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 Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Royal Marines. Built 1965. Aircraft history



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


Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa291 Register XT469 used by Royal Air Force Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Royal Marines. Built 1965. Aircraft history
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united kingdom XT469
Fleet Air Arm
RN Wessex HU.5
d/d Nov 1965,  848Sq/E-A by Apr 1967
847 Sq/E-S by Apr 1969
united kingdom XT469
Fleet Air Arm
848 Sq/VE-A by Jun 1971, 848 Sq/VE-B by Sep 1973
772 Sq/514-PO by May 1976
united kingdom XT469
Fleet Air Arm
mid70s, 2 recruitment adverts appeared in the Daily Mirror. One was of a Buccaneer, the other was of XT469 when it was 772Sq /514
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Fleet Air Arm
Jun78 (top) as 772Sq /PO-14 at Portland
united kingdom XT469
Fleet Air Arm
UK RAF Brize Norton ( 15-oct-78 )
noted at RAF Brize Norton 15oct78 coded 514-PO with 772NAS
united kingdom XT469
Fleet Air Arm
22jul79 still coded 514-PO with 772NAS
united kingdom XT469
Fleet Air Arm
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
united kingdom XT469
Fleet Air Arm
UK RNAS Culdrose 771 NAS ( 01-aug-82 )
to 771Sq 1 Aug 1982
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Fleet Air Arm
UK Wroughton Stored ( sep-82 )
to Wroughton store by Sep 1982
united kingdom XT469
Fleet Air Arm
UK Beacon Barracks G I Airframe ( 10-dec-86 )
to 16MU Stafford as G.I. 8920M 10 Dec 1986 still Jan 1994, still Mar 2003, gone by Aug 2009.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 2008
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Royal Marines
1969 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /E
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Royal Marines
1982 reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XN
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Royal Marines
UK HMS Raleigh mv Atlantic Causeway ( 13-may-82 )
Operation Corporate
847Sq /XN noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later that day for South Atlantic.
united kingdom XT469
Royal Air Force
to RAF as /8920M
17jul92 (bot) preserved at RAF Stafford
XT469
22nov13 Its on e-bay for £12500
XT469
Dec14 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)
XT469
21sep15 is for sale on Ream Salvage for 11000,00£
XT469
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
XT469
Jul18 still at Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. A lovely ‘exhibit’, including wine glasses in the cockpit for the pilots.


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