Westland Wessex HAS.1


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa101


Year 1963






Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa101 Register XS122 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1963. Aircraft history





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united kingdom XS122
Fleet Air Arm
820Sq/290-E by Jul 1965, 820Sq/060-E by 1966, to Yeovil for conv to HAS.3 Sep 1966.
united kingdom XS122
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HAS.3
819 Sq/532 by Jun 1968, 737 Sq/435-PO by Mar 1972, 737Sq/655-PO by May 1979, ex 737Sq/655-PO. RNAY Wroughton
united kingdom XS122
Fleet Air Arm
UK HMS Thunderer G I Airframe ( may-80 )
RNEC Manadon by May 1980 until at least 1993.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1981
united kingdom XS122
Fleet Air Arm
UK HMS Sultan ( 28-may-99 )
Noted within grounds of HMS Sultan, Gosport 28may99 coded 655-PO
united kingdom XS122
Fleet Air Arm
To A2707 Lee-on-Solent by Jun 1994, to A2632 G.I. Fort Grange Medical School, Gosport by Oct 1999 still Apr 2003 (wearing /655-PO), Apr 2007.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 2007
united kingdom XS122
Fleet Air Arm
UK NDAC Tidenham Dive target ( 17-dec-07 )
Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA101, f/f:?
del Royal Navy as XS122, 03/07/1963
GIA Gosport, Hampshire as A2707, unk
to The National Diving & Activity Centre, Tidenham, Chepstow, Gloucestershire where it was sunk on 17/12/2007.


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