Westland Sea King HAS.1


This model is a version of Sea King



c/n wa 644


Year 1969




Helicopter Westland Sea King HAS.1 Serial wa 644 Register XV656 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1969. Aircraft history and location



Helicopter Westland Sea King HAS.1 Serial wa 644 Register XV656 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1969. Aircraft history and location
By Dave Taskis




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united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

1970-02052-RHAS.1. ff 13 Jan 1970, dd 4 Feb 1970. 824Sq/052-R Feb 1970 until c Jul 1971. 824 NAS
1970-10-29052-RAGrand Harbour / il-Port il-Kbir / Vallettaembarked HMS Ark Royal and departed Valletta to position for Exercise Lime Jug. 824 NAS Exercise Lime Jug
1974-07302-PWBEGPK HMS Gannet 819 Sq/302-PW by Jul 1974 still Jun 1975 still Jul 1976. 819 NAS

Westland Sea King HAS.2 Conv to HAS.2 706Sq/593-CU by Aug 1978 still Jul 1979 706 NAS
1979-07-25586-CUCEGDRRN HAS.2 noted at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 586-CU with 706NAS 706 NAS
1982-05-13DAnchorage Delta mv Atlantic Causeway 825Sq/03 landed on mv Atlantic Causeway evening of 13 May 1982, for South Atlantic 825 NAS Operation Corporate

Westland Sea King AEW.2 Conv to AEW.2 849 Sq/186 by Aug 1985 still 1986, 849 Sq/186-N by 1990
849 Sq A Flt/187-N by Sep 1992. 849 NAS
1992-05-12187-N Task Group 318.1 849 Sq A Flt/ 187-N, embarked mid May 1992 on HMS Invincible for Orient 92, until disembarked for Culdrose on 26 Nov 1992. 849 NAS Orient 92 deployment
849 Sq/187-N by Apr 2000 still Sep 2001. 849 NAS
1994 AEW.2A type 849Sqn./CU-187
1996 still /180 849 NAS

AgustaWestland Sea King ASaC.7 Conv to ASaC.7 849 Sq/185-N Jun 2003 849 NAS
2003 ASaC.7 type 849Sqn./R-185
2007 still /185 849 NAS
854Sq /85 by Jul 2009
857Sq /85 by Oct 2009 854 NAS
2011-07-20CEGDR as 849NAS /185 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day 849 NAS

857Sq/185 by May 2014, still Dec 2014 857 NAS
2016-10-06EEGQS Detachment 849 NAS detached to RAF Lossiemouth on 6 Oct for Ex JW16-2 849 NAS Exercise Joint Warrior 16-2
2017-08-16FHMNB Portsmouth asg 849NAS, was lead aircraft in formation to celebrate HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) entering Portsmouth harbour for first time 849 NAS



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