Westland Whirlwind HAR.10

This model is a version of Whirlwind

c/n wa403

Year 1962

Helicopter Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 Serial wa403 Register 8873M XR453 used by Royal Air Force. Built 1962. Aircraft history


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united kingdom XR453
Royal Air Force
Westland Whirlwind HAR.10, c/n WA403, ff: 15Nov62
del Royal Air Force as XR453, 29Nov62
wfu as 8873M, unk
pres. Odiham, Hampshire, unk.
united kingdom XR453
Royal Air Force
f/f 15 Nov 1962, d/d 29 Nov 1962, CFS 29 Nov 1962, crashed 7 Feb 1963, to Westland for repair, stored Yeovil Dec 1963, 1563Flt (Cyprus) 1964, to 230 Sq RAF Lauban Mar 1965, back to UK Nov 1966 with 230Sq/W until Dec 1971,
united kingdom XR453
Royal Air Force
UK North Weald ( 03-jun-68 )
03jun68 was first aircraft in that year North Weald air display
united kingdom XR453
Royal Air Force
to 15MU (Wroughton) storage
to Fleetlands store Feb 1972
to CFS May 1974, CFS/H by Sep 1974 2 FTS/A
to 27MU (Shawbury) store Dec 1979
united kingdom XR453
Royal Air Force
UK Shoeburyness P&EE ( jul-82 )
At P&EE Foulness by Jul 1982 still there Mar 1984
united kingdom 8873M
Royal Air Force
UK RAF Odiham ( sep-86 )
1986 to 8873M RAF Odiham gate guard marked as 230Sq/A Sep 1986, still there Mar 1991, still Aug 2006, still Sep 2008.

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