Westland Wasp

c/n f.9578

Year 1964

Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9578 Register XS567 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1964. Aircraft history and location


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Fleet Air Arm
RNAY Fleetlands store by Jul 1964 to 1970
by Jun 1970 829Sq Gurkha Flt/444
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Fleet Air Arm
nov71 Indo-Pakistan war contingency
Nov 1971 with HMS Gurkha to Bay of Bengal
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Fleet Air Arm
Gurkha Flt / 444 until at least May 1975
by Oct 1967 829Sq Apollo Flt/470-AP until c Apr 1979
829Sq Diomede Flt/423 by Jun 1979
829Sq HQ Flt by Feb 1980
829Sq Apollo Flt/470-AP by Aug 1980 still Sep 1983
airfreighted to Belize to join 829Sq Active Flt/322 Aug 1984
829Sq Endurance Flt/434-E by Sep 1984
wfu Jun 1986, to AES Lee as A2719 by Jul 1986 until Sep 1992
pres. IWM Duxford (as /434-E) from Sep 1992.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1986
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Fleet Air Arm
Armilla Patrol
Oct80-Mar83, as the Flight Commander of HMS Apollo, I flew this aircraft for several hundred hours including the inaugural Operation Armilla in the Gulf in 1981 and Operation Corporate in the Falklands in 1982.: It was a great little helicopter which never let me down in all that time. I also had 3 excellent leading aircrewmen during my time in Apollo: Joe Harper, John Greig and Taff Davies, who shared the cockpit with me and were a pleasure to fly with. Colin Milne, Lt Cdr RN retd.
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Fleet Air Arm
aug92 UK Duxford Exhibit 16jun13 preserved as /434-E HMS Endurance in the Sea and Air building at Imperial War Museum, Duxford

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