Westland Wessex HU.5

C/N wa281

Built 1965 - Written off 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

Aircraft History


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
1974-03-07 A EHVB 848NAS./VB-B 848 NAS
1976-07-31VJ B EGVI IAT 1976 noted at Greenham Common Airshow. 846 NAS
1982-05-08 C EGDY Wideawake 845Sq /B, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 8 May 1982 to Ascension Island. Operation Corporate
1982-05-14 D Georgetown 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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