Westland Wessex HU.5


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa153


Year 1963 Scr 2000




Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa153 Register XS479 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Royal Marines. Built 1963. Aircraft history and location





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Fleet Air Arm
f/f 17 Nov 1963, d/d 3 Dec 1963 to RN. 1st production HU.5. 700Sq 700V IFTU/A by Dec 1963, 848Sq/A-A by Jun 1964 still Dec 1965 still by Mar 1966, 848Sq/VV-B by Sep 1974. 772Sq/512-PO by May 1976, 772Sq/513-PO by Jul 1979, 772Sq/623-PO before 1982, RNAY Wroughton, 707Sq May 1982, 847 Sq/XF May 1982 772 NAS
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Fleet Air Arm
18mar82 UK HMS Cambridge 772Sq/623-PO noted visiting on 18 Mar 1982 772 NAS
united kingdom XS479
Fleet Air Arm
RNAY Wroughton 8819M
RAF Brize Norton Fire Section by 1987, still there Mar 1996
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Fleet Air Arm
mar97 UK Stock Breakers Yard to Hanningfield Metals, Stock by Mar 1997, scr. 2000.
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Royal Marines
reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XF 847NAS
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Royal Marines
13may82 Operation Corporate
UK HMS Raleigh mv Atlantic Causeway 847Sq /XF noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later that day for South Atlantic. 847NAS


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