Westland Wessex HU.5

This model is a version of wessex

c/n wa176

Year 1964

Helicopter Westland Wessex HU.5 Serial wa176 Register XS507 used by Royal Air Force Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy) Royal Marines. Built 1964. Aircraft history

Westland Wessex HU.5 c/n wa176


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united kingdom XS507
Fleet Air Arm
dd 27/08/1964, 707Sq/W-CU by 1965, still Jun 1967 still 1969, 845Sq/C by Sep 1969, 846Sq/XC-CU by Jul 1971, 772Sq/513-PO by Jul 1976, Damaged on 4 Aug 1978 when rolled over following severe vibrations during take off from a ship while with 772Sqdn/513-PO. 847 Sq/XU May 1982 - seconded to 848Sq D Flt June 1982 (to replace damaged XT486), 707Sq/RN for the Royal Naval Presentation Team by Jun 1984 still May 1985, 772Sq/627-PO by 1987. to A2762 Lee by Oct 1995, to A2674 G.I. Gosport /27 by Jan 2000, still Apr 2007. To Royal Aux AF.
united kingdom XS507
Fleet Air Arm
Persian Gulf Persian Gulf ( mar-82 )
Cat 4 damage 04Aug78 with airframe hours of 3132:05
772Squadron, HMS London Flight coded 314.LO noted RNAS Portland 15 Sep81 named "Buzby II"
772Squadron RFA Olna coded 314.ON noted RNAS Portland 01Feb82 named "Buzby II"
united kingdom XS507
Royal Marines
1982 reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XU
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Royal Marines
UK HMS Raleigh mv Atlantic Causeway ( 13-may-82 )
Operation Corporate
847Sq /XU noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later that day for South Atlantic.
united kingdom XS507
Fleet Air Arm
847 Squadron Coded XU noted RNAS Yeovilton 07May82
707 squadron coded ZG noted RNAS Yeovilton 14Jan83
707Squadron Schools Presentation Team coded RN.VL noted RNAS Lee on Solent 26Jun83 772Squadron coded 627.PO noted RNAS Portland 21Nov86
RNAS Lee on Solent Air Engineering School (AES) coded 627.PO noted 29Sep88 as ground Instruction and uncoded noted 10Oct94
HMS Sultan Air Engineering Training School (AETS) uncoded noted 01Dec97
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Royal Air Force
ex FAA Wessex HU.5. To 606Sq (Royal Aux AF) for Helicopter Support training by Mar 2009.
united kingdom XS507
Royal Air Force
May 2011 with 606 (Chiltern) Sq RAFR at RAF Benson

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