Westland Dragonfly HR.3


This model is a version of dragonfly



c/n wa/h/053


Year 1952 to 1961




Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Serial wa/h/053 Register WG722 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1952. Aircraft history and location





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united kingdom WG722
Fleet Air Arm
ff 16 Oct 1952, dd 9 Dec 1952 Gosport. To Malta in HMS Indomitable 12 Jan 1953, Hal Far SAR Flt/902-HF by May 1953. 728 NAS
united kingdom WG722
Fleet Air Arm
15aug53 Great Kefalonia Earthquake relief
GR off Zakynthos Zakynthos To Zakynthos on HMS Bermuda, arr 15 Aug 1953 for earthquake relief. Departed area aboard HMS Theseus on 7 Sep.
united kingdom WG722
Fleet Air Arm
jul58 UK Donibristle HR.5 conversion RNAY Donibristle by Jul 1954
Albion SAR Flt by Jun 1955
Eglinton Stn Flt/962-GN by Jan 1956
RNAY Donibristle Jul 1958 (for conv HR.5).
united kingdom WG722
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Dragonfly HR.5
24may61 Eglinton Stn Flt/918-GN by Oct 1958
705Sq/530 by Sep 1960, w/o after forced landing near Helston 24 May 1961. 705 NAS
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1961


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