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  • Westland Wessex HU.5


    This model is a version of Wessex



    c/n wa291


    Year 1965




    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa291 Register XT469 used by Royal Air Force RAF ,Royal Marines RM ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa291 Register XT469 used by Royal Air Force RAF ,Royal Marines RM ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location
    By Gerrit Kok


    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa291 Register XT469 used by Royal Air Force RAF ,Royal Marines RM ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location
    By Al Henderson





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    XT469

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    nov65

    RN Wessex HU.5
    d/d Nov 1965,  848Sq/E-A by Apr 1967
    847 Sq/E-S by Apr 1969 848 NAS
    848 Sq/VE-A by Jun 1971, 848 Sq/VE-B by Sep 1973
    772 Sq/514-PO by May 1976 772 NAS
    mid70s, 2 recruitment adverts appeared in the Daily Mirror. One was of a Buccaneer, the other was of XT469 when it was 772Sq /514 772 NAS
    1978-05-27514-POABassingbourn Bassingbourn Air Show 1978 At Bassingbourn Air Show 1978 772 NAS
    1978-06514-POBEGDPJun78 as 772Sq /PO-14 at Portland 772 NAS

    1978-10-15CEGVNnoted at RAF Brize Norton coded 514-PO with 772NAS 772 NAS
    1979-07-2222jul79 still coded 514-PO with 772NAS 772 NAS
    772 Sq/624-PO by Mar 1982
    847 Sq B Flt/XN 6 May 1982. To South Atlantic, returned to UK on 27 Jul 1982 772 NAS
    1982-08-01DEGDR 771 NAS to 771Sq 1 Aug 1982 771 NAS
    1982-09EEGDT Stored to Wroughton store by Sep 1982
    1986-12-10FBeacon Barracks G I Airframe to 16MU Stafford as G.I. 8920M 10 Dec 1986 still Jan 1994, still Mar 2003, gone by Aug 2009.
    united kingdom Royal Marines

    apr69

    847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /E 847NAS
    reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XN 847NAS
    1982-05-13GHMS Raleigh mv Atlantic Causeway 847Sq /XN noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later that day for South Atlantic. 847NAS Operation Corporate
    united kingdom Royal Air Force

    dec86

    to RAF as /8920M
    17jul92 preserved at RAF Stafford

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    2009

    2009-08-2222aug09 at Newton-with-Scales Lancashire, in a small compound with a Lightning. Alan Bushell , picture on my flickr
    2013-11-2222nov13 Its on e-bay for £12500
    2014-12Dec14 at Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. Initially in a yard to south-west of Froglands Farm
    more recently moved to a nearby field adjacent to the south side of Froglands Lane (to South-west of Carisbrooke Castle)
    2015-09-2121sep15 is for sale on Ream Salvage for 11000,00£
    2016-10-21HFroglands Farm Accommodation 21oct16 still at Isle of Wight. Local newspaper County Press reported having been named as Sir Galahad, after the ship lost in the Falklands conflict when she is said to have been used as a rescue helicopter and, together with an extension unit containing kitchen and toilet facilities with matching camouflage paintwork, conversion into a holiday let to sleep four. Many of the aircraft's original features are said to be intact with the cockpit remaining untouched. More at Windmill Campersite website http://www.windmillcampersite.com/about-the-site.html
    2018-07Jul18 still at Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. A lovely ‘exhibit’, including wine glasses in the cockpit for the pilots.



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