Westland Wasp





c/n f.9560


Year 1963 to 1968






Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9560 Register XS533 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1963. Aircraft history





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united kingdom XS533
Fleet Air Arm
d/d 12 Sep 1963
to 700Sq (W) / 995-CU by Sep 1963 and spent some time (without autopilot) aboard HMS Leander for trials
Leander Flt / 479-LE by Mar 1964
829 NAS HQ Flt by Apr 1968, Yarmouth Flt / 456 by mid Apr 1968.
united kingdom XS533
Fleet Air Arm
w/o 15 Nov 1968 with 829 Sqdn, ditched in Lyme Bay while operating from HMS Yarmouth. Wreck to AIU Lee-on-Solent, to RNAY Fleetlands dump (still wearing /456) by Jul 1974, still Jul 1976.


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