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    c/n f.9613


    Year 1966




    Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9613 Register XT443 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1966. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9613 Register XT443 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1966. Aircraft history and location
    By Steve Mills



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    XT443

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    apr66

    60th Royal Navy Wasp HAS.1 built at Hayes, ff 29 Mar 1966 at Yeovil
    dd 20 Apr 1966 to RNAY Fleetlands
    829Sq Bacchante Flt/425 by Feb 1969 to c Jul 1969
    829Sq Lowestoft Flt/452 Mar 1970 until damaged during heavy landing 17 Feb 1971
    Jun70-Feb71, I was the Flight Commander HMS Lowestoft and according to my logbook I had XT443 when damage was sustained to the tail cone during a cross deck landing requiring return to RN Aircraft Yard Flatlands for repair..
    1972-03-20AChickerell Accident repaired, to 703Sq by Aug 1971
    829Sq Mohawk Flt/474-MO by Feb 1972 but damaged after in-flight engine failure 20 Mar 1972 nr Chickerell
    1993repaired, to 829 NAS Galatea Flt/461 by Dec 1974 until c Apr 1977
    To RNAY Wroughton 1977 for storage and overhaul, completed 1981
    To 829 NAS Aurora Flt/422 1981
    Surplus to requirement and retired by 1987.
    -

    1995

    1995-01BEGFI Exhibit to Westland for storage
    Donated to The Helicopter Museum, delivered Jan 1995, put in main collection in Nov 2002 after 5 year restoration
    preserved THM Weston-super-Mare as /422-AU
    2008-07-12BEGFI12 at the International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare




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