Westland Dragonfly HR.3


This model is a version of dragonfly



c/n wa/h/082


Year 1953




Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Serial wa/h/082 Register WP497 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1953. Aircraft history and location





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united kingdom WP497
Fleet Air Arm
To AHU Sembawang in HMS Perseus by Sep 1953
HMS Warrior SAR Flt by Aug 1954
HMS Bulwark SAR Flt / 903-B by Dec 1954.
united kingdom WP497
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Dragonfly HR.5
may57 To Lee by Jun 1956
Conversion to HR.5, completed c May 1957
united kingdom WP497
Fleet Air Arm
HMS Eagle SAR Flt / 973-J by Jul 1957
to Donibristle
to Abbotsinch by Sep 1957
to Donibristle by Oct 1957
Brawdy Stn Flt / 905-BY by Jul 1958.
united kingdom WP497
Fleet Air Arm
HMS Ark Royal SAR Flt / 903 by Jan 1960
Fleetlands by Feb 1960
HMS Hermes SAR Flt by May 1960
Culdrose Stn Flt / 913-CU by Jun 1960
Fleetlands store Oct 1961.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1964
united kingdom WP497
Fleet Air Arm
may65 UK Blackbushe Stored to Anglo Diesel by Jun 1964
to Blackbushe by road by May 1965, until at least Sep 1966
united kingdom WP497
Fleet Air Arm
1976 to scrapyard in Aylesbury by Aug 1970, still Oct 1970
to Uttoxeter by , still there by Mar 1978


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