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  • Westland Wessex HAS.1

    This model is a version of Wessex

    c/n wa 5

    Year 1959

    Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 5 Register XM300 used by Ministry of Defence (MoD) ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1959. Aircraft history and location


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    Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA005, f/f: 30/04/1959
    del Royal Navy as XM300, 02/12/1959
    to Wales Aircraft Museum 01/07/1984
    stored Nantgarw area, Cardiff from 1991.
    united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)

    dd Feb 1960 A&AEE Boscombe Down. This was predominantly a trials airframe, alternating between A&AEE and Westlands at Yeovil. RAE (Farnborough and Bedford) by 1970.
    1980-03AEGLF Stored Stored at Farnborough by Mar 1980, still Apr 1984, until Jun 1984
    1984-07BEGFF Exhibit to Wales Aircraft Museum Jul 1984, until c 1990
    1991 Exhibit to Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum, Cardiff Docks until c 1998
    1998 Stored to National Museum of Wales Collection Centre, Nantgarw by , still Oct 2016

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