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



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


Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa483 Register G-WSEX XT761 used by Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Royal Marines. Built 1966. Aircraft history
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
united kingdom XT761
Royal Marines
1969 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /J
united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
847 Sq/J-S by 1970
united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
NL Valkenburg ( 07-mar-74 )
07mar74 848NAS./VU-B
united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
Rescue from Fastnet Yacht Race
771 Sq, participated in Fastnet Yacht Race rescue 13-14 Aug 1979
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)
united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
UK RNAS Culdrose ( 24-jul-13 )     Culdrose Air Day 2013
24jul13 (pic1) at RNAS Culdrose
united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
to Culdrose by Jul 2015
united kingdom XT761
Fleet Air Arm
UK Higher Purtington ( jun-17 )
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
Restoration progress: 15 Feb 2019, first flight (as XT761) since 6 Nov 1986
G-WSEX
UK Higher Purtington ( 09-mar-19 )     Historic Helicopters Open Day 2019
09mar19 (pic2) as XT761 at Higher Purtington after her magnificent restoration to flying condition


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