Westland Wessex HU.5

This model is a version of Wessex

c/n wa172

Year 1964

Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa172 Register XS498 used by Royal Air Force Royal Marines Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1964. Aircraft history and location


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Wessex HU5C. d/d to RN 1964, 848Sq/T-A by 1965, 845Sq, 847 Sq/C-S by 1969, 707Sq/WQ-VL by Mar 1976, Wroughton store by Mar 1982, to NASU Yeovilton by May 1982, to 772Sq (/623-PO, not carried) in low-vis c/s by 28 May 192. To 848Sq D Flt as attrition replacement June 1982 and sent to Falklands on mv Astronomer, arriving early July 1982.
1973-10-31AEHVB 848Sqn./VC-B visit 848 NAS
1979-01jan79 confirmed coded VL/WQ 707NAS 707 NAS
1982-06-07BAnchorage Delta mv Astronomer 848Sq /ZK landed on mv Astronomer in Plymouth Sound 7 Jun 1982, for South Atlantic arriving early Jul, after Operation Corporate had completed.
Returned via Devonport late July 1982 and transferred back to 707Sq
At RNAY Fleetlands marked as 707Sq/ZK by Jun 1984. 707 NAS
1990-04-02CLCRA in my flying log as 84Sqn RAF Akrotiri
to HMS Sultan (AESS Gosport) as G.I A2641
to Predannack 19 Jul 1999 as /WK, still there Jan 2000.
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847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /C 847NAS
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To RAF 84 Sq /Joker by 1991 84 Squadron

2000-10DHixon Spares recovery to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon autumn 2000. Some parts used in XT601.

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