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  • 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 RN (Royal Navy) ,Royal Marines RM. Built 1966. Aircraft history and location



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



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




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    XT761

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    oct66

    Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 20 Oct 1966
    845Sq/J-A by 1969
    845 NAS
    united kingdom Royal Marines

    mar69

    847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /J 847NAS
    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    1970

    1970-11-30 East Pakistan Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / J-S, took part in cyclone relief operations in East Pakistan Operation Burlap
    1974-03-07AEHVB 848NAS./VU-B 848 NAS
    1979-08-13771 Sq, participated in Fastnet Yacht Race rescue 13-14 Aug 1979 771 NAS Rescue from Fastnet Yacht Race
    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
    2013-07-24BEGDR at RNAS Culdrose Culdrose Air Day 2013

    2015-07to Culdrose by Jul 2015
    2017-06CHigher Purtingtonto Higher Purtington by Jun 2017 for restoration to flying condition (with XT771)
    still there Dec 2017

    G-WSEX

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    mar18

    1986-11-0616nov18 Restoration progress, rotors turning (as XT761) for first time since 06nov86
    2018-03UK private from Mar18
    still painted as XT761 in Rescue c/s.
    2019-02-15 Retruned to flight Restoration progress: 15 Feb 2019, first flight (as XT761) since 6 Nov 1986
    2019-03-09CHigher Purtington as XT761 at Higher Purtington after her magnificent restoration to flying condition Historic Helicopters Open Day 2019

    2019-07-13DEGDY, G-WSEX at RNAS Yeovilton 2019 wearing marks of XT761 RN International Air Day 2019




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