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  • Saunders Roe Saro P.531

    c/n s2/5270

    Year 1958 to 1962

    Helicopter Saunders Roe Saro P.531 Serial s2/5270 Register XN334 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy) ,Westland. Built 1958. Aircraft history and location


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    united kingdom Westland

    P.531 O/N built at Eastleigh, to UK Royal Navy for trials.
    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1962-03-04Ac 7nm SW Portland Bill SW of Portland Bill Delivered into RN service 6 Oct 1959 as 3rd trials airframe, aboard HMS Undaunted. 700Sq by May 1960, 771Sq/758 by Aug 1961. Ditched off Portland 4 Mar 1962 while operating from HMS Ashanti, wreck recovered.
    To AIU Lee-on-Solent
    to Arbroath (A2525) by Sep 1962 still Jul 1968
    Stored at RNAS Yeovilton by Aug 1978. (Short spell at The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare around 1983 ?)
    1990-03BCrawley College G I Airframe to Crawley Technical College by Mar 1990, still Jul 1993. Returned to FAA Museum 8 Aug 1996
    Elsewhere ? Returned FAA Museum (Yeovilton) 22 Nov 1999. To its Cobham Hall storage site by Sep 2002.

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