Westland Dragonfly HR.3


This model is a version of dragonfly



c/n wa/h/056


Year 1952




Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Serial wa/h/056 Register 0020 WG725 used by Fleet Air Arm (RAN) (Royal Australian Navy) Royal Air Force Army Air Corps (British Army) Ministry of Defence (MoD). Built 1952. Aircraft history and location





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united kingdom WG725
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
05feb53 Operation WaNo
Del Nov 1952
A&AEE D Sq by Jan 1953
sent to Holland for flood relief work Feb 1953. Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment
united kingdom WG725
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Spent some time as trials and research airframe, moving between Government establishments and manufacturers. Trials aboard HMS Centaur mid Jan 1959
wfu Jun 1960
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1960
united kingdom WG725
Royal Air Force
nov60 UK Weeton G I Airframe to Weeton as G I (7703M) Nov 1960
united kingdom WG725
Royal Air Force
sep65 UK MoD St Athan Stored ? to St Athan on closure of Weeton by Sep 1965
on to Odiham (date ?).
united kingdom WG725
Army Air Corps
apr78 UK Museum of Army Flying Exhibit to Museum of Army Flying by Apr 1978, until c Oct 1981.
0020
oct81 UK London Southend / Rochford Stored to Southend c Oct 1981 and reg N9987Q. Preparation for export to Venezuela AF, which collapsed. Stored until 1986.
australia WG725
Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
sep86 UK Clodgey Lane Exhibit Sep 1986 to Cornwall Aero Park, restored and displayed as Navy WG754 / 912-CU. Still present Dec 1993.
To Culdrose for dismantling by Feb 2000.
australia WG725
Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
2000 AU FAAM, Nowra Exhibit to FAA Museum, Nowra during


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