Westland Wessex HU.5


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa160


Year 1964




Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa160 Register XS486 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1964. Aircraft history and location





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united kingdom XS486
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA160, f/f:?
del Royal Navy as XS486, 05/03/1964
to 9272M, unk.
united kingdom XS486
Fleet Air Arm
848 Sq/G Apr 1964
707 Sq/V-CU by Dec 1964, 707 Sq/S-CU by Oct 1966 still Feb 1970, 707Sq/T-CU by Aug 1970, /R-A by 1971 (in Malaysia) ?, 707 Sq/WW-VL by Jan 1977 still Jul 1979 still Mar 1982. 707 NAS
united kingdom XS486
Fleet Air Arm
19apr82 Operation Corporate
UK Anchorage Delta RFA Regent embarked RFA Regent in Plymouth Sound on 17 Apr 1982 as 848 Sq A Flt/WW, to South Atlantic.
united kingdom XS486
Fleet Air Arm
20jun82 Operation Keyhole
South Thule embarked HMS Endurance on 17 Jun and departed for Southern Thule. Inserted troops on 20 Jun.
united kingdom XS486
Fleet Air Arm
848 Sq A Flt/WW Apr 1982 to Jul 1982
707 Sq /WW by Jul 1982, 707Sq/ZH by Sep 1984
ex 771 Sq/825-CU, Stored RNAY Wroughton by 1987
To 9272M, G.I. Colerne by Jun 1991, 93 Sqdn Air Cadets 1997 in Bath, wearing /F 771 NAS
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1997
united kingdom XS486
Fleet Air Arm
apr05 To THM Weston-super-Mare tailless as ex 771 Sq/24 by Apr 2005. 771 NAS
united kingdom XS486
Fleet Air Arm
22sep18 UK Weston-super-Mare Reserve Collection 22 Sep 2018 in open storage outside Helicopter Museum, / 24 with union flag painted nose


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