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  • Westland Wessex HAS.1

    This model is a version of Wessex

    c/n wa255

    Year 1965 to 1974 Scr 1978

    Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa255 Register XS875 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location


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    Westland HAS.1, c/n WA255, f/f: ?
    del Royal Navy as XS875, 06/01/1966
    w/o 03/1974
    to Brize Norton fire dump 09/1976
    perished 1978.
    737 Sq/527-PO by Feb 1966
    829 Sq Hampshire Flt/402-HA by Mar 1968 still Jun 1968
    Culdrose store Jan 1970
    706 Sq/573 by Jul 1970
    771 Sq by Mar 1971
    Ark Royal SAR Flt / 047-R by May 1973
    1974-09-04047-RALyme Bay (central) Accident While assigned as Ark Royal SAR Flt /047-R crashed on deck during landing after engine failure, off Lyme Bay
    1974-09-07 Accident w/o 07sep74 off north Scotland on taking-off from HMS Ark Royal (R09)
    1974-12BEGVF Spares recovery RNAY Fleetlands Dec 1974 for spares recovery
    to Brize Norton by Oct 1976 scr. 1978.

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