Westland wasp

c/n f.9663

Year 1966

Helicopter Westland wasp Serial f.9663 Register G-KAWW NZ3908 XT781 ZU-HAS used by Royal New Zealand Navy Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy). Built 1966. Aircraft history


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united kingdom XT781
Fleet Air Arm
ex G-17-6. dd Royal Navy Aug 1966
845Sq/O-B by Aug 1966
829 Sq Eskimo Flt/453 by Dec 1973 (after refit), ditched and recovered 28 Mar 1974 off Portland
829Sq Ashanti Flt/427 joining the ship in Malta Oct 1975
829Sq Charybdis Flt/431-CY by Feb 1976 until c Apr 1976
829Sq Gurkha Flt/444 by May 1979
RNAY Wroughton store by Aug 1980
To RNZN 1983.
Aircraft Retired / Not available by 1983
new zealand NZ3908
Royal New Zealand Navy
NZ Whenuapai ( 1985 )
Royal New Zealand Navy 1983, ex XT781 from Royal Navy
Retired Apr 1998
Sold to Westland
Became G-KAWW and flies from Swansea painted as XT781 /426
Moved to North Weald still as G-KAWW and departed 1 Dec 2005 for South Africa, via Felixstowe Docks
At Virginia (Durban) July 2008.
ex XT781,NZ3908
2005 to South Africa
Feb.2012 being hangared in Richmond Natal,S.A. until the owner decides what he wants to do with her

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