Westland Wasp

c/n f.9543

Year 1962

Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9543 Register XS527 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Ministry of Defence (MoD). Built 1962. Aircraft history and location


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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
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Fleet Air Arm
19mar69 Operation Sheepskin
To RN Jan 1968. 829 Sq Rothesay Flt/462 by Aug 1968. Part of Operation Sheepskin in Anguilla from 19 Mar 1969. 829 NAS
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Fleet Air Arm
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
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Fleet Air Arm
Call Sign whilst on HMS Rhyl was 446
After ditching repl by XT415
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Fleet Air Arm
25apr82 Operation Paraquat
off King Edward Point as 829 Sq Endurance Flt/434-ED, attacked and damaged ARA Santa Fe outside Grytviken, South Georgia 829 NAS
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Fleet Air Arm
829 Sq Lowestoft Flt/451 by Feb 1985, RNAY Wroughton by Nov 1985, pres. FAAM Yeovilton by Sep 1986.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1986

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