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  • Westland dragonfly

    Dragonfly HR.3

    1950











    List of Operators of Westland Dragonfly HR.3


    From Organisation with model Dragonfly HR.3
    1950
    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
        dragonfly 71 1950/67
    1953
    united kingdom Royal Air Force
        dragonfly 16 1953/58

    Construction Numbers on database of Dragonfly HR.3

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    C/NYearHistory
    wa/h/008 1949 UK VX595 : hr.1 HR.1 ff 18 Jun 1949, rotor development airframe at Yeov+
    Assignments at AFEE Beaulieu Jul and Nov 1949, and Jan +
    conv HR.3 at Yeovil by 1953
    hr.5 conv HR.5 at RNAY Donibristle from Nov 1956 to Jun 195+
    UK VX595 : to RAF Museum store at Henlow / 29, by Jun 1975, still +
    UK VX595 : Spent time in storage variously at Fleetlands, Gosport +
    wa/h/009 1949 UK VX596 : hr.1 705Sq Jun 1950, 705Sq/710-GJ by Jul 1951; Warrior Flt +
    Centaur Flt/902-C Apr 1954 to Mar 1955; 705Sq/535 by Ma+
    hr.5 Eagle Flt/974-J by Aug 1957; 705Sq/532 by Nov 1957; For+
    to Arbroath (A2465) by Jun 1958, soc Oct 1959, still 19+
    wa/h/010 1949 UK VX597 : hr.1 Built as HR.1 ff Oct 1949. 705Sq by Jan 1950, Indomitab+
    HR.3 conv by Mar 1953. Culdrose Stn Flt/901 by Jun 1953+
    hr.5 HR.5 conv by May 1958. Centaur SAR Flt Jan 1959, 700Sq+
    VX597 : Open storage at Blackbushe by ; sold to Yateley Commerc+
    wa/h/021 1950 UK VZ962 : hr.1 ff 18 May 1950 and del RNAS Gosport 13 Oct 1950. 705Sqn+
    Repaired Westland and con to HR.3 by 1953. 705Sqn/703-G+
    hr.5 To Lee-on-Solent by Oct 1956 for conv to HR.5. Brawdy +
    To RNEC Manadon Jun 1968 until c Aug 1972.
    To BRNC Dartmouth for much of 1974, G I Airframe at Nor+
    UK VZ962 : To Cornwall Aero Park by Jul 1981 (marked /912-CU) and +
    VZ962 : to British Rotorcraft Museum W-s-M by , still Dec 1993.+
    wa/h/022 1950 UK VZ963 : hr.1 ff 14 Jun 1950, dd 3 Oct 1950 Gosport to 705 Sq;RFA For+
    Engine failure immediately after take off from Seaton B+
    705 Sq/704-GJ by Apr 1952
    noted visiting from HMS Illustrious, 2 Jun 1952
    to RNAY Donibristle 10 Mar 1953 for HR.3 conv.; 705 Sq/+
    Crashed Ichenor Sailing Club 25 May 1955; soc 10 Jun 19+
    wa/h/024 1950 UK VZ965 : hr.1 ff Sep 1950, 705 Sq Nov 1950; Indomitable Flt 12 Jan 19+
    conv HR.3 at Ilchester Mar 1953; Albion Flt/901-Z Sep 1+
    hr.5 conv to HR.5 Nov 1956 at Lee, CU Stn Flt/911-CU by Nov +
    wa/h/028 UK WG714 : Del MoS from a Royal Navy batch as HR.3
    21 Oct 1953 heavy landing c 2nm E of Boscombe Down, aft+
    wa/h/031 1952 UK WG661 : ff Feb 1952. A&AEE by Apr 1952; Westland by Dec 1952; A+
    WG661 : to Blackpool by Nov 1961; to Baginton by Oct 1964; to W+
    wa/h/033 1952 UK WG663 : dd May 1952 as HR.3 to RNAS Gosport. To HMS Campania Ju+
    wa/h/034 1952 UK WG664 : dd May 1952 as HR.3 to RNAS Gosport. To HMS Campania Ju+
    hr.5 conv to HR.5 at RNAY Donibristle from Jun 1954
    705Sq /533 by Aug 1957. Britannia Flt (Plymouth) by sum+
    wa/h/035 1952 UK WG665 : dd May 1952 as HR.3 to RNAS Gosport. To HMS Campania Ju+
    HMS Warrior SAR Flt by Dec 1953, ditched on take-off, o+
    wa/h/037 1952 UK WG667 : ff 5 May 1952, del to Gosport 13 May 1952; Sent to Far +
    hr.5 Conversion completed c Feb 1958.
