Westland Dragonfly HR.3

C/N wa/h/062

Built 1952

Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Serial wa/h/062 Register WG752 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1952. Aircraft history and location

Aircraft History


united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

del RN Dec 1952
728 Sq / 903 by May 1953
Ark Royal SAR Flt / 970-O Dec 1955
Lee store by Apr 1956
Culdrose Stn Flt / 911-CU by Feb 1957.
1957-10 A Donibristle Conv. HR.5
Westland Dragonfly HR.5 to Donibristle by Oct 1957 for HR.5 conversion, completed by c Aug 1958.
727 Sq / 561 by Sep 1958
BRNC Britannia Flt / 901 by Jun 1960 727 NAS
1960-12-01 B HMS Thunderer Accident 1 Dec 1960, damaged when main rotor hit tail section on start up at RNEC Manadon.
1961-06-30 C Norton Heliport, Dartmouth Precautionary landing 30 Jun 1961 precautionary landing at Norton after suspected engine trouble
To Fleetlands store by Jul 1962, from whence it embarked (by May 1963) on a career of instrumentation and trials, until it was retired in 1970.


1970-06 D Alleyn's School G I Airframe Sold to CCF at Alleyns School, Dulwich Jun 1970, still wearing /901. Transfered out Dec 1985
1986-01 E EGSU Imperial War Museum To IWM Duxford Dec 1985, until c Aug 1991.
1991-09 F Aviodome Museum Exhibit To Aviodome Museum, Schipol by Sep 1991

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