Westland Dragonfly HR.3


This model is a version of dragonfly



c/n wa/h/069


Year 1953




Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Serial wa/h/069 Register WN492 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1953. Aircraft history and location





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united kingdom WN492
Fleet Air Arm
Feb 1953 flew at Yeovil on 25 Feb
del Gosport 19 Mar 1953
May 1953 to 705 Sq / 703-GJ until c Mar 1954 705 NAS
united kingdom WN492
Fleet Air Arm
30sep55 UK Donibristle Repair Mar 1955 to Ark Royal SAR Flt / 900-O
Sep 1955 to Bulwark SAR Flt / 904-B and crashed on deck 14 Sep 1955, Sep 1955 to Donibristle for repair.
united kingdom WN492
Fleet Air Arm
nov56 UK Anthorn SAR Flt Nov 1956 to Anthorn SAR Flt / 900 until Dec 1957
united kingdom WN492
Fleet Air Arm
Westland Dragonfly HR.5
dec57 UK Donibristle Conv HR.5 Dec 1957 to Donibristle for conv to HR.5, completed c May 1958
united kingdom WN492
Fleet Air Arm
jun58 UK RNAS Culdrose SAR Flt Jun 1958 to Culdrose SAR Flt / 900-CU
Sep 1958 to Fleetlands
united kingdom WN492
Fleet Air Arm
Jul 1959 to Lossiemouth SAR Flt / 934-LM, crashed in Plockton 1 Sep 1960
wreckage in a local scrapyard by 1971


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