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  • 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 RM ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1965. Aircraft history and location



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



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    XT468

    united kingdom 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.
    1968-12-0202dec68, I flew this airframe whilst appointed to 845NAS (on exercise RAF Marham) 845 NAS
    1973-10-31AEHVB 848Sqn./VL-B visit 848 NAS
    1974-03-07AEHVB 848NAS./VL-B 848 NAS
    1982-02-19BRMB Bickleigh845Sq/D, visited RMB on 19-20 Feb 1982 845 NAS
    1982-04-04CFHAW Wideawake 845Sq /D, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton with XT765 /S on 4 Apr, via Dakar to Ascension Island. Operation Corporate
    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
    1985 772Sqn /LS-628 772 NAS
    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.
    2007-04-09DEGDO09 at Predannack airfield

    united kingdom Royal Marines

    847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /H 847NAS



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