Westland Wessex HU.5


This model is a version of Wessex



c/n wa483


Year 1966




Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa483 Register G-WSEX XT761 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Royal Marines. Built 1966. Aircraft history and location



Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa483 Register G-WSEX XT761 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Royal Marines. Built 1966. Aircraft history and location


Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa483 Register G-WSEX XT761 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Royal Marines. Built 1966. Aircraft history and location
By Dave Taskis



Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa483 Register G-WSEX XT761 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Royal Marines. Built 1966. Aircraft history and location
By Dave Taskis






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united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 20 Oct 1966
845Sq/J-A by 1969
845 NAS
united kingdom XT761
Royal Marines
847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /J 847NAS
united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
30nov70 Operation Burlap
Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / J-S, took part in cyclone relief operations in East Pakistan
united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
07mar74 NL Valkenburg 848NAS./VU-B 848 NAS
united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
13aug79 Rescue from Fastnet Yacht Race
771 Sq, participated in Fastnet Yacht Race rescue 13-14 Aug 1979 771 NAS
united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
771Sq/521-CU by Mar 1982
847 Sq May 1982
845Sq D Flt May 1982 and airlifted to Ascension by Heavylift Belfast. Coded 845Sq /YP by Dec 1982 and returned to UK by Heavylift Belfast 19 Dec 1983
845Sq D Flt/YP still May 1984 RNAY Wroughton, to A2767 AES Lee-on-Solent 12 Apr 1988 still Jan 1993
to A2678 1993 still by Oct 1995
to HMS Sultan Gosport by Jun 1996 still summer 2005
To Fleet Air Arm Museum Historic Flight (ground use) 771 NAS
united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
24jul13 UK RNAS Culdrose     Culdrose Air Day 2013 (pic1) at RNAS Culdrose
united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
jul15 to Culdrose by Jul 2015
united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
jun17 UK Higher Purtington to Higher Purtington by Jun 2017 for restoration to flying condition (with XT771)
still there Dec 2017
G-WSEX
UK private from Mar18
still painted as XT761 in Rescue c/s.
G-WSEX
16nov18 Restoration progress, rotors turning (as XT761) for first time since 06nov86
G-WSEX
15feb19 Restoration progress: 15 Feb 2019, first flight (as XT761) since 6 Nov 1986
G-WSEX
09mar19 UK Higher Purtington     Historic Helicopters Open Day 2019 (pic2) as XT761 at Higher Purtington after her magnificent restoration to flying condition
G-WSEX
13jul19 UK RNAS Yeovilton     RN International Air Day 2019 , (pic3) G-WSEX at RNAS Yeovilton 2019 wearing marks of XT761


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