Westland Wasp





c/n f.9556


Year 1963




Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9556 Register XS529 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1963. Aircraft history and location



Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9556 Register XS529 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1963. Aircraft history and location
By Dave Taskis




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XS529

united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

jun63

Royal Navy HAS1 type
700(W) IFTU/991 at Culdrose by Jul 1963, 829Sq/991-CU Mar 1964
706Sq/510 Dec 1964
RNAY Fleetlands by Jan 1966
829Sq Leander Flt/476 by May 1968
RNAY Fleetlands by Jun 1970, RNAY Wroughton by Dec 1972, seen test flying at Fleetlands Feb 1973, NASU Culdrose by Jun 1974, NASU Yeovilton by Jun 1975
829Sq Tidespring Flt by Aug 1975 still Feb 1976
829Sq/456 Yarmouth Flt by Nov 1976 still Nov 1978
829Sq Rhyl Flt/446 by Mar 1979.
1979-07-2222jul79 noted at Portland with 829Sqn coded 614 829 NAS
829Sq HQ Flt/614 by Sep 1979, 829Sq HQ Flt/506 by Aug 1981
829Sq Galatea Flt/360-GA by Jun 1982, code change to /461-GA by Oct 1982 still Jan 1985
AES Lee by Dec 1986 as A2743.
1983-1985, was Flight M3 on HMS Galatea and this was my cab. Very very sad to see it like this. All M3 mechanics were the "plane captains" and pride made sure we kept our cabs the best they could be. The plane captains name appeared in red within the rectangular fuel tank access panel on each side of the aircraft (access panel also painted in a rectangle. I wa AEM J Cook, my relief was AEM M Pearce. loves that cab, it was oldest in the wasp has 1 fleet at that time.
This was c/s461 last on HMS Tartar and HMS Galatea, flew many years in this aircraft. sadly now a hulk at Predannack
1992-06AHMS Thunderer G I Airframe RNEC Manadon by Jun 1992 as A2696, until c early 1995
Culdrose dump by Apr 1995, G.I. Predannack by Dec 1996 still there Apr 2008, then to St Agnes, Cornwall on 11 Dec 2008
2007-04-07BEGDO wreckage at Predannack




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