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  • 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 RN (Royal Navy). Built 1969. Aircraft history and location



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



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    XV656

    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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