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 Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location



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