Westland Wessex HAS.1


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa 55


Year 1962 to 1972






Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 55 Register XP104 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1962. Aircraft history





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united kingdom XP104
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA055, f/f:?
del Royal Navy as XP104, 20/02/1962
w/o 06/01/1972.
united kingdom XP104
Fleet Air Arm
845Sq/B-A by May 1962, heavy landing after losing power in Brunei 22 Jan 1963, shipped to UK for repair
815Sq/303-R May 1965. To conv HAS.3.
united kingdom XP104
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HAS.3
HAS.3 820Sq/412-BL by Apr 1969, 820Sq/410-BL by Sep 1969 still Aug 1971
united kingdom XP104
Fleet Air Arm
UK HMNB Portsmouth HMS Blake ( 02-jul-71 )
2 Jul 1971 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 410-BL, while in Portsmouth (also aboard on 28 Aug 1971).
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Fleet Air Arm
w/o 6 Jan 1972 with 820Sq, ditched in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta, wreckage recovered. SoC 15 Feb 1972
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1972


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