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



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united kingdom XM871
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA030, f/f:?
del Royal Navy as XM871, 20jun61
conv HAS.3
w/o 21aug75
united kingdom XM871
Fleet Air Arm
HAS.1 700H Sq/507 by Aug 1961, 706Sq/507-CU by Jan 1962.
united kingdom XM871
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HAS.3
Conv HAS.3 Sep 1964-Mar 1966
united kingdom XM871
Fleet Air Arm
As HAS.3, 820Sq/410-BL by Aug 1971 until at least Sep 1972
united kingdom XM871
Fleet Air Arm
UK HMNB Portsmouth HMS Blake ( 15-jun-72 )
15 Jun 1972 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 410-BL, while in Portsmouth
united kingdom XM871
Fleet Air Arm
Engadine Flt/410-EN by Dec 1973, 737 Sq Glamorgan Flt/400-GL by May 1974.
united kingdom XM871
Fleet Air Arm
Red Sea Red Sea ( 21-aug-75 )
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.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1975


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