Westland Wessex HU.5

C/N wa286

Built 1965 - Written off 1982

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

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

Royal Navy
Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA286, f/f:?
del Royal Navy as XT464, 01/10/1965
w/o 22/04/1982.
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
1974-05-15VL-XE A EHVBat Valkenburg 846 NAS
1979-01jan79 coded B/VC 846Sqn 846 NAS
1982-04-05 B EGDY Wideawake 845Sq /F, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 5 Apr 1982 to Ascension Island. Operation Corporate
Assigned to 845Sq C Flt operating from RFA Tidespring from 11 Apr 1982.
1982-04-22 C Fortuna Glaciercrashed 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. 845 NAS Operation Paraquat

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