Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa273 Register XN261 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1959. Aircraft history and location
Year 1959 Scr 1985
|By Steve Mills|
| Fleet Air Arm |
|1959-08-26||Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA273, ff: 26Aug59|
del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN261, 10Sep59
wfu as A2652, scrapped by 1985.
|Dec 1959 to 848 Sq / C-B, until c Jan 1963 848 NAS|
|1964-01||AYEADE||SAR Flt Oct 1963 to Centaur SAR Flt / 978-C, until c Aug 1965 Operation Nutcracker|
|1975-11||BEGHF|| G I Airframe To AES Lee (A2652) / 61 by Nov 1975|
open store at Lee by Oct 1980
to Lee dump (minus boom) by Nov 1983, still Jul 1984.
|1983-10-19||BEGHF|| RNAS Lee-on-Solent (EGUS) on the fire dump, RNAS Lee-on-Solent|