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 G-BRMA WG719 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1952. Aircraft history


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united kingdom WG719
Fleet Air Arm
ff 19 Sep 1952 as HR.3 Hal Far SAR Flt/901-HF by Jan 1953.
united kingdom WG719
Fleet Air Arm
GR Argostoli Accident ( 20-aug-53 )
Great Kefalonia Earthquake relief
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.
united kingdom WG719
Fleet Air Arm
705Sq/710-GJ by Nov 1954
to AHU Lee-on-Solent for conv to HR.5.
united kingdom WG719
Fleet Air Arm
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.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1970
UK Weston-super-Mare Exhibit ( jun-78 )
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
UK Weston-super-Mare Exhibit ( 03-dec-16 )
03Dec16 as WG719 in bare metal finish at International Helicopter Museum

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