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  • Westland Wessex HU.5

    This model is a version of Wessex

    c/n wa289

    Year 1965

    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa289 Register XT467 8922M used by Gunsmoke Paintball ,Everett Aero ,Royal Air Force RAF ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location


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    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA289, f/f:?
    del Royal Navy as XT467, 10/1965
    to Gutersloh, Germany for G/I as 8922M, 1987
    to No.431 MU Bruggen, 1990
    to Laarbruch, 1993
    to RAF Odiham, 1996
    to Bramley camp, unk
    to Everett Aero, Suffolk, unk
    to paintball park Hadleigh, Suffolk, 11/2006.
    845Sq/G-B by Mar 1966 still Sep 1968
    781Sq by Feb 1970
    707Sq/WY-VL by Jul 1972 still Sep 1973 still Sep 1974 still Sep 1975
    Wroughton store by Aug 1976
    771Sq/525-CU by Jul 1979 still Dec 1980 771 NAS
    1979-07-25AEGDRRN HU.5 noted at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 525-CU with 771NAS 771 NAS
    1979-08-13771Sq /525-CU, participated in Fastnet Race rescue on 13-14 Aug 1979 771 NAS Rescue from Fastnet Yacht Race
    1981-12-14BEGJ22771 Sq/525-CU visited RCH on 14 Dec 1981 771 NAS
    1982-06-06CHMS Raleigh mv Astronomer allocated to a reformed 848 NAS D Flt to replace losses on mv Atlantic Conveyor, positioned to HMS Raleigh to embark mv Astronomer on 7 Jun
    To 8922M RNAY Wroughton by 1986. 848 NAS


    united kingdom Royal Air Force

    to RAF Gutersloh Jan 1987 (painted up as XR504 18Sq/BF by Jun 1987) for BDRT
    to RAF Br├╝ggen by Jul 1990
    to RAF Laarbruch by Jul 1993
    to RAF Odiham as /BF. Odiham dump by Apr 1996.


    united kingdom Everett Aero

    2003-03DAbbey Oaks Sproughton Everett Aero, Sproughton by Mar 2003 still Feb 2004
    united kingdom Gunsmoke Paintball

    2006-11EBenton End Paintball Gunsmoke Paintball site Hadliegh Suffolk by Nov 2006, still Jul 2009, still Apr 2014, still Jun 2015
    2017-09FLayer Wood Paintball moved to Layer Marney site by Sep 2017, after Benton End (Hadleigh) closed.

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