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  • Westland Sea King HAS.1


    This model is a version of Sea King



    c/n wa 637


    Year 1969




    Helicopter Westland Sea King HAS.1 Serial wa 637 Register XV649 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1969. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Sea King HAS.1 Serial wa 637 Register XV649 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1969. Aircraft history and location
    By Dave Taskis


    Helicopter Westland Sea King HAS.1 Serial wa 637 Register XV649 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1969. Aircraft history and location
    By Peter Mitrovitch




    Helicopter Westland Sea King HAS.1 Serial wa 637 Register XV649 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1969. Aircraft history and location




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    XV649

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1969-09-21RN
    f/f 21sep69, d/d 06oct69 Built as HAS.1, conv to HAS.2A then AEW.2A
    Served with 700Sq(S), 706 & 849 NAS 700 NAS
    HAS.1 700Sq(S) Sq/587-CU 1969
    Non-stop flight from Lands End to John OGroats on 13 May 1970 in 4hrs 19min 21 sec
    737 Sq by 1972
    (ex 737Sq?)/663 at Fleetlands Jun 1976
    706Sq/592-CU by Sep 1977
    706Sq/588-CU by Aug 1978 737 NAS
    1982-04-03AHMD Devonport RFA Olmeda
    Westland Sea King HAS.2A arrived in Devonport on 3 Apr, aboard RFA Olmeda as 824Sq A Flt/355 and departed with her on 5 Apr 1982. Operation Corporate

    Westland Sea King AEW.2 Conv to AEW.2A at Fleetlands by 1986
    849Sq/183-R by 1988
    849Sq B Flt/183-R by May 1990 849 NAS
    1985-02-13
    Westland Sea King AEW.2 Converted by 1984
    13Feb85 noted RNAS Lee-on-Solent uncoded of 849 Squadron, HQ Flight
    20Nov86 noted RNAS Portland coded R.183 of 849 Squadron, B Flight, HMS Ark Royal
    30Apr98 delivered to AMG Culdrose coded N.186 849 NAS
    1988-03-18BNLRTM Wilhelminakade 18-22mar88 type:AEW2 849Sqn./R-183 embarked HMS Ark Royal (R07)
    1993-01CDalmatian coast849 Sq B Flt/184-R operating from HMS Ark Royal along the Dalmatian coastline, Jan - Jul 1993 849 NAS UNPROFOR
    849 Sq B Flt/184-R by Mar 1993, still Mar 1999 849 NAS
    1996 type:AEW2A embarked aboard HMS Invincible (R05). 849Sqn./N-186
    1998 type:AEW2A embarked aboard HMS Illustrious (R06). 849Sqn./L-184
    1999-09-28DNLAMS type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-184 embarked aboard HMS Illustrious (R06).
    2000 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-183 849 NAS

    AgustaWestland Sea King ASaC.7 Conv to ASaC.7, 849Sq HQ Flt/180-CU by Jul 2003
    still Sep 2004
    854Sq/180 13 Dec 2006
    still Jul 2009 849 NAS
    2003 type:ASaC7 849Sqn./CU-180
    2004 type:ASaC7 849Sqn./CU-180 849 NAS
    2009 type:ASaC7 849Sqn./180 849 NAS
    2009-07-11EEGDY as 849 NAS /180 in the flying display at Yeovilton Air Day 2009 849 NAS Yeovilton Air Day 2009

    2012-10-18FEGWU as /cu-80 at RAF Northolt



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