Westland Wessex HU.5


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa286


Year 1965 to 1982






Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa286 Register XT464 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history





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united kingdom XT464
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA286, f/f:?
del Royal Navy as XT464, 01/10/1965
w/o 22/04/1982.
united kingdom XT464
Fleet Air Arm
jan79 coded B/VC 846Sqn
united kingdom XT464
Fleet Air Arm
HU.5 845Sq/E-B by Nov 1965 still May 1966 still Sep 1968, 846Sq/E-CU by Nov 1969 (replacing XS483), 846Sq/XE-CU by Jul 1971, 846Sq/XE-VL by May 1972 still Sep 1973, 845Sq/B-H by Sep 1985, 846Sq/VC-B by Jul 1979, 845Sq/(Y)F by Aug 1981
united kingdom XT464
Fleet Air Arm
UK RNAS Yeovilton Wideawake ( 05-apr-82 )
Operation Corporate
845Sq /F, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 5 Apr 1982 to Ascension Island.
united kingdom XT464
Fleet Air Arm
Assigned to 845Sq C Flt operating from RFA Tidespring from 11 Apr 1982.
united kingdom XT464
Fleet Air Arm
Fortuna Glacier ( 22-apr-82 )
Operation Paraquat
crashed on Fortuna Glacier, 22 Apr 1982 as 845Sq/(Y)F, while rescuing troops of D Sqn 22 SAS Regt from an abortive reconnaissance mission on South Georgia. Wreck abandoned in place.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1982


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