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 Everett Aero Royal Air Force. Built 1964. Aircraft history and location






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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 72 Squadron
united kingdom XR517
Royal Air Force
04sep72 UK Farnborough SBAC Air Show 1972 72 Sq / AN by Sep 1972, at Farnborough 72 Squadron
united kingdom XR517
Royal Air Force
09dec83 Rescue from mv Antrim Princess
UK off Muck Island Rescue 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. 72 Squadron
united kingdom XR517
Royal Air Force
72 Sq / N by May 1984 still 1987 72 Squadron
united kingdom XR517
Royal Air Force
RAF in 1995 /N 60Sqn. 60(R) Squadron
united kingdom XR517
Royal Air Force
11feb97 UK Fleetlands to DARA Fleetlands 11 Feb 1997.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1998
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Royal Air Force
31mar04 UK Langford Lodge Exhibit 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. 72 Squadron
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Royal Air Force
11jun11 UK Long Kesh Exhibit preserved at the Ulster Aviation Society at Long Kesh airfield, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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Everett Aero
dec01 UK Abbey Oaks Sproughton 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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