Westland Wessex HU.5

This model is a version of Wessex

c/n wa183

Year 1964

Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa183 Register XS514 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Royal Marines. Built 1964. Aircraft history and location


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united kingdom XS514
Fleet Air Arm
HU.5 type
Delivered 03Nov64
845Squadron 06Jan69
845Squadron (HMS Hermes) noted Biggin Hill 19May73 coded M.H
845Squadron (HMS Hermes) noted RNAS Yeovilton 04Jun77 coded E.H
845Squadron noted 05Apr78 at RAF Aldergrove 05Apr78 coded L
AES (Air Engineering School)RNAS Lee on Solent 03Jul86 coded L, Total Time 5205:25, noted 07Jul86
allocated training reg A2740 later A2653
AETS HMS Sultan noted coded L.PO 01Dec97 and 12Apr10
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1986
united kingdom XS514
Fleet Air Arm
MT Luqa Damaged ( 31-oct-71 )
RAF Luqa tornado
845 Sq/M-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF Luqa on 31 Oct 1971.
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Fleet Air Arm
1985 845Sqn /L
united kingdom XS514
Fleet Air Arm
UK Lee-on-Solent ( sep-88 )
27Sep88 as instructional airframe with the Air Engineering School (AES) at RNAS Lee-on-Solent
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Royal Marines
1982 reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XA
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Royal Marines
UK HMS Raleigh mv Atlantic Causeway ( 13-may-82 )
Operation Corporate
847Sq /XA noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later that day for South Atlantic.

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