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  • Westland Wessex HAS.1

    This model is a version of Wessex

    c/n wa 30

    Year 1961 to 1975

    Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 30 Register XM871 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1961. Aircraft history and location


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    1961-06-20Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA030, f/f:?
    del Royal Navy as XM871, 20jun61
    conv HAS.3
    w/o 21aug75
    HAS.1 700H Sq/507 by Aug 1961, 706Sq/507-CU by Jan 1962. 706 NAS
    1966-03 Conv to HAS.3
    Westland Wessex HAS.3 Conv HAS.3 Sep 1964-Mar 1966
    As HAS.3, 820Sq/410-BL by Aug 1971 until at least Sep 1972
    1972-06-15AHMNB Portsmouth HMS Blake 15 Jun 1972 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 410-BL, while in Portsmouth
    Engadine Flt/410-EN by Dec 1973, 737 Sq Glamorgan Flt/400-GL by May 1974.
    1975-08-21BRed Sea Red Sea As HAS.3, w/o 21 Aug 1975 with 737 Sq/400-GL when it crashed into the Red Sea, operating from HMS Glamorgan, and sank during failed recovery attempt.

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