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  • Westland Wessex HU.5

    This model is a version of Wessex

    c/n wa154

    Year 1963 to 1982

    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa154 Register XS480 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1963. Aircraft history and location


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    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1971-10-31ALMML Damaged 845 Sq/C-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF Luqa on 31 Oct 1971. 845 NAS RAF Luqa tornado
    845Sq/C-A by Sep 1972, 845Sq/C-H by Sep 1973, 846Sq/VZ by Jan 1977, 845Sq/Z-VL by Dec 1977 still Jul 1978, 846Sq/VT-B by Nov 1978 still Jul 1979, NASU-VL /VT by Mar 1982, 707Sq/WQ by Apr 1982, 848Sq D Flt/WQ Apr 1982. 707 NAS
    1979-01jan79 confirmed coded B/V-T 846Sqn 846 NAS
    1982-05-25Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA154, f/f:?
    del Royal Navy as XS480, 12/1963
    w/o 25may82 with loss of Atlantic Conveyor, Falklands War
    ff 21 Nov 1963. To Boscombe Down by Dec 1963, 700Sq 700V IFTU/B by Feb 1964, 848Sq/B-A by May 1964, RNAY Fleetlands by Apr 1967
    846Sq/B-CU by Jul 1968, 845Sq/C-A by Jan 1970 845 NAS
    BSouth Atlantic (AC) mv Atlantic Conveyor w/o 25 May 1982 lost in South Atlantic as 848Sq/WQ when mv Atlantic Conveyor sunk by Exocet missile. 848 NAS Operation Corporate

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