Westland Whirlwind HAR.10

This model is a version of Whirlwind

c/n wa371

Year 1962

Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 Serial wa371 Register 8463M G-BEBC XP355 used by Royal Air Force. Built 1962. Aircraft history and location


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united kingdom XP355
Royal Air Force
Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA371, ff: 28Mar62
del Royal Air Force as XP355, 05Apr62
wfu as 8463M, [ntu]
to G-BEBC, unk
pres Norwich, unk.
united kingdom XP355
Royal Air Force
RAF Central Flying School (CFS) March 1962
by 1965 22 Squadron in the Air Sea Rescue Role
RAF Benson in 1969 for special communications and VIP duties
Upgraded in 1970 by Westland Helicopters
RAF Northolt for more VIP duties 1971
Nov73 RAF Benson 21 Squadron
RAF Shawbury Jan76 - 1979
to Park Aviation Supply Company before moving again to Norwich Museum
united kingdom XP355
Royal Air Force
official CAA c/n is WAJ 30 on the original paperwork but on 2012 website is WAT 130
united kingdom XP355
Royal Air Force
UK Horsham St. Faith Exhibit ( 15-jun-80 )
to City of Norwich Aviation Museum on 15 Jun 1980, still marked as CFS / A. Restored to 22 Squadron markings. Still there Mar 2011, still there Mar 2018.
united kingdom 8463M
Royal Air Force
UK RAF Shawbury G I Airframe ( 06-feb-76 )
allocated 8463M at RAF Shawbury for GI use. Still marked as CFS / A
(G-BEBC ntu ?)
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1979
Milard Car Services Ltd, London reg 25Jun76
canc as Positively wfu 05Dec83, doubtful if it ever flew in civilian markings
04Mar11 preserved at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum

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