    Eglinton SAR Flt / 917-GN by Apr 1958; Trials a/c for r+
    wa/h/039 1952 UK WG669 : HR.3 705 Sq/700-GJ by Aug 1952 to Holland 2 Feb 1953 fo+
    Albion SAR Flt/902-Z by Sep 1954, Eagle SAR Flt/901-J b+
    hr.5 701Sq/719 by Jan 1958; 705Sq/530 by Oct 1958, crashed P+
    wa/h/041 1952 UK WG671 : 705Sq/702-GJ Jul 1952 until c Aug 1953
    HMS Centaur SAR Flt/901-C by May 1954 until deck accide+
    hr.5 to Lee Aug 1957 for conv to HR.5; 701 Sq / 720 by Nov +
    wa/h/049 1950 UK WG718 : HR.3 Del RN
    705 Sq / 707-GJ by Nov 1952, damaged in accident 21 Au+
    hr.5 Conversion to HR.5 at Donibristle between Mar and Nov 1+
    HR.5, Portland Stn Flt by Jun 1959 until c Nov 1959; Fl+
    to A2531 and to SAH Culdrose 18 Feb 1965, (SoC Apr 196+
    to FAAM Yeovilton 24 Feb 1971 as parts source for resto+
    To Wales Aircraft Museum 13 Jun 1979, repainted as /934+
    WG718 : Stored at Long Marston from early , until Jul 1995.
    Spares use by Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group J+
    wa/h/050 1952 UK WG719 : ff 19 Sep 1952 as HR.3 Hal Far SAR Flt/901-HF by Jan 1+
    To Zakynthos on HMS Bermuda (C52), arr 15 Aug 1953 for +
    705Sq/710-GJ by Nov 1954; to AHU Lee-on-Solent for conv+
    hr.5 Yeovilton Stn Flt/948-VL by May 1958; [776Sq 1959-1961 +
    UK G-BRMA : To Weston-super-Mare Apr 1976, for British Rotorcraft +
    WG719 : pictured as WG719 in bare metal finish at Internationa+
    wa/h/053 1952 UK WG722 : ff 16 Oct 1952, dd 9 Dec 1952 Gosport. To Malta in HMS +
    To Zakynthos on HMS Bermuda, arr 15 Aug 1953 for earthq+
    RNAY Donibristle by Jul 1954; Albion SAR Flt by Jun 195+
    hr.5 Eglinton Stn Flt/918-GN by Oct 1958; 705Sq/530 by Sep 1+
    wa/h/055 1952 UK WG724 : HR.3 built at Yeovil. ff Oct 1952, del RN 17 Nov 1952.
    Eglinton Stn Flt / 910-GN by Jan 1953
    to Donibristle for repair May 1955; Ford SAR Flt / 921-+
    hr.5 RNAY Donibristle for conversion to HR.5 Apr 1958
    HR.5 FRU Hurn / 921 by Oct 1958; Lossiemouth Stn Flt / +
    Open storage at Blackbushe by Oct 1965
    to Wisbech by Apr 1968; to Moor Monkton by 1972
    to North East Vintage and Veteran Aircraft Association +
    To NEAM /932 on display at Usworth by , still there by +
    wa/h/056 1952 UK WG725 : Del Nov 1952; A&AEE D Sq by Jan 1953; sent to Holland f+
    Spent some time as trials and research airframe, moving+
    UK WG725 : to Weeton as G I (7703M) Nov 1960
    to St Athan on closure of Weeton by Sep 1965; on to Odi+
    UK WG725 : to Museum of Army Flying by Apr 1978, until c Oct 1981.
