Westland Wessex HU.5


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa292


Year 1965 to 1995




Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa292 Register XT470 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Royal Marines. Built 1965. Aircraft history and location





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united kingdom XT470
Fleet Air Arm
Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 6 Dec 1965,  847 Sq/G-S by 1970, 845Sq/L-H by Sep 1973, still 1976.  845 NAS
united kingdom XT470
Fleet Air Arm
jan79 coded B/VB 846Sqn 846 NAS
united kingdom XT470
Fleet Air Arm
10dec81 UK Seaton Barracks Disembarking 845 Sq/A, part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invincible to Seaton Barracks on 10 Dec 1981
united kingdom XT470
Fleet Air Arm
06mar82 UK HMD Devonport Accident 845Sq/(Y)A damaged (aboard HMS Fearless ?). Offloaded HMD Devonport, to Yeovilton by road 6 Mar 1982 845 NAS
united kingdom XT470
Fleet Air Arm
845Sq/(Y)A, RNAY Wroughton, to AAC 7REGT Netheravon 10 Jul 1984. Dumped Netheravon by Oct 1988 and perished Netheravon May 1995. Some parts to International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare by Dec 1990. 845 NAS
united kingdom XT470
Royal Marines
847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /G 847NAS
united kingdom XT470
Royal Marines
30nov70 Operation Burlap
Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / G-S, took part in cyclone relief operations in East Pakistan 847NAS


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