Westland Dragonfly HR.1


This model is a version of dragonfly



c/n wa/h/010


Year 1949 Scr 1974




Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.1 Serial wa/h/010 Register VX597 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1949. Aircraft history and location





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united kingdom VX597
Fleet Air Arm
Built as HR.1 ff Oct 1949. 705Sq by Jan 1950, Indomitable SAR Flt by Jan 1952. For conv to HR.3
united kingdom VX597
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Dragonfly HR.3
HR.3 conv by Mar 1953. Culdrose Stn Flt/901 by Jun 1953, Eagle SAR Flt/902-J by Sep 1955, Culdrose Stn Flt/912-CU by Mar 1956, 705Sq/531 by Aug 1956. For conv to HR.5 before Nov 1956.
united kingdom VX597
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Dragonfly HR.5
HR.5 conv by May 1958. Centaur SAR Flt Jan 1959, 700Sq by Mar 1959, Culdrose Stn Flt/913-CU by Mar 1962
Sold 1964.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1964
VX597
1970 UK Blackbushe Open storage Open storage at Blackbushe by
sold to Yateley Commercial Motors of Camberley by 1974 and scrapped by Jun 1974


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