    0020 : to Southend c Oct 1981 and reg N9987Q. Preparation for +
    AU WG725 : Sep 1986 to Cornwall Aero Park, restored and displayed +
    to FAA Museum, Nowra during
    wa/h/058 1952 UK WG748 : ff 10 Nov 1952. dd as HR.3 to Gosport 1 Dec 1952, 705Sq+
    wa/h/059 1952 UK WG749 : ff Nov 1952 as HR, dd Dec 1952 to RNAS Gosport. Lossiem+
    hr.5 Conv to HR.5 from Jul 1958; Sold to civil market by Oct+
    wa/h/061 1952 UK WG751 : ff Nov 1952; 705Sq/710-GJ by Mar 1953; Yeovilton Stn Fl+
    hr.5 Yeovilton Stn Flt/948-VL by Aug 1958; First helicopter +
    WG751 : Feb 1986 to Wisbech until c Jul 1982; Aug 1972 to scrap+
    Chatham Historic Dockyard; Moved between several scrap+
    Jun09 pictured at the Chatham Historic Dockyard ( The w+
    Sep16 still at Chatham Historic Dockyard
    Feb19 still at Chatham dockyard. Rotor has been removed+
    Oct19 still at Chatham dock yard. Rotor fitted.
    wa/h/062 1952 UK WG752 : del RN Dec 1952; 728 Sq / 903 by May 1953; Ark Royal SA+
    hr.5 to Donibristle by Oct 1957 for HR.5 conversion, complet+
    727 Sq / 561 by Sep 1958; BRNC Britannia Flt / 901 by J+
    1 Dec 1960, damaged when main rotor hit tail section on+
    30 Jun 1961 precautionary landing at Norton after suspe+
    To Fleetlands store by Jul 1962, from whence it embarke+
    WG752 : Sold to CCF at Alleyns School, Dulwich Jun 1970, still +
    To IWM Duxford Dec 1985, until c Aug 1991.
    To Aviodome Museum, Schipol by Sep 1991
    wa/h/064 1952 UK WG754 : RN Dragonfly HR.3 d/d 15dec52; conv to HR.5; 15jul97 pi+
    wa/h/066 1952 UK WH990 : ff 26 Jan1953, dd RN 13 Feb 1953
    ditched and sank 28 Mar 1958 off Lee-on-Solent
    to Arbroath (A2463) by Jun 1958, still Jun 1959, still +
    wa/h/067 1952 UK WH991 : ff 4 Feb 1953 as HR.3, dd 24 Feb 1953 to RN at Gosport.+
    to Eglinton Station Flt Jun 1956.
    hr.5 Converted to HR.5 by May 1958.
    In Mar 1959 upper surfaces painted light colour for the+
    undergoing restoration at the Lincolnshire Aviation Mus+
    Preserved at Yorkshire Air Museum, England
    7 Sep 2019 pictured (pic1) at Yorkshire Air Museum, Elv+
    wa/h/068 1953 UK WH992 : 16 Feb 1953 first flew at Yeovil; Del Mar 1953 to Gospo+
    Jul 1953 to St Merryn SAR Flt / 902-MF until c Sep 1953+
    Hit power cables, crashed nr Saltash on 1 Apr 1954 and +
    wa/h/069 1953 UK WN492 : Feb 1953 flew at Yeovil on 25 Feb; del Gosport 19 Mar 1+
    Mar 1955 to Ark Royal SAR Flt / 900-O; Sep 1955 to Bulw+
    Nov 1956 to Anthorn SAR Flt / 900 until Dec 1957
    hr.5 Dec 1957 to Donibristle for conv to HR.5, completed c M+
    Jun 1958 to Culdrose SAR Flt / 900-CU; Sep 1958 to Flee+
    Jul 1959 to Lossiemouth SAR Flt / 934-LM, crashed in Pl+
    wa/h/070 1953 UK WN493 : del Mar 1953 to Gosport as HR.3; 705 Sq / 703-GJ by Sep+
    hr.5 Dec 1957 to Donibristle for HR.5 conv
    701 Sq / 721 by May 1958; 705 Sq Sep 1958, 705 Sq / 532+
    Nov 1973 to Fleet Air Arm Museum; 13 Jul 2019 in Hall 2+
    wa/h/071 UK WN494 : Mar 1953 ff at Yeovil; Apr 1953 del RN at Gosport; May +
    hr.5 Jul 1959 to Fleetlands for conversion to HR.5, complete+
    wa/h/072 UK WN495 : 705 Sq / 707-GJ; To A2384, to Donibristle until Mar 19+
    wa/h/073 1953 UK WN496 : Apr 1953 to Ford SAR Flt / 981-FD until c Mar 1954; c A+
    wa/h/074 1953 UK WN497 : Mar 1953 first flew Yeovil; Apr 1953 del Gosport; Jul 1+
    wa/h/076 1953 UK WN499 : HR.3 ff 21 Apr 1953, Illustrious SAR Flt May 1953
    crashed 20 Aug 1954 at Plymouth and repaired
    Jul 1955 to 705 Sq / 703-GJ; Nov 1955 to 705 Sq / 706
    hr.5 Feb 1957 to RNAY Donibristle for conv to HR.5
    Culdrose Stn Flt/911-CU Jul 1959; Fleetlands storage b+
    open storage at Blackbushe Apr 1965 to Sep 1970.
    WN499 Torbay Aircraft Museum : Torbay Aircraft Museum Jun 1971, /-Y still there 1974, +
    to Caernarfon Airworld by still Apr 1996, in poor cond+
    Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group Jun 2006. Still+
    wa/h/077 1953 UK WN500 : Indomitable SAR Flt by Jul 1953; 705 Sq/704-GJ by Sep 1+
    hr.5 Lossiemouth Stn Flt/934-LM by Jun 1958
    Brawdy Stn Flt/904-BY by Sep 1961
    Brawdy Stn Flt/904-BY, rescued 3 crewmen from the mv Ha+
    Stored Fleetlands by Jul 1963
    wa/h/078 1953 UK WP493 : ff May 1953 as HR.3 and dd May 1953 to RNAS Gosport. Lo+
    hr.5 Repaired and conv to HR.5 at RNAY Donibristle by Nov 19+
    wa/h/079 1953 UK WP494 : 11 May 1953 first flight at Yeovil; del Jun 1953 to Gos+
    Jun 1953 to St Merryn SAR Flt / 903-MF until c Sep 1953+
    Dec 1953 to Anthorn SAR Flt / 903-AH until c Jan 1954, +
    hr.5 Nov 1956 to RNAY Donibristle for conversion to HR.5, co+
    Nov 1957 to Lossiemouth SAR Flt / 932-LM until c Feb 19+
    As HR.5, Sep 1964 to Culdrose SAR Flt / 913 until Nov 1+
    Nov 1965 seriously damaged in heavy landing at Predanna+
    wa/h/080 1953 UK WP495 : ff 20 May 1953 as HR.3 at Yeovil; Del to Gosport
    Jun 1953 to Ford SAR Flt / 982-FD until c Mar 1954; c A+
    Jul 1956 to Culdrose SAR Flt / 912-CU until Jun 1957
    hr.5 Jun 1957 to RNAY Donibristle for conversion to HR.5 com+
    hr.5 Victorious SAR Flt/967-V by Apr 1959 to c Dec 1959; Cen+
    UK WP495 : sold to Anglo Diesel Co Jun 1964
    RAF Dragonfly HR.3 f/f 20may53; 14jul58 conv HR.5; feb+
    UK G-AJOV : preserved at Royal Air Force Air Museum, Cosford
    to Morayvia Sci-Tech museum, Kinloss 27 Jul 2017, paint+
    wa/h/082 1953 UK WP497 : To AHU Sembawang in HMS Perseus by Sep 1953; HMS Warrio+
    hr.5 To Lee by Jun 1956; Conversion to HR.5, completed c May+
    HMS Eagle SAR Flt / 973-J by Jul 1957; to Donibristle; +
    HMS Ark Royal SAR Flt / 903 by Jan 1960; Fleetlands by +
    to Anglo Diesel by Jun 1964; to Blackbushe by road by M+
    to scrapyard in Aylesbury by Aug 1970, still Oct 1970; +
    wa/h/083 1953 UK WP498 : dd Jul 1953 to RNAS Gosport as HR.3. 4 month loan to RA+
    hr.5 conv to HR.5 .
    Ditched in sea off Northern Ireland Dec 1958.
    wa/h/086 1953 UK WP501 : RN d/d Aug53; 728Sq /903-HF Station Flt Hal Far by ; 72+
    hr.5 701 Sq V Flt/705 on HMS Vidal by Feb 1958, ditched on t+
    wa/h/089 1953 UK WP504 : del Sep 1953; Illustrious SAR Flt by Oct 1953, rotors s+
    to Donibristle for repair by Apr 1954
    Eglinton Stn Flt / 901-GN by Jun 1955. Damaged 10 Oct +
    to Donibristle for conv to HR.5 by May 1957
    Hal Far SAR Flt / 960 by Sep 1959; stored Hal Far by Ma+
    Fleetlands store by Dec 1962. Sold Jun 1964.
    WP504 : To Anglo Diesel co.. To Blackbushe by road Apr 1965 for+
    42 C/N.