Westland Whirlwind HAS.7

C/N wa270

Built 1959

Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa270 Register XN258 used by Flambards Experience ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy) ,Ministry of Defence (MoD) A&AEE. Built 1959. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)

1959-09-25 A DNKN Trials to Nigeria as airfreight in RAF Beverley for tropical trials, until end Nov 1959, returned to UK. A&AEE
1960-01to Westland Ilchester plant for reversion to HAS.7 standard.

united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

1959-08-29Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA270, f/f: 29Aug59
del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN258, 18Sep59
conv HAR.9, 1966
wfu 1975
pres NEAM, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, 1993.
ff 29 Aug 1959, tropical trials use, then dd RN May 1960
705 NAS/522 by Aug 1960
Lossiemouth SAR Flt/934 by Oct 1962
to Weston-super-Mare Oct 1964 for conv to HAR.9

Westland Whirlwind HAR.9 conv completed Dec 1965. Assigned to Hermes SAR Flt/336-H by Mar 1966 (after her 1964 refit), until c Nov 1966
(829 Sq/449-PR Protector Flt by May 1967 ???)
Culdrose Stn Flt/589-CU by Jul 1969 until at least Mar 1974. SoC Jun 1974

united kingdom Flambards Experience

1975-12589-CU B Clodgey Lane Exhibit to Cornwall Aero Park Dec 1975 as HAR.9 /589-CU. Still 1986, more lately Flambards Experience, until 1993


1993-10 C EGNU Exhibit To North East Air Museum by Oct 1993 (from Flambards), painted as Culdrose Stn Flt / 589. Still there Dec 1993, still Mar 2018
2017-11 NEAM called North East Land Sea and Air Museum, Sunderland by Nov17

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