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  • Westland Wessex HU.5

    This model is a version of Wessex

    c/n wa553

    Year 1967

    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa553 Register XT771 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1967. Aircraft history and location


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    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA553, f/f:?
    del Royal Navy as XT771, 06/12/1967
    to A2673 at Gosport, unk
    to Historic Flight, Yeovilton, 2006.
    1979-01jan79 coded VL/WR 707NAS 707 NAS
    1982-04-24WRALong RoomOriginally selected from 707 NAS as a candidate for 848 NAS D Flt (mv Atlantic Conveyor) but needed repairs after arriving in Plymouth for embarkation and was replaced on unit strength by XS512. 848 NAS
    1982-05-10WRBSpithead Embarked Following repairs, allocated to 848 NAS B Flt on 29 Apr and subsequently embarked RFA Olna off Portsmouth. 848 NAS Operation Corporate
    2014-05-07CEGDR SFDO to SFDO Culdrose by May 2014 as /620 SFDO
    2017-06DHigher Purtingtonto Higher Purtington by Jun 2017 still wearing /620 for restoration to flying condition (with XT761)
    still there Dec 2017

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