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  • Westland Dragonfly HR.3

    This model is a version of dragonfly

    c/n wa/h/079

    Year 1953 to 1965 Scr 1966

    Helicopter Westland Dragonfly HR.3 Serial wa/h/079 Register WP494 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1953. Aircraft history and location


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    11 May 1953 first flight at Yeovil
    del Jun 1953 to Gosport.
    1953-06ASt Merryn SAR Flt Jun 1953 to St Merryn SAR Flt / 903-MF until c Sep 1953, c Oct 1953 to St Merryn SAR Flt / 903-SR until Nov 1953
    1953-12BAnthorn SAR Flt Dec 1953 to Anthorn SAR Flt / 903-AH until c Jan 1954, c Feb 1954 to Anthorn SAR Flt / 900-AH until Oct 1956
    1956-11CDonibristle HR.5 conversion
    Westland Dragonfly HR.5 Nov 1956 to RNAY Donibristle for conversion to HR.5, completed c Oct 1957
    1957-11DEGQS SAR Flt Nov 1957 to Lossiemouth SAR Flt / 932-LM until c Feb 1962 (but see WG670 for possible date overlap).
    1964-09EEGDR SAR Flt As HR.5, Sep 1964 to Culdrose SAR Flt / 913 until Nov 1965
    1965-11-02FEGDO Accident Nov 1965 seriously damaged in heavy landing at Predannack
    wfu 1965 and sold for scrap in West Bromwich Nov 1966

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