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 (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.
1978-10-21AEGDTRN: Whirlwind HAR.9 noted in storage at RAF Wroughton , coded ED-30 ex HMS Endurance Flt
1992BNew BythHAR.9, 8654M. To New Byth, until sold for scrap in .

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