Westland Dragonfly HR.3


This model is a version of dragonfly



c/n wa/h/061


Year 1952






Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Serial wa/h/061 Register WG751 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1952. Aircraft history






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united kingdom WG751
Fleet Air Arm
UK Donibristle HR.5 conversion ( apr-58 )
ff Nov 1952
705Sq/710-GJ by Mar 1953
Yeovilton Stn Flt/948-VL by Jan 1956
to RNAY Donibristle for conv to HR.5 Apr 1958
united kingdom WG751
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Dragonfly HR.5
UK Portland Heliport ( mar-59 )
Yeovilton Stn Flt/948-VL by Aug 1958
First helicopter to land at newly re-built HMS Osprey (RNAS Portland), Mar 1959
Lossiemouth Stn Flt/933-LM by Apr 1961
Sold 1965
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1965
WG751
Feb 1986 to Wisbech until c Jul 1982
Aug 1972 to scrapyard in Ancoats until mid 1977
1982 to location nr Samlesbury until autumn 1986
to Fleetlands Mar 1999 for partial restoration
WG751
UK HMD Chatham Exhibit ( aug-99 )
Chatham Historic Dockyard
Moved between several scrapyards and eventually restored at Fleetlands from Mar99
To Chatham Historic Dockyard by Aug99
Still there Jun09
WG751
Jun09 at the Chatham Historic Dockyard ( The wooden armchair in the cabin is not an original feature of this helicopter :-)
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Sep16 still at Chatham Historic Dockyard
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Feb19 still at Chatham dockyard. Rotor has been removed and scaffolding erected
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Oct19 still at Chatham dock yard. Rotor fitted.


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