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Westland Wessex HAS.1

This model is a version of wessex

c/n wa 9

Year 1959

Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 9 Register XM328 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Westland. Built 1959. Aircraft history

Westland Wessex HAS.1 c/n wa  9

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united kingdom XM328
Fleet Air Arm
RN HAS.1 d/d Feb60
united kingdom XM328
Westland Wessex HAS.3
Westlands Oct59 before first flight
A&AEE Sep61
Westland as HAS.3 development airframe c Jan65. During Type 195 sonar trials, was fitted with outsized flotation bags and known as Bootsie
Conv to full HAS.3 standard Jun66 to Feb68
united kingdom XM328
Fleet Air Arm
22jul79 coded 653-PO
united kingdom XM328
Fleet Air Arm
As HAS.3, 737 Sq/522-PO by Jul 1968 still Jul 1971
737 Sq Norfolk Flt/407-NF by Feb 1973 until at least Mar 1974
737 Sq Glamorgan Flt/400-GL (joined ship in Singapore, after loss of XM871) Sep 1975 until c Mar 1978
737Sq HQ Flt/653-PO by Jul 1978 still Jul 1982
737Sq Antrim Flt/406-AN Aug 1982 to Feb 1983
772Sq/406-AN Feb 1983 until at least Sep 1983
To RNAY Wroughton store A2644 Jan 1984
to A2727 SAHU/SFDO Culdrose (as /653-PO) by Nov 1987 still Jul 1997
appeared in static display as /653-PO for decommissioning of HMS Osprey Jul 1998
returned to Culdrose still there Jul 2003
acquired in 2004 by the Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare
UK Weston-super-Mare on display ( 30-nov-16 )
Restored Wessex Goes on Display
Nov16 completed 7-year restoration at The Helicopter Museum
UK Weston-super-Mare Exhibit ( 03-dec-16 )
03Dec16 at International Helicopter Museum, after restoration

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