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  • 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 RN (Royal Navy). Built 1958. Aircraft history and location






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    XL881

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    sep58

    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.
    1965-06AEGVF Stored Jun 1965 into long term storage at Fleetlands, until c Jun 1968
    1969-09-02Boff Blacknor Point Accident Jul 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 Park G I Airframe Mar 1970 to RN Air Medical School



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