Westland Wessex HU.5


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa290


Year 1965




Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa290 Register XT468 used by Royal Marines Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location






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united kingdom XT468
Fleet Air Arm
Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 31 Oct 1965,  847 Sq/H-S by 1969, 737 Sq Tidespring Flt/332-TS by 1975, 771Sq/530-CU by 1979, 845Sq/(Y)D by Mar 1982.
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Fleet Air Arm
02dec68, I flew this airframe whilst appointed to 845NAS (on exercise RAF Marham) 845 NAS
united kingdom XT468
Fleet Air Arm
31oct73 NL Valkenburg 848Sqn./VL-B visit 848 NAS
united kingdom XT468
Fleet Air Arm
07mar74 NL Valkenburg 848NAS./VL-B 848 NAS
united kingdom XT468
Fleet Air Arm
19feb82 UK RMB Bickleigh 845Sq/D, visited RMB on 19-20 Feb 1982 845 NAS
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Fleet Air Arm
04apr82 Operation Corporate
SH Wideawake Wideawake 845Sq /D, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton with XT765 /S on 4 Apr, via Dakar to Ascension Island.
united kingdom XT468
Fleet Air Arm
Was airborne when mv Atlantic Conveyor was sunk by Exocet and transferred to 848Sq D Flt 25 May 1982
Returned to Yeovilton Aug 1982 for 845Sq
845Sq D Flt/D by May 1984
to RNAY Fleetlands by Jun 1984 845 NAS
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Fleet Air Arm
1985 772Sqn /LS-628 772 NAS
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Fleet Air Arm
772Sq/628-PO by 1987
RNAY Wroughton, to AES Lee-on-Solent as A2757 25 Jun 1991 still Jan 1993, to A2667 1993
to AESS HMS Sultan Gosport by Feb 1997 and had rear fuselage of XT460 fitted
to SFDO-CU, to G.I. Predannack on 17 Jan 1998, still Jul 1999, Aug 2005, Apr 2007.
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Fleet Air Arm
apr07 UK Predannack 09 at Predannack airfield
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Royal Marines
847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /H 847NAS


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