Westland Dragonfly HR.1

C/N wa/h/024

Built 1950

Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.1 Serial wa/h/024 Register VZ965 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1950. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

ff Sep 1950, 705 Sq Nov 1950
Indomitable Flt 12 Jan 1951
shipped to Far East aboard HMS Warrior, departed 22 Jun1951, arrived end Jul 1951
Sydney Flt Oct 1951
Glory Flt Apr 1952
Ocean Flt May 1952.

Westland Dragonfly HR.3 conv HR.3 at Ilchester Mar 1953
Albion Flt/901-Z Sep 1954 to Jul 1955
Vidal Flt during mid Sep 1955 for its Rockall mission
705 Sq/708 Sep 1955, 705 Sq/532 by Dec 1955
1956-11 A EGHF HR.5 conversion
Westland Dragonfly HR.5 conv to HR.5 Nov 1956 at Lee, CU Stn Flt/911-CU by Nov 1957 to c Jun 1959
771 Sq/755 by Aug 1961
CU storage Jan 1964
Britannia Flt Jan 1966
CU Stn Flt/587 by Feb 1966
Fleetlands by Sep 1967, soc Jun 1970
To Cyprus 771 NAS
1974-08 B EGDR Stored in storage for the Fleet Air Arm museum at Culdrose by Aug 1974, still Mar 1976.

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