Westland Lynx HAS2

C/N 132

Built 1979 - Written off 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

Aircraft History


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
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
1988-05-16 A EGDP 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

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.
Westland Lynx HMA8 (DSP) 17Apr04 noted coded 318 at the London Air Show in the Earls Court Arena
2005-03-03 B Arabian Sea (NM)w/o , 815Sq Nottingham Flt/417 ditched in Arabian Sea and sank, NE of Oman

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