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  • Westland Whirlwind HAR.1


    This model is a version of Whirlwind



    c/n wa 1


    Year 1952




    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.1 Serial wa 1 Register XA862 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1952. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.1 Serial wa  1 Register XA862 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1952. Aircraft history and location
    By Andrew Thomas



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    XA862

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1952-11-12f/f 12nov52 as Srs.1 G-AMJT
    f/f 01aug53 as HAR.1
    705 Sq Oct 1954, 705 Sq/704 by Jun 1955, 705 Sq/527 by Dec 1955
    RNAY Donibristle by spring 1958
    701Sq P Flt (HMS Protector) by Aug 1958 until c Aug 1959, Jul 1960 to Sep 1960
    700Sq by Oct 1960
    To GI A2542 by Jun 1966 at RNAY Fleetlands
    To Lee by Jul 1970
    1971-07ASeafield Park G I Airframe to RN AMS Seafield Park by Jul 1971 until c Jun 1975
    to Lee by Jun 1975
    to Wroughton store by Jan 1976
    1981-05BBagintonto Baginton May 1981, awaiting restoration there by Jul 1989
    1993-08-29CEGFI at International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

    2013-01DEGCI Restoration The Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group discovered XA862 on the fire dump at RAF Colerne (see photo below) and managed to salvage the cockpit section which is as Jan.2013 under restoration as a mobile exhibit at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Doncaster - Alan Beattie for YHPG



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