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 (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location



Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa283 Register XT461 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location
Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa283 Register XT461 used by Fleet Air Arm (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 845Sq/F-B by Oct 1965 still May 1966
845Sq/R-B by Jun 1969
846Sq/D-CU by Oct 1969 still May 1970
846Sq/XD by Jul 1971
846Sq/XD-VL by Jun 1972 still Sep 1973
Detached to Resource Flt/XD Dec 1973 and returned 846Sq/XD before Feb 1974
846Sq/VA by Aug 1976
845Sq/A-VL by Aug 1977
846Sq/VR-B by Oct 1978
845Sq/W by Jan 1982 still Apr 1984
771Sq/825-CU by May 1986 still Aug 1987
1976 (top) as 846Sq as /VA-VL as lifts off from USS Austin (LPD-4)

1979-01jan79 confirmed coded B/V-R 846Sqn 846 NAS
1980s, (bot) as HU.5 type 771Sqd /CU-25 on rescue demonstration off St.Mawes Quey 771 NAS

1987-10-16ATrewavas Headw/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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