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  • Westland Wessex HU.5


    This model is a version of Wessex



    c/n wa285


    Year 1965




    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa285 Register XT463 used by Royal Air Force RAF ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa285 Register XT463 used by Royal Air Force RAF ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location
    By Al Henderson



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    XT463

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1965-09-07Royal Navy Wessex HU.5 d/d 07sep65
    to AEES Gosport for G/I as A2624, 28sep96
    to Predannack Fire School, Cornwall by may00
    to Air Ground, Hixon, 05dec00
    scr by 2010
    dd 7 Sep 1965, 845 Sq/R-B by May 1966
    848 Sq/VS-B by Sep 1974
    707Sq /WZ by Jan 1980 707 NAS
    1982-04-24WZALong RoomOriginally selected from 707 NAS as a candidate for 848 NAS D Flt (mv Atlantic Conveyor) but was damaged by FOD after arriving in Plymouth, for planned embarkation and was replaced on unit strength by XT483. 848 NAS
    1982-06-07ZBBHMS Raleigh mv Astronomer Following repairs, allocated to 707 NAS as /ZB and reallocated to 848 NAS on 29 Apr. Subsequently embarked mv Astronomer on 7 Jun in Plymouth Sound at Delta Buoy, arriving early Jul, after Operation Corporate had completed. 848 NAS
    1982-11CEGVF HU.5C Conv to Fleetlands by Nov 1982, for conv to HU.5C for RAF
    1999-07-19DEGDOto AESS Gosport by Oct 1996
    to Predannack as /D on 19 Jul 1999, still there Oct 1999
    united kingdom Royal Air Force

    1985-03ELCRA84Sq /Ace of Clubs by Mar 1985. Returned to UK Oct 1995 to Shawbury store.
    1990-1993, worked on her, was not 78 Sqn but 84 Sqn 78 Squadron
    1993-03-30ELCRARAF
    30 as HC type with 78 Sqn on the ramp at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus. Notice blue band for UN duty 78 Squadron

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    2000-10FHixon Spares recovery to Air and Ground aviation, Hixon autumn 2000



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