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  • Westland Whirlwind HAS.7

    This model is a version of Whirlwind

    c/n wa237

    Year 1958 Scr 1992

    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa237 Register XL898 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1958. Aircraft history and location


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    Westland Whirlwind HAR.9 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA237, f/f: 16Oct58
    del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XL898, 31Oct58
    conv HAR.9, unk
    wfu as 8654M, unk
    scrapped during 1992.
    1961-12HAS.7 824Sqn/337-CU Oct 1960 until transferred to 825 NAS Dec 1961.
    HAS.7 825 NAS/317-V Dec 1961, believed to have replaced XN382 on unit strength, until Apr 1962.
    Apr 1963 short term assigned to 848 Sq / F
    May 1963 to 847 Sq / X-CU until c Dec 1964 848 NAS

    Westland Whirlwind HAR.9 to Weston-super-Mare for conv HAR.9 by Mar 1965, complete by Mar 1966. Fleetlands and Lee-on-Solent modified for Antarctic operations by Sep 1966. Assigned HMS Endurance.
    1968-11(4)49-EDASFAL Endurance Flt Operating near Port Stanley with Endurance Flt. 829 NAS
    1978-10-21BEGDTRN: Whirlwind HAR.9 noted in storage at RAF Wroughton , coded ED-30 ex HMS Endurance Flt
    1992CNew Byth Preserved HAR.9, 8654M. To New Byth, until sold for scrap in .

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