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







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XM871

united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

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
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 Portsmouth15 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 SeaAs 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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