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  • Westland Wessex HAS.1


    This model is a version of Wessex



    c/n wa 70


    Year 1962




    Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 70 Register XP137 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1962. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 70 Register XP137 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1962. Aircraft history and location
    By Dave Taskis


    Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 70 Register XP137 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1962. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa 70 Register XP137 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1962. Aircraft history and location
    By Steve Mills





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    XP137

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA070, f/f:?
    del Royal Navy as XP137, 05/1962
    conv HAS.3, unk
    to A2633, unk
    Predannack, Cornwall.
    HAS.1 737 Sq/770-PO by Aug 1962, 737 Sq/520-PO by Jan 1965, WHL Yeovil by Apr 1966 for conv HAS.3. 737 NAS
    1966-03AEGHG Conv HAS.3
    Westland Wessex HAS.3 to Yeovil for conversion to HAS.3 by Mar 1966, completed c Jul 1967 but accident during test flight Aug 1967 and subsequent repair delayed release until c Oct 1969.
    1971-03-17BEGHF Visiting HAS.3 737 Sq Antrim Flt/406-AN Aug 1970 still May 1971
    17 Mar 1971 visited Lee on Solent as /406-AN
    HAS.3 737 Sq Norfolk Flt by Sep 1974
    737 Sq Devonshire Flt/403-DV by Jan 1976
    737 Sq/665-PO by Jul 1977
    737 Sq Fife Flt (code ?) by Feb 1978
    Fleetlands by Sep 1978
    737 Sq HQ Flt/665-PO by Jun 1980 still Mar 1982 until Dec 1982
    1979-07-2222jul79 coded 652-PO
    Wroughton store by Dec 1982
    AES Lee (A2710) by Oct 1983
    G.I. Culdrose as A2633 by Sep 1988, SFDO Culdrose as /711-DD SFDO
    1983-11-21BEGHF RNAS Lee-on-Solent (EGUS) whilst with the Air Engineering School (AES) as a ground instructional frame.

    2004-05-12711-DDCPredannack 711-DD South side G.I. Predannack 12 May 2004 (upright). SFDO
    2005-08-16CPredannack 711-DD South side at SFDO Predannack whilst still upright

    2007-04711-DDCPredannack 711-DD South side G.I. Predannack Apr 2007 (on its side), Dec 2008, Dec 2009, Apr 2012, still Apr 2013. SFDO




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