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  • Westland Whirlwind HAR.10


    This model is a version of Whirlwind



    c/n wa371


    Year 1962




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



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



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    XP355

    united kingdom Royal Air Force

    1962-03-28Westland 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.
    1976-01RAF 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 CFS (H)
    official CAA c/n is WAJ 30 on the original paperwork but on 2012 website is WAT 130
    1980-06-15AHorsham St. Faith Exhibit 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. CFS (H)

    8463M

    united kingdom Royal Air Force

    1976-02-06BEGOS G I Airframe allocated 8463M at RAF Shawbury for GI use. Still marked as CFS / A
    (G-BEBC ntu ?) CFS (H)

    G-BEBC

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    1976-06-25Milard Car Services Ltd, London reg 25Jun76
    canc as Positively wfu 05Dec83, doubtful if it ever flew in civilian markings

    XP355

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    2011-03-0404Mar11 preserved at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum




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