Westland Wasp



c/n f.9597


Year 1965






Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9597 Register XT427 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history






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united kingdom XT427
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.
united kingdom XT427
Fleet Air Arm
UK Norton Heliport, Dartmouth Accident ( 14-may-69 )
damaged during heavy landing at Norton (Dartmouth) 14 May 1969, to Fleetlands for repair and held in storage until Dec 1969.
united kingdom XT427
Fleet Air Arm
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.
united kingdom XT427
Fleet Air Arm
22Jul79 as /502 703Sqn Portland Open Day
united kingdom XT427
Fleet Air Arm
829 Sq/602 by Jan 1982
829 Sq Rhyl Flt Apr 1982
united kingdom XT427
Fleet Air Arm
UK Anchorage Delta mv Contender Bezant ( 20-may-82 )
Operation Corporate
829 Sq / 372 landed on mv Contender Bezant in Plymouth Sound, 20 May 1982 for South Atlantic.
united kingdom XT427
Fleet Air Arm
UK c 9.5nm SW Portland Bill Accident ( 06-sep-83 )
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.
united kingdom XT427
Fleet Air Arm
UK Clodgey Lane ( 1994 )
15jul97 (pic1) at Cornwall Aero Park, Helston, Cornwall (The Flambards Holiday Park)
united kingdom XT427
Fleet Air Arm
Preserved Cornwall Aero Park, Helston by Nov 1986 still (then Flambards) Aug 1994
To FAAM Yeovilton 23 Apr 1999.
united kingdom XT427
Fleet Air Arm
UK RNAS Yeovilton Yeovilton Air Day 2005 ( 17-sep-05 )
17Sep05 (pic2) at RNAS Yeovilton. Fleet Air Arm Museum exhibit in 829 Sq HQ Flt marks.


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