Westland Whirlwind HAS.7

This model is a version of Whirlwind

c/n wa231

Year 1958 to 1969

Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa231 Register XL881 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1958. Aircraft history and location


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1958-08-06Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA231, ff: 06Aug58
del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL881, 05Sep58
w/o 11Sep69.
Oct 1959 to 815 Sq / 307 / A until c Dec 1960 815 NAS
Feb 1962 to 848 Sq / L-B (replacing XN300 on unit strength) until c Nov 1962
May 1963 to 847 Sq / R-CU until c Dec 1963.
1965-06AEGVFJun 1965 into long term storage at Fleetlands, until c Jun 1968
1969-09-02Boff Blacknor PointJul 1968 to 771 Sq / 511-PO
2 Sep 1969 ditched in 10 m of water off Blacknor Point, wreck recovered Lee on Solent 771 NAS
1970-03CSeafield ParkMar 1970 to RN Air Medical School

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