Westland Wessex HU.5

C/N wa272

Built 1965 - Written off 1983 - Scrapped 1994

Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa272 Register XT450 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA272, f/f:?
del Royal Navy as XT4xx, 01/04/1965, perished Predannack by 07/1997.
conv into Green Parrot and xfer 781Sqn, unk 781 NAS
707Sq/U-CU by Jul 1965 still 1971, 781Sq/(818) by Jul 1972 still Apr 1979, 845Sq/(Y)V by Feb 1980, 845Sq C Flt/(Y)V by Apr 1982. 781 NAS
1982-02-19 A RMB Bickleigh845Sq/V, visited RMB on 19 Feb 1982 845 NAS
1982-05-08 B EGDY Wideawake 845Sq /V, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 8 May 1982 to Ascension Island. Operation Corporate
1982-05-14 C Georgetown RFA Tidespring embarked RFA Tidespring on 14 May 1982 at Ascension Island as 845Sq C Flt attrition replacement. Operation Corporate
845Sq /(Y)V, still by Sep 1983
damaged during heavy landing in Turkey 10 Oct 1983 to NASU Yeovilton. 845 NAS
1984-05 D EGDO G I Airframe to Predannack by May 1984 still Feb 1990, perished Predannack by Dec 1994.

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