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  • 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 Royal Marines RM ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location


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    united kingdom 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.. 845 NAS
    1974-03-07AEHVB 848NAS./VB-B 848 NAS
    1982-05-08BEGDY Wideawake 845Sq /B, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 8 May 1982 to Ascension Island. Operation Corporate
    1982-05-14CGeorgetown RFA Tidespring embarked RFA Tidespring on 14 May 1982 at Ascension Island as 845Sq C Flt attrition replacement. Operation Corporate
    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. 845 NAS
    1983-11-07D Accident 845Sq / (Y)D by May 1983, crashed and w/o 7 Nov 1983 at Setermoen, Norway during Exercise Clockwork
    Lee-on-Solent dump by Aug 1986. Sold early 1987 845 NAS
    1988-02 Breakers Yard at Park Aviation yard (Faygate) by Feb 1988. Gone by Oct 1993.
    united kingdom Royal Marines

    847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /B 847NAS
    1970-11-30 East Pakistan Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / B-S, took part in cyclone relief operations in East Pakistan 847NAS Operation Burlap

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