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  • 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 RN (Royal Navy). Built 1961. Aircraft history and location


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    united kingdom 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.
    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.

    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.
    1971-08-28AHMNB Portsmouth HMS Blake 28 Aug 1971 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 413-BL, while in Portsmouth
    1972-06-15AHMNB Portsmouth HMS Blake 15 Jun 1972 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 413-BL, while in Portsmouth
    RNAY Wroughton by Jan 1973. RNAY Fleetlands by Mar 1975.
    1976-12-13Bmouth of St Georges Channel St Georges Channel
    Westland Wessex HAS.3 737Sq Devonshire Flt/403-DV by Sep 1976. crashed on take off from HMS Devonshire west of Lundy Island and sank 13 Dec 1976.

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