Westland Dragonfly HR.3


This model is a version of dragonfly



c/n wa/h/076


Year 1953




Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Serial wa/h/076 Register WN499 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1953. Aircraft history and location





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united kingdom WN499
Fleet Air Arm
HR.3 ff 21 Apr 1953, Illustrious SAR Flt May 1953
united kingdom WN499
Fleet Air Arm
20aug54 UK Plymouth Accident crashed 20 Aug 1954 at Plymouth and repaired
united kingdom WN499
Fleet Air Arm
Jul 1955 to 705 Sq / 703-GJ
Nov 1955 to 705 Sq / 706 705 NAS
united kingdom WN499
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Dragonfly HR.5
feb57 UK Donibristle HR.5 conversion Feb 1957 to RNAY Donibristle for conv to HR.5
united kingdom WN499
Fleet Air Arm
Culdrose Stn Flt/911-CU Jul 1959
Fleetlands storage by Jul 1963
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1965
united kingdom WN499
Fleet Air Arm
apr65 UK Blackbushe Stored open storage at Blackbushe Apr 1965 to Sep 1970.
WN499
Torbay Aircraft Museum
jun71 UK Barton Pines Torbay Aircraft Museum Torbay Aircraft Museum Jun 1971, /-Y still there 1974, 1976, Jun 1979.
WN499
1988 UK Caernarfon Exhibit to Caernarfon Airworld by still Apr 1996, in poor condition by May 2006.
WN499
jun06 UK Aeroventure Dismantled Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group Jun 2006. Still Feb 2016


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