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  • Westland Wessex HAS.1


    This model is a version of Wessex



    c/n wa 44


    Year 1961




    Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 44 Register XM923 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1961. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 44 Register XM923 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1961. Aircraft history and location
    By Steve Mills



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    XM923

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA044, f/f:?
    del Royal Navy as XM923, 08/11/1961
    conv HAS.3, unk
    scr Fleetlands, 1992.
    1964-05-31Devonshire Flt /989-D by Mar 1962, attended launch of HMS Ajax in Birkenhead on 16 Aug 1962
    829 Sq Devonshire Flt Mar 1964. Operated from Devonshire in support of British Guiana from 31 May to 1 Sep 1964, when supplemented by RAF 1310 Flt during Aug. Operation White Horse
    1966-11Ark Royal SAR Flt/052-R by Jul 1965. To Westland Yeovil Nov 1966 for HAS.3 conversion.

    Westland Wessex HAS.3 At SBAC Farnborough Air Show Sep 1968 as Wessex HAS.3, A&AEE Boscombe Down by Nov 1968 for cold weather trials, 814Sq/271-H by Jul 1969 until c Aug 1970. RNAY Wroughton 1972, Antrim Flt by May 1979, London Flt by Aug 1979. RNAY Wroughton by 1981. Reclassed as GI. RNAY Fleetlands by 1984.
    1983-05-26AEGHF at RNAS Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus) on the back of a Queen Mary at MARTSU on a stop between destinations




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