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  • 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 RN (Royal Navy). Built 1964. Aircraft history and location






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    XS486

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA160, f/f:?
    del Royal Navy as XS486, 05/03/1964
    to 9272M, unk.
    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
    1982-04-19AAnchorage Delta RFA Regent embarked RFA Regent in Plymouth Sound on 17 Apr 1982 as 848 Sq A Flt/WW, to South Atlantic. Operation Corporate
    1982-06-20BSouth Thuleembarked HMS Endurance on 17 Jun and departed for Southern Thule. Inserted troops on 20 Jun. Operation Keyhole
    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
    2005-04To THM Weston-super-Mare tailless as ex 771 Sq/24 by Apr 2005. 771 NAS
    2018-09-22CEGFI Reserve Collection 22 Sep 2018 in open storage outside Helicopter Museum, / 24 with union flag painted nose



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