Westland Wessex HU.5


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa295


Year 1965 to 1982






Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa295 Register XT473 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history





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Fleet Air Arm
HU.5, RNAY Fleetlands Feb 1966, 707Sq by Sep 1972, 848Sq/VQ-B by Jun 1973 still Jul 1974, 707Sq/WW by Oct 1976, Ark Royal Flt/061-R by Jun 1977, 845Sqdn/(Y)A by Mar 1982.
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Fleet Air Arm
UK RNAS Yeovilton Wideawake ( 05-apr-82 )
Operation Corporate
845Sq /A, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 5 Apr 1982 to Ascension Island.
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Fleet Air Arm
Assigned to 845Sq C Flt operating from RFA Tidespring from 11 Apr 1982.
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Fleet Air Arm
Fortuna Glacier ( 22-apr-82 )
Operation Paraquat
w/o 22apr82 crashed on Fortuna Glacier as 845Sq/(Y)A, while rescuing troops of D Sqn 22 SAS Regt from an abortive reconnaissance mission on South Georgia. Wreck abandoned in place


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