Westland Dragonfly HR.3


This model is a version of dragonfly



c/n wa/h/062


Year 1952




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





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united kingdom WG752
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.
united kingdom WG752
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Dragonfly HR.5
oct57 UK Donibristle Conv. HR.5 to Donibristle by Oct 1957 for HR.5 conversion, completed by c Aug 1958.
united kingdom WG752
Fleet Air Arm
727 Sq / 561 by Sep 1958
BRNC Britannia Flt / 901 by Jun 1960 727 NAS
united kingdom WG752
Fleet Air Arm
01dec60 UK HMS Thunderer Accident 1 Dec 1960, damaged when main rotor hit tail section on start up at RNEC Manadon.
united kingdom WG752
Fleet Air Arm
30jun61 UK Norton Heliport, Dartmouth Precautionary landing 30 Jun 1961 precautionary landing at Norton after suspected engine trouble
united kingdom WG752
Fleet Air Arm
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.
WG752
jun70 UK Alleyn's School G I Airframe Sold to CCF at Alleyns School, Dulwich Jun 1970, still wearing /901. Transfered out Dec 1985
WG752
jan86 UK Duxford Imperial War Museum To IWM Duxford Dec 1985, until c Aug 1991.
WG752
sep91 NL Aviodome Museum Exhibit To Aviodome Museum, Schipol by Sep 1991


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