Westland Wasp

c/n f.9588

Year 1964 to 1981

Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9588 Register XT418 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1964. Aircraft history and location


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united kingdom XT418
Fleet Air Arm
d/d 4 Dec 1964. 829 Sq Argonaut Flt/466-AT by Jun 1968 still Mar 1970
RNAY Fleetlands by Jun 1970 marked as /452 by Sep 1970 but not released to Galatea Flt (?)
829 Sq HQ Flt/501 by Jan 1971
transferred to 703 Sq/501 Jan 1972, ditched off Portland and recovered by Sea King XV668
RNAY Fleetlands by Oct 1972, RNAY Wroughton by Mar 1974, NASU Culdrose by May 1974 still Feb 1975, RNAY Wroughton by 11 Mar 1975 and /637 code applied
temporarily issued as 829 Sq Scylla Flt/432 until Apr 1976
at RNAY Wroughton by Mar 1977 as /637
829 Sq Arethusa Flt/426 by Jul 1977 still Sep 1977
829 Sq Endurance Flt/435-E by Jun 1978.
united kingdom XT418
Fleet Air Arm
22jul79 829Sqn coded 435 Endurance Flt
united kingdom XT418
Fleet Air Arm
St Andrews Bay Accident ( 13-dec-81 )
w/o 13 Dec 1981 while operating from HMS Endurance Flt/435-E, rolled over following beach landing on South Georgia. Stripped of parts and abandoned in place.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1982

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