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  • Westland Wessex HU.5


    This model is a version of Wessex



    c/n wa283


    Year 1965 to 1987




    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa283 Register XT461 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa283 Register XT461 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location
    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa283 Register XT461 used by Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location
    By Neil Randell





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    XT461

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    Wessex HU.5 dd 5 Aug 1965
    to 845 Sq/F-B by Oct 1965 still May 1966
    845 Sq/R-B by Jun 1969
    846 Sq/D-CU by Oct 1969 still May 1970
    846 Sq/XD by Jul 1971
    846Sq/XD-VL by Jun 1972 still Sep 1973
    Detached to Resource Flt/XD Dec 1973 and returned 846 Sq/XD before Feb 1974
    846 Sq/VA by Aug 1976.
    1976 as 846Sq as /VA-VL as lifts off from USS Austin (LPD-4)

    845 Sq/A-VL by Aug 1977
    846 Sq/VR-B by Oct 1978
    1979-01jan79 confirmed coded B/V-R 846Sqn 846 NAS
    W845 Sq/W by Jan 1982
    845 Sq E Flt / W, embarked HMS Intrepid off Weymouth on 26 Apr and sailed for Ascension Is. Transferred to RFA Tidepool for onward journey south. After service in theatre, embarked mv Atlantic Causeway and arrived in Devonport on 27 Jul. Still 845 NAS / W Apr 1984. 845 NAS
    1980s, as HU.5 type 771Sqd /CU-25 on rescue demonstration off St.Mawes Quey 771 NAS

    1986-05825-CU771 Sq/825-CU by May 1986 still Aug 1987 771 NAS
    1987-10-16ATrewavas Head Accident w/o 16 Oct 1987 with 771Sq/825-CU when ditched in Mounts Bay near Porthleven (Cornwall, UK) following engine failure. 771 NAS



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