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  • Westland Whirlwind HAS.7

    This model is a version of Whirlwind

    c/n wa278

    Year 1959 Scr 2011

    Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 Serial wa278 Register XN298 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1959. Aircraft history and location


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    1959-10-08Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA278, f/f: 08Oct59
    del Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as XN298, 28Oct59
    conv HAR.9, unk
    wfu & donated to the RAF Millom Museum, Cumbria, 13Apr08.
    848 Sq / H-B Nov 1959 to Jul 1960 collided with XN305 / R-B at Sembawang
    846 Sq / X-A from May 1962 to late Jan 1963
    Fleetlands store by Mar 1965
    1965-05AEGFI Conv to HAR.9
    Westland Whirlwind HAR.9 to W-s-M for conv to HAR.9 May 1965.
    Lee SAR Flt/(8)10-LS by May 1973 named Faith by Feb 1975
    Wroughton store by May 1977
    Yeovilton dump by Sep 1980.
    1978-10-21BEGDTRN: Whirlwind HAR.9 noted in storage at RAF Wroughton , coded 10
    1982-12-14CWinton Playground to Linwood School playground by Dec 1982
    1986-03to Helicopter Collection Stoke-on-Trent Mar 1986

    1989-01DWarmingham Stored ex Stoke-on-Trent, to Warmingham Jan 1989.
    1990-05EEuxton G I Airframe G.I. Chorley Fire School May 1990, still Jan 1995, still Oct 2005
    2008-04-13FHaverigg Exhibit to RAF Millom Museum 13 Apr 2008, still Apr 2010. Believed scrapped in 2011 when the Museum finally wound down.

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