Westland Dragonfly HR.3


This model is a version of dragonfly



c/n wa/h/080


Year 1953






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





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united kingdom WP495
Fleet Air Arm
ff 20 May 1953 as HR.3 at Yeovil
Del to Gosport
united kingdom WP495
Fleet Air Arm
UK Ford SAR Flt ( jun-53 )
Jun 1953 to Ford SAR Flt / 982-FD until c Mar 1954
c Apr 1954 to Ford SAR Flt / 921-FD until Jan 1956
united kingdom WP495
Fleet Air Arm
UK RNAS Culdrose SAR Flt ( jul-56 )
Jul 1956 to Culdrose SAR Flt / 912-CU until Jun 1957
united kingdom WP495
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Dragonfly HR.5
UK Donibristle HR5 conversion ( jun-57 )
Jun 1957 to RNAY Donibristle for conversion to HR.5 completed by c Jul 1958
united kingdom WP495
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Dragonfly HR.5
Victorious 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
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1964
united kingdom WP495
Royal Air Force
sold to Anglo Diesel Co Jun 1964
united kingdom WP495
Royal Air Force
RAF Dragonfly HR.3 f/f 20may53
14jul58 conv HR.5
feb80 to Cosford RAF Museum in BEA colours
G-AJOV
For G-AJOV see also:
        s-51 c/n 51-34
    1947 s-51 c/n 51-35
preserved at Royal Air Force Air Museum, Cosford
G-AJOV
UK Morayvia Exhibit ( 27-jul-17 )
to Morayvia Sci-Tech museum, Kinloss 27 Jul 2017, painted to represent G-AJOV in BEA colours. For restoration as a HR.1 ?
(select for original G-AJOV).


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