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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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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