This model is a version of Whirlwind
Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.2 Serial wa141 Register XK970 used by Royal Air Force RAF. Built 1956. Aircraft history and location
| Royal Air Force |
|1956-05-25||Westland Whirlwind HAR.2, c/n WA141, ff: 25May56|
del Royal Air Force as XK970, 06Jul56
conv HAR.10, unk
wfu as 8789M, Bramley, Hampshire, unk.
|1956-11-06||AEGPSD||JEHU/11 by 1956, JHU/11 by Oct 1956, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956 JEHU Operation Musketeer |
|1963-09||BOYAA||, served with the SAR Flight at Khormaksar, Aden|
Painted SAR yellow
By Aug66, it had been allocated to the Central Flying School at Tern Hill and coded W-Y. Painted silver and dayglo.
|1983||CLCRA|| Rescue training |
Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 84Sq B Flt / P by 1972, still Jan 1982, to 8789M, rescue training at Akrotiri by still Jan 1985