Westland Wessex HAS.1


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa 25


Year 1961 to 1976






Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 25 Register XM844 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1961. Aircraft history





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united kingdom XM844
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA025, f/f:?
del Royal Navy as XM844, 26/05/1961
conv HAS.3, unk
w/o 13/12/1976.
united kingdom XM844
Fleet Air Arm
815Sq/302-R by Sep 1961, 815Sq/302-C by Mar 1963, 814Sq/345-V by Jan 1964, 815Sq/305-C by Oct 1964 until c Jun 1965.
united kingdom XM844
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HAS.3
to Westland for HAS.3 conversion 1965 completed by 1967. 737Sq/535-PO by Nov 1967. 820Sq/413-BL by May 1969.
united kingdom XM844
Fleet Air Arm
UK HMNB Portsmouth HMS Blake ( 28-aug-71 )
28 Aug 1971 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 413-BL, while in Portsmouth
united kingdom XM844
Fleet Air Arm
UK HMNB Portsmouth HMS Blake ( 15-jun-72 )
15 Jun 1972 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 413-BL, while in Portsmouth
united kingdom XM844
Fleet Air Arm
RNAY Wroughton by Jan 1973. RNAY Fleetlands by Mar 1975.
united kingdom XM844
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HAS.3
mouth of St Georges Channel St Georges Channel ( 13-dec-76 )
737Sq Devonshire Flt/403-DV by Sep 1976. crashed on take off from HMS Devonshire west of Lundy Island and sank 13 Dec 1976.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1976


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