Westland Wessex HU.5


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa301


Year 1966 Scr 2009




Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa301 Register XT479 used by Royal Air Force Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1966. Aircraft history and location







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XT479

united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

Royal Navy Wessex HU.5 d/d Apr66
stored near Pafos, Cyprus, l/n Aug04 not present May09
707Sq / X-CU by May 1966 707 NAS
1971-11-23ALympstone Emergency landing Nov 1971 emergency landing at Lympstone after stbd engine computer failed.
707 Sq / X-VL by Jun 1972, 707Sq / WX-VL by Aug 1973. 707 NAS
1979-01Jan79 coded 707Sqn VL/WX 707 NAS
1980-02-11BOkehampton Camp Emergency landing Feb 1980 emergency landing at Okehampton Camp after stbd engine failed in low hover.
1981-12-10CSeaton Barracks Disembarking 845 Sq/B, part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invincible to Seaton Barracks on 10 Dec 1981
707 Sq / ZA by May 1982 707 NAS
united kingdom Royal Air Force

1984-05DEGVF Conv to HU.5C to RNAY Fleetlands for conversion to RAF HU.5C, until c Aug 1984, to supplement 84 Sq fleet
1987-01-26EEGUY Sea Freight Jan 1987 from RAF Wyton to Liverpool Docks for sea journey to Cyprus.
1993FLCRA 84 Sqn RAF as HC5C with spade badge on tail, Akrotiri, Cyprus 84 Squadron



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