Westland Wessex HU.5


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa281


Year 1965 to 1983






Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa281 Register XT459 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Royal Marines. Built 1965. Aircraft history





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Fleet Air Arm
Wessex HU.5 d/d 6 Jul 1965,  847 Sq/B-S by 1969, 846Sq/VB-A by 1972, 848Sq/VJ by Aug 1976. 845Sq/(Y)B by Mar 1982, Delivered to Ascension Island by Heavylift Belfast as an attrition replacement..
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Fleet Air Arm
NL Valkenburg ( 07-mar-74 )
07mar74 848NAS./VB-B
united kingdom XT459
Fleet Air Arm
UK RNAS Yeovilton Wideawake ( 08-may-82 )
Operation Corporate
845Sq /B, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 8 May 1982 to Ascension Island.
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Fleet Air Arm
SH Georgetown RFA Tidespring ( 14-may-82 )
Operation Corporate
embarked RFA Tidespring on 14 May 1982 at Ascension Island as 845Sq C Flt attrition replacement.
united kingdom XT459
Fleet Air Arm
845Sq D Flt/(Y)B May 1982, to 845Sq C Flt/(Y)B Jun 1982, tail sliced off on 24 Jun 1982 following landing accident. Airlifted to mv Atlantic Causeway by Chinook 12 Jul 1982 and arrived Devonport 27 Jul 1982
To NASU-VL 29 Jul 1982.
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Fleet Air Arm
845Sq/D by May 1983, crashed and w/o 7 Nov 1983 at Setermoen, Norway
Lee-on-Solent dump by Aug 1986. Sold early 1987
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1987
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Fleet Air Arm
at Park Aviation yard (Faygate) by Feb 1988. Gone by Oct 1993.
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Royal Marines
1969 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /B
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Royal Marines
Operation Burlap
Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / B-S, took part in cyclone relief operations in East Pakistan


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