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  • Westland Lynx HAS2


    This model is a version of Lynx



    c/n 128


    Year 1979




    Helicopter Westland Lynx HAS2 Serial 128 Register XZ694 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1979. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Lynx  HAS2 Serial 128 Register XZ694 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1979. Aircraft history and location
    By Steve Mills


    Helicopter Westland Lynx  HAS2 Serial 128 Register XZ694 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1979. Aircraft history and location
    By Dave Taskis






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    XZ694

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1979-08-23RN HAS.2
    d/d 23Aug79 to NASU Yeovilton
    11Sep79 to NATIU Lee-on-Solent, noted uncoded 04Dec79
    31Jan80 to NASU Yeovilton
    31Mar80 to 702 Sq as 747-VL
    31Mar81 to RNAY Fleetlands
    16Oct81 to 702 Sq noted 07May82 as 746 702 NAS
    1982-07-0505Jul82 to 815Sq, HMS Glasgow, named "Miss Parker" and coded 344-GW
    16Feb86 to 815Sq 815 NAS
    1986-02-25
    Westland Lynx HAS3 25Feb86 to RNAY Fleetlands for HAS.3 Conversion
    1986-10-27
    Westland Lynx HAS3GM 27Oct86 to NASU Yeovilton for GM Conversion, (the 3rd GM Conv)
    02Apr87 to 815Sq
    05May87 to 815Sq, HMS Manchester coded 360-MC named "The Tart"
    28Jan88 to RNAY Fleetlands
    01Mar88 back to HMS Manchester flight
    09Sep88 to NATIU
    25Oct88 to AMG Portland
    09Nov88 to 815Sq, HMS Liverpool coded 332 815 NAS
    1990-06-2828Jun90 to AMG Portlad
    26Nov90 to 815Sq, HMS Manchester Flight coded 360-MC named "The Tart" 815 NAS
    1991-02while assigned to the Armilla Patrol aboard HMS Manchester, swept up into Desert Storm Operation Desert Shield/Storm
    1991-07-1010jul91 at RNAS Portland having just arrived back from the 1st Gulf war. Note the IR jammer on the weapon carrier and the two "kills" on the cabin door which were two Iraqi Naval vessels sunk by this aircraft during the war. The aircraft is named "The Tart" on the nose.

    1991-07-2323Jul91 to AMG Portland
    29Nov91 to 815Sq, HMS York coded 407-YK named "Firkin the P.M."
    18Aug92 to AMG Portland
    08Dec92 to 815Sq, HMS Edinburgh coded 411-EB
    27Jan93 to 829 Sq, HMS Andromeda coded 472-AM
    05Mar93 to 829 Sq HMS Broadsword - transferred to 815Sq HMS Broadsword on 26Mar93 coded 347-BW, noted 346-BW 03Aug93
    05Apr94 to RNAY Fleetlands for HAS3S conversion (56th 3S Conversion)
    10Aug94 to 815Sq coded 307--
    09Jul96 to AMG Portland
    25Apr97 to 815Sq, HMS Nottingham coded 417-NM 829 NAS
    815Sq Nottingham (200) Flt/417-NM by May 1997
    815Sq Exeter (200) Flt/420-EX by Feb 1999
    815Sq Edinburgh Flt/411-EB by Mar 2001
    815Sq Sutherland Flt Feb 2002 until Apr 2002
    815Sq Edinburgh Flt/411-EB by Jan 2003
    815Sq Montrose Flt/444-MR by Jan 2005
    815Sq Southampton Flt/334 by Jun 2005 still Mar 2006
    2006 HAS.3SGM type 334/815Sqn 815 NAS
    2006-07-08AEGDY Yeovilton Air Day 2006 815 NAS Southampton Flt / 334 on the squadron apron at Yeovilton Air Day

    2010-04 HMS Ark Royal Apr 2010 Embarked as 815 NAS 212 Ark Royal Flt / 434, for Ex Auriga 10, until Aug 2010 815 NAS Exercise Auriga 2010
    Noted RNAS Yeovilton being stripped for spares Jan to Apr 2011 coded 434--
    2019-03Mar19, tail cone has been mounted on a wooden frame and is now on display in the Senior Rates mess at RNAS Yeovilton

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    2018-01privately owned by myself, Andy Rawden since Jan18
    Apr20 is being lovingly restore in Nottinghamshire



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