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  • 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 RN (Royal Navy). Built 1969. Aircraft history and location



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



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    XV647

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    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 737 NAS

    Westland Sea King HAS.2A Converted to HAS.2A from mid 1976, 820Sq/412-BL by Apr 1977, 820 NAS
    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)
    820Sq/413-BL by Jul 1979, 820Sq/360-N by Jul 1980 820 NAS

    Westland Sea King HAS.5 Converted to HAS.5 from spring 1982. 826Sq/527 by May 1983, 814Sq/265 by Sep 1983 still 1986. 814 NAS

    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. 771 NAS
    RN
    1994 type:HAS.5U 771Sqn./R-820
    1996 771Sqn./20 771 NAS
    771Sq Gannet SAR Flt//707-WP by Dec 2001, still May 2004
    771Sq/828 by Apr 2005 still May 2007. 771 NAS
    2007-01-18 Rescue 771Sq /828-CU involved in MSC Napoli rescue on 18 Jan 2007. 771 NAS MSC Napoli rescue
    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.
    2014-07-31AEGDR Culdrose Air Day 2014 with 771 NAS / 828, in the flying display at RNAS Culdrose 771 NAS

    2018-09-15BHMS Sultan stored HMS Sultan 771Sqn /828 marked MSC Napoli 18 January 2007 771 NAS



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