Westland Sea King HAS.1


This model is a version of Sea King

c/n wa 635


Year 1969






Helicopter Westland Sea King HAS.1 Serial wa 635 Register XV647 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1969. Aircraft history






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ff 6 Sep1969, dd 26 Sep 1969 to RN as HAS.1 700Sq(S) Sq/585-CU by Nov 1969
737Sq/525-PO by Aug 1970, 737Sq/661-PO by Apr 1973
826Sq/144-TG by Jan 1975
706Sq/593-CU by Jul 1975
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Westland Sea King HAS.2A
Converted to HAS.2A from mid 1976, 820Sq/412-BL by Apr 1977,
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Ditched in the gulf of mexico in 1978,engine failure whilst in the hover.with the calm sea, was able taxi to the ship, to be recovered (820 sq-BL-C99)
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820Sq/413-BL by Jul 1979, 820Sq/360-N by Jul 1980
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Westland Sea King HAS.5
Converted to HAS.5 from spring 1982. 826Sq/527 by May 1983, 814Sq/265 by Sep 1983 still 1986.
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Westland Sea King HU.5
Conv to HU.5 mid 1987
771Sq/820-CU by Feb 1988 still Mar 1999, to AMG-CU 24 Mar 1999.
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RN
1994 type:HAS.5U 771Sqn./R-820
1996 771Sqn./20
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771Sq Gannet SAR Flt//707-WP by Dec 2001, still May 2004
771Sq/828 by Apr 2005 still May 2007.
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MSC Napoli rescue
771Sq /828-CU involved in MSC Napoli rescue on 18 Jan 2007.
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Gannet SAR Flt /828 by Dec 2008 still May 2009
to Fleetlands Sep 2009
771 Sq /828 by Mar 2010 still Jul 2014 and stencilled MSC Napoli on sponsons and rear hull.
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UK RNAS Culdrose Culdrose Air Day 2014 ( 31-jul-14 )
31Jul14 with 771 NAS / 828, in the flying display at RNAS Culdrose


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