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 (Royal Navy). Built 1952. Aircraft history and location






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united kingdom XA862
Fleet Air Arm
f/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
united kingdom XA862
Fleet Air Arm
jul71 UK Seafield Park G I Airframe to RN AMS Seafield Park by Jul 1971 until c Jun 1975
united kingdom XA862
Fleet Air Arm
to Lee by Jun 1975
to Wroughton store by Jan 1976
united kingdom XA862
Fleet Air Arm
may81 UK Baginton to Baginton May 1981, awaiting restoration there by Jul 1989
united kingdom XA862
Fleet Air Arm
29aug93 UK Weston-super-Mare at International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare
united kingdom XA862
Fleet Air Arm
jan13 UK Aeroventure 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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