Westland Dragonfly HR.3

C/N wa/h/080

Built 1953

Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Serial wa/h/080 Register G-AJOV WP495 used by Royal Air Force RAF ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1953. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

ff 20 May 1953 as HR.3 at Yeovil
Del to Gosport
1953-06 A Ford SAR Flt Jun 1953 to Ford SAR Flt / 982-FD until c Mar 1954
c Apr 1954 to Ford SAR Flt / 921-FD until Jan 1956
1956-07 B EGDR SAR Flt Jul 1956 to Culdrose SAR Flt / 912-CU until Jun 1957
1957-06 C Donibristle HR5 conversion
Westland Dragonfly HR.5 Jun 1957 to RNAY Donibristle for conversion to HR.5 completed by c Jul 1958
1959-04Victorious SAR Flt/967-V by Apr 1959 to c Dec 1959
Centaur SAR Flt/978 by Jun 1960 to Aug 1960
705Sq/547 by Dec 1960
Culdrose Stn Flt/915-CU by Mar 1962 to Jan 1963
Fleetlands store, SOC

united kingdom Royal Air Force

sold to Anglo Diesel Co Jun 1964
1953-05-20RAF Dragonfly HR.3 f/f 20may53
14jul58 conv HR.5
feb80 to Cosford RAF Museum in BEA colours
1974915 D King's School G I Airframe to King's School CCF, Wimbledon
1976-03915 E Durfold Hill Exhibit displayed at Warnham War Museum by Mar 1976
For G-AJOV see also
        s-51 51-34
    1947 s-51 51-35



1980-02 F EGWCpreserved at Royal Air Force Air Museum, Cosford
2017-07-27 G Morayvia Exhibit to Morayvia Sci-Tech museum, Kinloss 27 Jul 2017, re-painted from G-AJOV in BEA colours
(select for original G-AJOV).
2019-05-05915-LM G Morayvia Exhibit still at Morayvia but painted as WP495 / 915-LM by date shown.

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