Helicopter Westland Lynx HAS3 Serial 303 Register ZD265 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1983. Aircraft history and location
|By Steve Mills|
|Fleet Air Arm|
|1983-08-23||RN, f/f 23aug83, d/d 05sep83|
|815 Sq Newcastle Flt /345-NC from May 1985, until c Feb 1986.|
|1986-01-23||transferred c 250 evacuees, 6 at a time from mv Diamond Princess to HMS Newcastle on 23 Jan 1986 during an evacuation of British nationals from Aden. Operation Balsac|
|1988-07-13||AEGDP|| as HAS.3 type /BA.328 of 829 Squadron, HMS Brave flight at RNAS Portland|
|1989-10||Boadicea 829 Sq Campbeltown Flt / 338-CT from Oct 1989 until c Oct 1992.|
|1992-04-18||Firefighting 18 Apr 1992: winched a firefighting team from HMS Campbeltown aboard mv World Hitachi Zosen off Mauritania and supplied them with foam drums from RFA Grey Rover.|
|815 Sq York Flt / 407-YK by Nov 1992 until c Dec 1993|
815 Sq HQ Flt / 306 by Jan 1994 until c Feb 1995
|1995-03||BEGVF|| Conv HMA.8 |
Westland Lynx HMA.8 RNAY Fleetlands by Mar 1995 for conv to HMA.8, completed c Aug 1996.
|815 Sq Northumberland Flt / 372-NL by Sep 1996 until c Mar 1998|
815 Sq Boxer Flt / 376-XB by Apr 1998 until c Aug 1999
815 Sq York Flt / 407-YK by May 2000, marked by the classical scholars of 221 Flt as Canis Testes, until c Mar 2001.
|2001-04||BEGVF|| Conv HMA.8DSP |
Westland Lynx HMA8 (DSP) RNAY Fleetlands by Apr 2001 for conv to HMA.8DSP, completed c Jul 2001.
|2007 HMA.8 type as 815Sqn /308 815 NAS|
|2009-09-18||CGBSUN||Wearside 702 NAS/643 embarked HMS Ocean Sep 2009 during 4 day visit to Sunderland|