 815Squadron, HMS Broadsword coded BW.346
    19Aug81 to 815Squadron, HMS Birmingham still coded BW.346, noted RNAS Portland 19Nov81 as such
    16Mar82 to RNAY Fleetlands
    21Oct82 to 203 Flight, 815Squadron, HMS Glamorgan coded GN.400
    14Mar83 203 Flight transferred to 815Squadron, HMS Argonaut uncoded and noted RNAS Lee-on-Solent 27Aug83 as such
    06Apr87 203 Flight transferred to 829 Squadron, HMS Argonaut now coded AT.466 named "Jason" 829 NAS
    1987-12-15
    Westland Lynx HAS3 15Dec87 to NASU Yeovilton for HAS3 conversion
    05May88 to 829 Squadron, HMS Battleaxe coded BX.403
    15Dec88 noted RNAS Portland now with 829 squadron, HMS Broadsword coded BW.346 829 NAS
    1988-05-16AEGDP as HAS.3 type of 829 Sq, Battleaxe coded BX.403 taken at RNAS Portland. On background is XZ734 815Sqd /LO-405 (having been passed from 829Sqd, HMS London Flight on 09May88) just before being modified to HAS3GMS type

    1989-01-30
    Westland Lynx HAS3S 30Jan89 to RNAY Fleetlands for HAS3S Conversion (4th Conversion)
    01Oct89 to 829 squadron, HMS Boxer uncoded
    05Nov89 to 829 squadron HMS Brazen uncoded, noted 09Mar90 coded BZ.330
    23Jul90 to 815Squadron, HMS Charybdis coded CY.431
    01Sep91 to 815Squadron, HMS Andromeda coded AM.472
    01Jul92 transferred to 829 Squadron still HMS Andromeda coded AM.472
    27Jan93 to 815Squadron, HMS Edinburgh coded EB.411, noted 07Jun93 RNAS Portland named "Captain Nebulous" and unnamed 28Jul94 at RNAS Portland
    16Sep94 to AMG Portland coded EB.411, noted 11Jan95 painted as ZD260 after tail boom change
    17Jul95 to 815Squadron, HMS Northumberland coded NL.372
    13Sep96 to 815Squadron, HMS Newcastle coded NC.345 named "Wild Thing", noted 17Oct98 RNAS Portland un-named 829 NAS

    Westland Lynx HMA.8 2000 approx date converted to HMA.8 standard
    2001-07 Trials 815 Sq HQ Flt/308 by Jul 2001 until c Aug 2003. Took part in QinteiQ deck landing and handling trials aboard rv Triton during Jul 2001.
    2004-04-17
    Westland Lynx HMA8 (DSP) 17Apr04 noted coded 318 at the London Air Show in the Earls Court Arena
    2005-03-03BArabian Sea (NM)w/o , 815Sq Nottingham Flt/417 ditched in Arabian Sea and sank, NE of Oman



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