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  • Westland Wasp

    c/n f.9543

    Year 1962

    Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9543 Register XS527 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy) ,Ministry of Defence (MoD) Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment (A&AEE). Built 1962. Aircraft history and location


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    united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)

    Built at Hayes, f/f at White Waltham Jan63 as G-17-3
    d/d 1963 to MoD, A&AEE by Jul63 Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment
    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1969-03-19To RN Jan 1968. 829 Sq Rothesay Flt/462 by Aug 1968. Part of Operation Sheepskin in Anguilla from 19 Mar 1969. 829 NAS Operation Sheepskin
    ex-Rothesay Flt/462 to Wroughton by Jun 1971
    829 Sq Rhyl Flt/445 by Oct 1971 and ditched off ship 3 Dec 1972, left by lorry
    Left AIU Lee-on-Solent Mar 1973 for Fleetlands for refurbishment (completed May 1974 ?)
    then to Wroughton by May 1975 still Jul 1976
    829Sq Endurance Flt/435-E by Sep 1976 still Jul 1979
    829 Sq Endurance Flt/434-ED by May 1980 still 1982
    Call Sign whilst on HMS Rhyl was 446
    After ditching repl by XT415
    1982-04-25Aoff King Edward Pointas 829 Sq Endurance Flt/434-ED, attacked and damaged ARA Santa Fe outside Grytviken, South Georgia 829 NAS Operation Paraquat
    829 Sq Lowestoft Flt/451 by Feb 1985, RNAY Wroughton by Nov 1985, pres. FAAM Yeovilton by Sep 1986.

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