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  • Westland Lynx HAS2


    This model is a version of Lynx



    c/n 166


    Year 1980




    Helicopter Westland Lynx HAS2 Serial 166 Register XZ720 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1980. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Lynx  HAS2 Serial 166 Register XZ720 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1980. Aircraft history and location
    By Dave Taskis


    Helicopter Westland Lynx  HAS2 Serial 166 Register XZ720 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1980. Aircraft history and location




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    XZ720

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    may80

    HAS.2 to NASU-VL
    815Sq Alacrity Flt/327-AL by Nov 1981 still Mar 1982
    815Sq Newcastle Flt by May 1982 815 NAS
    HAS.2 815sqn from 05apr-24apr82 embarked on Type 21 Amazon Class Frigate F174 HMS Alacrity. Operation Corporate
    HAS.2 815sqn 04may82-17may82 embarked Fort Class replenishment ship A386 RFA Fort Austin Operation Corporate
    815 Sq Hermione Flt/475-HM by Sep 1983 still Jan 1985
    829 Sq HQ Flt/603 by Mar 1987.

    Westland Lynx HAS3 conv HAS.3, 829 Sq Battleaxe Flt/403-BX by Nov 1987 829 NAS
    1988-05AEGVF Conv HAS.3GM
    Westland Lynx HAS3GM to Fleetlands by May 1988 for conv to HAS.3GM
    829 Sq Brazen Flt/331-BZ by Sep 1988, 829 Sq Coventry Flt/336 by Aug 1989 829 NAS
    1991-04829 Sq Gloucester (216) Flt as /410-GC by Jul 1990, returned to Portland for depth maintenance by Apr 1991. During Armilla Patrol engaged Iraqi surface vessels with Sea Skua. Operation Desert Shield/Storm
    1991 HMS Gloucester during Gulf War, pilot Lt Cdr David Livingstone awarded the Distinguished Service Cross
    1991-07AEGVF Conv HAS.3GMS
    Westland Lynx HAS3SGM to Fleetlands Jul 1991 for conv. HAS.3GMS, completed by c Jan 1992
    1992-03815 Sq HQ Flt/304 by early Mar 1992
    815 Sq Edinburgh Flt/411-EB by late Mar 1992 until c Nov 1992
    815 Sq Liverpool (215) Flt/332-LP by May 1993
    1995 815Sqn /B-332 815 NAS
    NARO Fleetlands by Aug 1996
    815 Sq Edinburgh Flt/411-EB by Jul 1997
    815 Sq Manchester Flt/360-MC by Jan 2000
    815 Sq HQ Flt/302 by Aug 2000
    DARA Fleetlands by Dec 2002
    815 Sq Glasgow Flt/344-GW by Sep 2003
    815 Sq York Flt/407 by Sep 2004
    815 Sq HQ Flt/305 by Feb 2008
    2008-07-05BEGDY Yeovilton Air Day 2008 as 815 NAS HQ Flt /305, on the squadron apron at Yeovilton Air Day 815 NAS

    2008-07-25CHMNB Portsmouth Meet Your Navy 2008 as Manchester Flt/360, at HMNB Portsmouth for Meet Your Navy 2008, aboard HMS Argyll.

    815 Sq Manchester Flt/360-MC by Aug 2008
    815 Sq / 312 by Apr 2009
    VA Fleetlands by Nov 2010
    2012-04BEGDY Exhibit to Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton
    2019-07-13 Exhibit 13 Jul 12019 in Hall 4 at Fleet Air Arm Museum, marked Gloucester Flt /410-GC



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