Westland Wessex HAS.1

This model is a version of Wessex

c/n wa256

Year 1965

Helicopter Westland Wessex HAS.1 Serial wa256 Register XS876 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history


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united kingdom XS876
Fleet Air Arm
Westland HAS.1, c/n WA256, f/f: ?
del Royal Navy as XS876, 07/01/1966
to A2695, unk
to A2626, unk
pres. East Midlands Aeropark.
united kingdom XS876
Fleet Air Arm
d/d 23 Dec 1965 to Culdrose. 814Sq by Feb 1966
826Sq/340-H by May 1966, ditched after engine failure from Culdrose 24 Aug 1967
recovered and repaired at RNAY Fleetlands. To Lee 16 Sep 1969
To NASU Culdrose Nov 1969
To Portland and 771Sq/511-PO Mar 1970
RNAY Wroughton long term storage Apr 1972, emerging 5 yrs later at Culdrose with 771Sq/523-CU in Mar 1978
united kingdom XS876
Fleet Air Arm
1994 preserved inside hangar EGDR /523
united kingdom XS876
Fleet Air Arm
Retired 19 Jul 1979 to SAH CU. to A2695
at AES Lee by May 1984
to G.I. Culdrose marked as /523 with SAH/SFDO Jul 1988, still there Jul 1994 still Jul 2003. (Aeropark, East Midlands Airport ?)
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1979
The last picture i saw of this helicopter it had been sold and the after fusalage had been removed it looked as if being scrapped.

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