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  • 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 RN (Royal Navy). Built 1952. Aircraft history and location


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    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.
    1957-10ADonibristle 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
    1960-12-01BHMS Thunderer Accident 1 Dec 1960, damaged when main rotor hit tail section on start up at RNEC Manadon.
    1961-06-30CNorton 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.


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

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