Westland Wessex HC.2


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa139


Year 1964






Helicopter Westland Wessex HC.2 Serial wa139 Register XR517 used by Royal Air Force Everett Aero. Built 1964. Aircraft history






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united kingdom XR517
Royal Air Force
ff 22 Jan 1964, dd 3 Feb 1964. /G by Jun 1968
72 Sq / AN by Sep 1972 still Sep 1978
united kingdom XR517
Royal Air Force
UK Farnborough SBAC Air Show 1972 ( 04-sep-72 )
72 Sq / AN by Sep 1972, at Farnborough
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Royal Air Force
UK off Muck Island Rescue ( 09-dec-83 )
Rescue from mv Antrim Princess
9 Dec 1983 one of 4 Wessex HC.2 from 72 Sq involved in rescue of passengers and crew from mv Antrim Princess, off Larne.
united kingdom XR517
Royal Air Force
72 Sq / N by May 1984 still 1987
united kingdom XR517
Royal Air Force
RAF in 1995 /N 60Sqn.
united kingdom XR517
Royal Air Force
UK Fleetlands ( 11-feb-97 )
to DARA Fleetlands 11 Feb 1997.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1998
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Royal Air Force
UK Langford Lodge Exhibit ( 31-mar-04 )
ex 72 Sq / N. Arrived at Ulster Aviation Society museum Langford Lodge on 31 Mar 2004. Moved to Long Kesh still with UAS on 3 Dec 2005.
united kingdom XR517
Royal Air Force
UK Long Kesh Exhibit ( 11-jun-11 )
11jun11 preserved at the Ulster Aviation Society at Long Kesh airfield, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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Everett Aero
UK Abbey Oaks Sproughton ( dec-01 )
Sold to R Everett, Sproughton by Sep 1998, pres. Shoreham by Dec 2001. To Ulster Aviation Society, Langford Lodge by Dec 2004.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 2004


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