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
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
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
Jun09 at the Chatham Historic Dockyard ( The wooden armchair in the cabin is not an original feature of this helicopter :-)
Sep16 still at Chatham Historic Dockyard
Feb19 still at Chatham dockyard. Rotor has been removed and scaffolding erected
Oct19 still at Chatham dock yard. Rotor fitted.

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