Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9597 Register XT427 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location
|By Dave Taskis|
|Fleet Air Arm|
|dd 17 May 1965. 706W Sq/990-CU by Jul 1965|
829 Sq Hecate Flt/418 by Jun 1965
Fleetlands store by Nov 1967
829 Sq Jupiter Flt/443 by Apr 1969. 829 NAS
|1969-05-14||ANorton Heliport, Dartmouth||Accident damaged during heavy landing at Norton (Dartmouth) 14 May 1969, to Fleetlands for repair and held in storage until Dec 1969.|
|829 Sq Eskimo Flt/453 by Jan 1970 until c Jun 1970|
829 Sq HQ Flt/502 by Aug 1971
703 Sq/502 by Apr 1972 still Jul 1976 still Jul 1979.
|1979-07-22||22Jul79 as /502 703Sqn Portland Open Day 703 NAS|
|829 Sq/602 by Jan 1982|
829 Sq Rhyl Flt Apr 1982
|1982-05-20||BAnchorage Delta||mv Contender Bezant 829 Sq / 372 landed on mv Contender Bezant in Plymouth Sound, 20 May 1982 for South Atlantic. 829 NAS Operation Corporate|
|1983-09-06||Cc 9.5nm SW Portland Bill|| Accident 829 Sq HQ Flt/606 by Sep 1982 and ditched in sea 6 Sep 1983 while operating from HMS Apollo c 9.5nm SW of Portland Bill, following power loss on take off, recovered|
At AIU Lee-on-Solent by 9 Sep.
|1997-07-15||DClodgey Lane||15jul97 at Cornwall Aero Park, Helston, Cornwall (The Flambards Holiday Park)|
|Preserved Cornwall Aero Park, Helston by Nov 1986 still (then Flambards) Aug 1994|
To FAAM Yeovilton 23 Apr 1999.
|2005-09-17||EEGDY|| Yeovilton Air Day 2005 at RNAS Yeovilton. Fleet Air Arm Museum exhibit in 829 Sq HQ Flt marks. 829 NAS |