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  • 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 RAF ,Royal Marines RM ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1964. Aircraft history and location


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    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    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
    1982-06-06BHMS Raleigh mv Astronomer allocated to a reformed 848 NAS D Flt to replace losses on mv Atlantic Conveyor, positioned to HMS Raleigh to embark mv Astronomer on 7 Jun. 848 NAS
    1982-06-07CAnchorage 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
    1990-04-02DLCRA 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.
    united kingdom Royal Marines

    847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /C 847NAS
    united kingdom Royal Air Force

    To RAF 84 Sq /Joker by 1991 84 Squadron

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

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