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  • 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 RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location


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    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-XEAEHVBat Valkenburg 846 NAS
    1979-01jan79 coded B/VC 846Sqn 846 NAS
    1982-04-05BEGDY 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.
    1982-04-22CFortuna 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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