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  • Westland Wessex HU.5


    This model is a version of Wessex



    c/n wa155


    Year 1963




    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa155 Register XS481 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1963. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa155 Register XS481 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1963. Aircraft history and location
    By Steve Mills



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    XS481

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    RN Wessex HU.5 f/f 28dec63, d/d 12dec63
    1968-09-16AEGLFdisplayed at SBAC Farnborough Airshow 16-22sep68 coded T of 845NAS 845 NAS
    1979-07848Sq /C-B by 1969
    707Sq /WZ-CU by Sep71
    707Sq /WZ-VL by Sep73 still Aug76
    771Sq /522-CU by Jul79 771 NAS
    1980-07-03BEGHF at RNAS Lee-on-Solent whilst visiting 781Sq SAR flight, Operated by 771 Squadron from RNAS Culdrose

    1982-06-06CHMS Raleigh mv Astronomer allocated to a reformed 848 NAS D Flt to replace losses on mv Atlantic Conveyor, positioned to HMS Raleigh to embark mv Astronomer on 7 Jun. 848 NAS
    1997-07-30 Rescue 771 Sq/522 on station with Sea King XZ591, off Gribbin Head (c 5nm SW of Fowey) for recovery of Fuji FA.200 G-BEUB, which had crashed into the sea while photographing competitors in the Tall Ships Race on 30 Jul 1979.
    1998-06DFirbeck Exhibit Pres. SYAM, Firbeck by Jun 1998 still Feb 2000.
    2006-03EEGCI Exhibit to Aeroventure, Doncaster on 24 Aug 2000, still there Mar06, still Oct 2018, still Sep 2019



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