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  • 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 RN (Royal Navy). Built 1952. Aircraft history and location



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



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    WG751

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1953

    1958-04ADonibristle HR.5 conversion 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
    1959-03BEGDP
    Westland Dragonfly HR.5 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
    -

    oct65

    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
    1999-08CHMD Chatham Exhibit Chatham Historic Dockyard
    Moved between several scrapyards and eventually restored at Fleetlands from Mar99
    To Chatham Historic Dockyard by
    Still there Jun09
    2009-06Jun09 at the Chatham Historic Dockyard ( The wooden armchair in the cabin is not an original feature of this helicopter :-)

    2016-09Sep16 still at Chatham Historic Dockyard
    2019-02Feb19 still at Chatham dockyard. Rotor has been removed and scaffolding erected
    2019-10Oct19 still at Chatham dock yard. Rotor fitted.



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