Westland Wasp

C/N f.9720

Built 1968

Helicopter Westland Wasp Serial f.9720 Register N9720 XV625 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1968. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

1968-11471-PBRN d/d May68 829 Sq Phoebe Flt/471-PB Nov 1968 to Dec 1970, 829 Sq Phoebe Flt/471-PB Apr 1971 to Aug 1974 829 NAS
1971-10-05A2735 A HMS Thunderer G I Airframe To RNEC Manadon as /471-PB. Still 1974, still 1976, still Mar 1978 until at least 1992.
1992A2649 A HMS Thunderer G I Airframe , this Wasp was at RNEC Manadon during my draft, she was used for blade tracking and engine testing for new Air Engineers. we maintained her in full ground running condition. She was the very last wasp to be functional in the Royal navy, departing Manadon for Gosport when Manadon closed in . During the closure of RNAS Portland she was loaned to the base as an exhibit, prior to this we mounted HMS Thunderer crests on each exhaust blank and had HMS Thunderer painted across the nose.
1995-03-01 B EGDR 706 NAS 50 years display To RNAS Culdrose early 1995 for 50th anniversary of 706 NAS, static display.
1995-10 C HMS Sultan G I Airframe to Gosport.
1998-09-18 D EGDP Base closure temporarily to 702 NAS during events marking closure of RNAS Portland. Returned to HMS Sultan Nov 1998. 702 NAS
2001-08-23471 C HMS Sultan G I Airframe in white titling at HMS Sultan.
2003-07-17 E EGVA RIAT 2003 noted at RIAT 2003, in static display.
2013-09 DSA Sep13 declared to DSA for sale
2014-10-20 20oct14 on sale by MoD-Sales


2017-07-20 20jul17 purchased from MoD-Sales. To be transported to Hannibal, NY for restoration



2018-01Reg N9720 Jan 2018

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