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  • Westland Wessex HAS.1


    This model is a version of Wessex



    c/n wa249


    Year 1965




    Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa249 Register XS869 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa249 Register XS869 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location
    By Tony Stafford




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    XS869

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    Westland HAS.1, c/n WA249, f/f: ?
    del Royal Navy as XS869, 03/09/1965
    to A2649 G.I. FAA Medical School, Seafield Park, l/n 1991
    fate unknown.
    to Far East Oct 1965
    815 Sq / 057-R by Dec 1965
    retd UK and to NASU Culdrose by Oct 1966 815 NAS
    1967 820Sqn /64 FAA aboard HMS Eagle (R05) ditched into sea, recovered to ship
    17aug67 as 820Sqn /064-E being recovered onto HMS Eagle after ditching 820 NAS

    Hermes SAR Flt /266-H by Aug 1969
    NASU Culdrose by Jun 1970
    Ark Royal SAR Flt / 056-R by Sep 1970
    771 Sq / 508-PO by Mar 1971
    Fleetlands store by Sep 1971 771 NAS
    G I Airframe to RNEC Manadon, still as /508-PO
    1978-03AEGHF G I Airframe to AES Lee / 508-PO by Jan 1972
    to A2649 by Jul 1975, still at Lee by Mar 1978, still Mar 1980.
    1980-10BSeafield Park G I Airframe to RN Air Medical School by Oct 1980, still there Jun 1990. (Scrapped there 1991 ?)



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