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  • Westland Whirlwind HAS.7

    This model is a version of Whirlwind

    c/n wa270

    Year 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


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    united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)


    1959-09-25ADNKN 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-CUBClodgey Lane Exhibit to Cornwall Aero Park Dec 1975 as HAR.9 /589-CU. Still 1986, more lately Flambards Experience, until 1993


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

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