Westland Dragonfly HR.3


This model is a version of dragonfly



c/n wa/h/049


Year 1950






Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Serial wa/h/049 Register WG718 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1950. Aircraft history





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united kingdom WG718
Fleet Air Arm
HR.3 Del RN
united kingdom WG718
Fleet Air Arm
705 Sq / 707-GJ by Nov 1952, damaged in accident 21 Aug 1953, repaired
Ark Royal SAR Flt / 990-O Mar 1955, Ark Royal SAR Flt / 971-O Dec 1955, until c Mar 1956
Warrior SAR Flt (loan ?) Oct 1956
Stored at Lee by Nov 1956
Culdrose Stn Flt / 913-CU by Nov 1957 until c Feb 1958
united kingdom WG718
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Dragonfly HR.5
UK Donibristle Conv HR.5 ( mar-58 )
Conversion to HR.5 at Donibristle between Mar and Nov 1958.
united kingdom WG718
Fleet Air Arm
HR.5, Portland Stn Flt by Jun 1959 until c Nov 1959
Fleetlands store by May 1960
Lossiemouth Stn Flt /934-LM by Nov 1960
Fleetlands by Sep 1962
Boscombe Down by Jun 1963
Fleetlands store by Jan 1964.
united kingdom WG718
Fleet Air Arm
UK RNAS Culdrose SAH ( 18-feb-65 )
to A2531 and to SAH Culdrose 18 Feb 1965, (SoC Apr 1965) , until Feb 1971
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1965
united kingdom WG718
Fleet Air Arm
UK RNAS Yeovilton ( 24-feb-71 )
to FAAM Yeovilton 24 Feb 1971 as parts source for restoration of WG719. Derelict by Jul 1972, still present Aug 1978.
united kingdom WG718
Fleet Air Arm
UK Cardiff Exhibit ( 13-jun-79 )
To Wales Aircraft Museum 13 Jun 1979, repainted as /934 by Aug 1979, until 1992.
WG718
UK Long Marston Stored ( 1992 )
Stored at Long Marston from early 1992, until Jul 1995.
WG718
UK Elvington Spares ( 08-jul-95 )
Spares use by Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group Jul 1995. (Spares source for WH991).


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