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





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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.
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Royal Marines
847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /F 847NAS
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30nov70 Operation Burlap
Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / F-S, took part in cyclone relief operations in East Pakistan 847NAS
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Royal Marines
reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XW 847NAS
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Royal Marines
13may82 Operation Corporate
UK HMS Raleigh mv Atlantic Causeway 847Sq /XW noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later that day for South Atlantic. 847NAS


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