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


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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.
united kingdom WG722
Fleet Air Arm
GR off Zakynthos Zakynthos ( 15-aug-53 )
Great Kefalonia Earthquake relief
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
UK Donibristle HR.5 conversion ( jul-58 )
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
Eglinton Stn Flt/918-GN by Oct 1958
705Sq/530 by Sep 1960, w/o after forced landing near Helston 24 May 1961.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1961

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