Westland Lynx HAS3


This model is a version of Lynx



c/n 303


Year 1983




Helicopter Westland Lynx HAS3 Serial 303 Register ZD265 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1983. Aircraft history and location



Helicopter Westland Lynx HAS3 Serial 303 Register ZD265 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1983. Aircraft history and location
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ZD265

united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

1983-08-23RN, f/f 23aug83, d/d 05sep83
815 Sq Newcastle Flt /345-NC from May 1985, until c Feb 1986.
1986-01-23transferred 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
1988-07-13AEGDP 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
1995-03BEGVF 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.
2001-04BEGVF 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
2009-09-18CGBSUN Wearside 702 NAS/643 embarked HMS Ocean Sep 2009 during 4 day visit to Sunderland



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