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  • Westland Wessex HU.5


    This model is a version of Wessex



    c/n wa293


    Year 1965 Scr 1998




    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa293 Register XT471 used by Royal Marines RM ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location






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    XT471

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 19 Jan 1966,  847 Sq/F-S by 1969, Fleetlands 1976, 771Sq/524-CU 1979 to Mar 1982, 847 Sq B Flt/XW by 7 May 1982, to 848Sq D Flt/XW as attrition replacement Jun 1982. Returned to UK aboard HMS Hermes on 21 Jul 1982. To 707Sq 22 Jul 1982. 707Sq/ZF by Sep 1984, RNAY Wroughton to AAC 9REGT Dishforth 21 Jul 1992. Dishforth dump by Jun 1994 still Nov 1995. Perished Dishforth Jul 1998.
    united kingdom Royal Marines

    847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /F 847NAS
    1970-11-30 East Pakistan Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / F-S, took part in cyclone relief operations in East Pakistan 847NAS Operation Burlap
    reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XW 847NAS
    1982-05-13AHMS Raleigh mv Atlantic Causeway 847Sq /XW noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later that day for South Atlantic. 847NAS Operation Corporate



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