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  • 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 RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location






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    XT473

    united kingdom 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. 707 NAS
    1982-04-05AEGDY Wideawake 845Sq /A, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 5 Apr 1982 to Ascension Island. Operation Corporate
    Assigned to 845Sq C Flt operating from RFA Tidespring from 11 Apr 1982.
    1982-04-22BFortuna Glacierw/o 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 845 NAS Operation Paraquat



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