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  • Westland Dragonfly HR.3


    This model is a version of dragonfly



    c/n wa/h/050


    Year 1952




    Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Serial wa/h/050 Register WG719 G-BRMA used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1952. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Serial wa/h/050 Register WG719 G-BRMA used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1952. Aircraft history and location
    By Dave Taskis



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    WG719

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    ff 19 Sep 1952 as HR.3 Hal Far SAR Flt/901-HF by Jan 1953. 728 NAS
    1953-08-20ALGKF Accident To Zakynthos on HMS Bermuda (C52), arr 15 Aug 1953 for earthquake relief. Damaged during sloping ground landing at Argostoli on 20 Aug 1953, recovered to UK by Nov 1953 and repaired. Great Kefalonia Earthquake relief
    705Sq/710-GJ by Nov 1954
    to AHU Lee-on-Solent for conv to HR.5. 705 NAS

    Westland Dragonfly HR.5 Yeovilton Stn Flt/948-VL by May 1958
    [776Sq 1959-1961 ?]
    BRNC Flt/900 by Oct 1963
    to RNAY Fleetlands Jun 1967.

    G-BRMA

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    1978-06BEGFI Exhibit To Weston-super-Mare Apr 1976, for British Rotorcraft Museum Jun 1978 as WG719/902
    restored RAF Shawbury Jun 1983-1984
    Returned to Weston-super-Mare 1985, registration cancelled Mar 1989
    Damaged in gale Jan 1990, restored Aug 1998 in metal finish
    on indoor display at The Helicopter Museum Weston-super-Mare, still 2005, still Nov 2016

    WG719

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    2016-12-03BEGFI Exhibit as WG719 in bare metal finish at International Helicopter Museum




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