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  • Westland Wessex HU.5

    This model is a version of Wessex

    c/n wa181

    Year 1964 to 1982

    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa181 Register XS512 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1964. Aircraft history and location


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    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1968-09AEGLFFAA displayed at SBAC Farnborough Airshow Sep68 coded W
    1979-01jan79 coded VL/WT 707NAS 707 NAS
    1982-04-24WTBLong Roomdeparted Yeovilton for Plymouth, to embark mv Atlantic Conveyor next day, for South Atlantic via Ascension Island. 848 NAS Operation Corporate
    1982-05-25Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA181, f/f:?
    del Royal Navy as XS512, 10/1964
    w/o 25may82 with loss of Atlantic Conveyor, Falklands War
    WTCSouth Atlantic (AC) mv Atlantic Conveyor 848Sq D Flt/WT, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missile 25 May 1982. Ship subsequently sunk under tow on 30 May. 848 NAS Operation Corporate

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