Westland Wasp

c/n f.9566

Year 1963

Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9566 Register XS539 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1963. Aircraft history


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united kingdom XS539
Fleet Air Arm
RN d/d 4 Feb 1964
Aurora Flt/185-AU by Apr 1964
829 Sq Aurora Flt/185-AU by Jul 1965
848Sq/Z by Sep 1967 still 1969
848Sq/Y before 1971
to G.I. Yeovilton Apr 1972
at Royal Tournament Jul-Aug 1973 (as "XS566")
to MARTSU Lee-o-S
to RNAY Wroughton Oct 1973 still Jul 1976
returned to service as 829 Sq Endurance Flt/434 by Sep 1976
829 Sq HQ Flt by Jul 1980
829 Sq Endurance Flt/435 by Jan 1982, still Aug 1982
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Fleet Air Arm
22jul79 noted at Portland with 829Sqn coded 434 Endurance Flt
united kingdom XS539
Fleet Air Arm
off King Edward Point ( 25-apr-82 )
Operation Paraquat
asg 829 Sq Endurance Flt/435-ED, attacked and damaged ARA Santa Fe outside Grytviken, South Georgia
united kingdom XS539
Fleet Air Arm
829 Sq Endurance Flt/435 still Aug 1982 still 1985
To Lee A2718 1988, to A2640 1993 G.I. Fleetlands (wears /435 in 2001)
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1988
UK Fleetlands Preserved ( 26-nov-15 )
Nov15 noted on display within Fleetlands Repair yard painted in 1982 colours as /434 of 829 Sq, HMS Endurance Flight.

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