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  • Westland Sea King HAS.5


    This model is a version of Sea King



    c/n wa 888


    Year 1980




    Helicopter Westland Sea King HAS.5 Serial wa 888 Register ZA127 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1980. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Sea King HAS.5 Serial wa 888 Register ZA127 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1980. Aircraft history and location
    By Peter Mitrovitch




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    ZA127

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1980-09-09RN HAS.5 f/f 09sep80, d/d 02oct80
    820Sq/361-N by Dec 1980, 820Sq/011-N by Feb 1982, 810Sq/511 by 1986, 810Sq/504 by Apr 1987 820 NAS
    Nov80-Sep82, asg 820Sq was the plane captain for this A/C joining HMS Invincible for work ups at Portland then the commissioning trip to the states In 81, 1982 was a busy year in the south Atlantic completing 166 days continuously at sea, closed up at action stations for 76 days. I actually live quite close to Stirling, so I may pop round to see the aircraft 820 NAS
    1987-05May87 as 810Sq /04 at St Georges recreation ground, Tolworth during RACAL / DECCA families day. The building in the background was demolished Jul13 810 NAS

    1994 HAS.5 type 706Sqn /592 706 NAS
    1994-06-05AHMNB Portsmouth HAS.5 type 706Sqn./592 Flypast Portsmouth harbour 706 NAS D-Day 50th Anniversary Flypast

    Westland Sea King HAS.6 conv to HAS.6 Apr 1992 c Mar 1993
    706Sq/592 by May 1994
    810Sq/509-CU by May 1998 still Mar 1999
    stored Gosport by 2001 still 2004
    GI HMS Sultan as A2846 by 2010 706 NAS
    1996 HAS.6 type 706Sqn /592 706 NAS
    2001-07-19BHMS Sultan to Gosport as Ground instructional airframe
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    2016-05-1212may16 in a campsite in Thornhill, Scotland Restored Wessex Goes on Display
    2016-10-27CThornhill Mains Farm Featured in Channel 4 Amazing Spaces TV programme (Series 6, Episode 6). Exterior restored as 810 Sq/509. Interior largely stripped and refitted as accommodation at Mains Farm Wigwams, Thornhill, Stirlingshire. Type 195 sonar removed and used in restoration of Wessex HAS.3 XM328 at Weston-super-Mare.



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