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  • Westland Wessex HU.5


    This model is a version of Wessex



    c/n wa307


    Year 1966




    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa307 Register XT485 used by Royal Marines RM ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1966. Aircraft history and location



    Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa307 Register XT485 used by Royal Marines RM ,Fleet Air Arm RN (Royal Navy). Built 1966. Aircraft history and location
    By Steve Mills



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    XT485

    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm

    d/d to RN 2 Jun 1966 as HU.5. 847 Sq/K-S by 1969
    1971-01 Malaysia 847 Sq/K-ST by Dec 1970 (from RFA Stromness) Operation Epigram
    848Sq/VT-A by Jun 1971, 848Sq/VT-B by sep 1971 still Sep 1974. 771Sq/522-CU by Sep 1979 still 1982, 772Sq A Flt/314-L by early Jul 1982, 772Sq/621-PO by Jul 1982 still May 1984 still Sep 1987, to AES Lee-on-Solent 23 Mar 1988 as A2769 still Jan 1993, A2680 by 1993 still Oct 1995, to AESS HMS Sultan Gosport /-PO by Jun 1996 still Jan 2000, still Apr 2007. 772 NAS
    1974-03-07AEHVB 848NAS./VT-B 848 NAS
    Named "Waldorf" (pic) after the old men on the Muppets. "Statler" was XT458
    1982-06-24 on HMS Illustrious with 772 Sq, A Flight on work up in preparation to proceed South to the Falklands

    united kingdom Royal Marines

    847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /K 847NAS



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