Westland Dragonfly HR.3

C/N wa/h/056

Built 1952

Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Serial wa/h/056 Register WG725 0020 used by Fleet Air Arm (RAN) RAN (Royal Australian Navy) ,Army Air Corps AAC (British Army) ,Royal Air Force RAF ,Ministry of Defence (MoD) Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment (A&AEE). Built 1952. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD)

1953-02-05 Flood relief Del Nov 1952
A&AEE D Sq by Jan 1953
sent to Holland for flood relief work Feb 1953. Aeroplane & Armaments Experimental Establishment Operation WaNo
Spent some time as trials and research airframe, moving between Government establishments and manufacturers. Trials aboard HMS Centaur mid Jan 1959
wfu Jun 1960

united kingdom Royal Air Force

1960-11 A Weeton G I Airframe to Weeton as G I (7703M) Nov 1960
1965-09 B EGDX Stored ? to St Athan on closure of Weeton by Sep 1965.
1970 C EGDQto RAF Colerne (date ?) 7703M, still 1974. Moved to RAF Odiham.
1976 D EGVO Stored 7703M, to RAF Odiham on closure of RAF Colerne.

united kingdom Army Air Corps

1978-04 E Museum of Army Flying Exhibit to Museum of Army Flying by Apr 1978, until c Oct 1981.



1981-10 F EGMC Stored to Southend c Oct 1981 and reg N9987Q. Preparation for export to Venezuela AF, which collapsed. Stored until 1986.


australia Fleet Air Arm (RAN)

1986-09 G 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.
2000 H FAAM, Nowra Exhibit to FAA Museum, Nowra during

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