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..
repaired, 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 1993 Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1993
Weston-super-MareExhibit ( jan-95 ) 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
Weston-super-Mare ( jul-08 ) 12jul08 at the International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare