AgustaWestland Sea King

Sea King HC.6


As the Merlin HM.1 became more widespread amongst the UK anti-submarine community, the Sea King HAS.6 it was replacing were displaced from front line duties. This gave an opportunity to remove the ASW fit and make other modifications to the HAS.6, to augment the Commando Helicopter Force, which was stretched by simultaneous operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. After conversion work at NASU VL and Fleetlands, the first HC.6s started to appear in spring 2006.

List of Operators of AgustaWestland Sea King HC.6

From Organisation with model Sea King HC.6

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wa 664 1971 UK XV676 : has.1 RN, f/f 27nov70, d/d 16dec70
10Feb71 Delivered to 819 Squadron, noted RNAS Prestwic+
has.2 10May78 Converted RNAY Fleetlands
03Aug79 noted RNAS Yeovilton coded CU-587 of 706Squadro+
RN HAS.2 noted at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 587 with+
has.5 20Jul82 Converted RNAY Fleetlands, noted 26May83 uncode+
13Jan84 noted RNAS Lee-on-Solent coded --.266 of 814Sqn+
has.6 25Feb87 noted RNAS Culdrose, NASU being converted to HA+
pictured as 824Sqn /252 at RNAS Portland outside the p+
10Dec89 noted over HMS Newcastle coded --.(7)07 of 819 +
1994 819Sqn./07
02Jul97 noted o HMS Illustrious, coded CM.515 of 810 Sq+
2001 810Sqn./CU-506
Unknown date, converted to HC.6 standard; 01May08 noted+
Coded ZE instructional airframe HMS Sultan by
wa 671 1971 UK XV700 : has.1 RN HAS.1 f/f 09apr71, d/d 27may71; conv HAS.2; 09jun84 +
814Sq/272-H by Aug 1974, conv HAS.2A
has.2a HAS.2A 706Sq/589-CU by Aug 1978 still Jul 1979 (in/out?+
825Sq/64 landed on mv Atlantic Causeway evening of 13 M+
has.5 18-22mar88 type:HAS.5 820Sqn./R-011 embarked HMS Ark Ro+
has.6 1994 HAS.6 type 810 Sqn /CU-008; 1996 HAS.6 810 Sqn /+
2007 HC.6CR type 846Sqn /ZC
Retired AESS Gosport (HMS Sultan)
to Ground Instruction rig at RAF St.Mawgan by Oct 2015
wa 674 1971 UK XV703 : has.1 RN HAS.1 f/f 14jun71, d/d 03aug71; 1976 824Sq/050-R rec+
has.6 HAS.6 type pictured as /828-CU at RNAS Culdrose
conv to HAS.6C /ZD AMG Yeovilton by 2004; 848Sq/ZD by S+
Retired AESS Gosport (HMS Sultan)
UK XV703 : Oct06 Vector Aerospace
wa 848 1977 UK XZ580 : has.2 RN, f/f 25mar77, d/d 13jan77 HAS.2 type XZ580
03Jul80 noted RNAS Lee-on-Solent coded B.272 of 814Squa+
has.5 10Oct80 noted RNAY Fleetlands on conversion
825Sq/72 landed on mv Atlantic Causeway evening of 13 M+
18Dec82 noted RNAS Portland coded -.272 of 814Squadron,+
has.6 Unknown date - converted HAS6; unknown date noted coded+
By 2006 converted to HC.6 standard, coded ZB or 846Sqd;+
wa 882 1979 UK XZ922 : has.5 20Jul81 noted RNAS Culdrose coded CU.580 706Squadron; 0+
has.6 03Dec90 noted coded -.500 at RNAY Fleetlands undergoing+
06Oct93 noted RNAY Fleetlands coded BD.134; 08Feb98 not+
1996 HAS6 type as 810Sqn /03 ; 2007 HC.6CR type as 84+
pictured as 846 NAS / ZA at Yeovilton Air Day 2009
by 2004 converted to HC.6 standard; 18Sep04 noted at RN+
5 C/N.