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    c/n f.9566


    Year 1963




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






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    XS539

    united kingdom 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
    1979-07-2222jul79 noted at Portland with 829Sqn coded 434 Endurance Flt 829 NAS
    1982-04-25Aoff King Edward Pointasg 829 Sq Endurance Flt/435-ED, attacked and damaged ARA Santa Fe outside Grytviken, South Georgia 829 NAS Operation Paraquat
    829 Sq Endurance Flt/435 still Aug 1982 still 1985
    To Lee A2718 1988, to A2640 1993 G.I. Fleetlands (wears /435 in 2001) 829 NAS
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    2015-11BEGVF Preserved Nov15 noted on display within Fleetlands Repair yard painted in 1982 colours as /434 of 829 Sq, HMS Endurance Flight.



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