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wa 2 1958 UK XL728 : has.1 Westland Wessex HAS.1 f/f 16sep58; conv to Mk.5 (hybrid+
UK XL728 : industrial airframe for engine development from 1958, w+
UK XL728 : RAE Farnborough by May 1971 still Sep 1972 still 1980 s+
wa152 1963 UK XS241 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA152, f/f: 31/05/1963; del R+
Sept 1968 at RAE Farnborough used to drop models of Jag+
UK XS241 : prototype Wessex HU.5 f/f 31 May 1963; A&AEE Boscombe D+
to Benson (9102M) Jan 1991, dumped by Jul 1992
wa153 1963 UK XS479 : f/f 17 Nov 1963, d/d 3 Dec 1963 to RN. 1st production H+
772Sq/623-PO noted visiting on 18 Mar 1982
RNAY Wroughton 8819M; RAF Brize Norton Fire Section by +
to Hanningfield Metals, Stock by Mar 1997, scr. 2000.
UK XS479 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XF
847Sq /XF noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
wa154 1963 UK XS480 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA154, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
ff 21 Nov 1963. To Boscombe Down by Dec 1963, 700Sq 700+
846Sq/B-CU by Jul 1968, 845Sq/C-A by Jan 1970
845 Sq/C-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF L+
845Sq/C-A by Sep 1972, 845Sq/C-H by Sep 1973, 846Sq/VZ +
jan79 confirmed coded B/V-T 846Sqn
w/o 25 May 1982 lost in South Atlantic as 848Sq/WQ when+
wa155 1963 UK XS481 : RN Wessex HU.5 f/f 28dec63, d/d 12dec63
displayed at SBAC Farnborough Airshow 16-22sep68 coded +
848Sq /C-B by 1969; 707Sq /WZ-CU by Sep71; 707Sq /WZ-VL+
771 Sq/522 on station with Sea King XZ591, off Gribbin +
wa156 1963 UK XS482 : 700V Sq/D by Jan 1964, 848Sq/D-A by May 1964. 707Sq/D b+
RN in 1996 seen Manston preserved /A-D.; 2009 preserved+
UK XS482 : /D-A at RAE Farnborough Apprentice School by Apr 1986.
To Defence Fire Services CTE Manston 24 Nov 1995; pres.+
wa157 1963 UK XS483 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA157, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
700V IFTU/E by Feb 1964, 848Sq/E by May 1964, 848Sq/E-A+
845 Sq/F-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF L+
845Sq/F-H by Sep 1973. 846Sq/VH-B by Jul 1979.
845Sq /T, landed on RFA Resource at Rosyth on 2 Apr 198+
845Sq/T by Sep 1984 flying from HMS Fearless; To A2746 +
wa158 1963 UK XS484 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA157, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
771Sq uncoded noted visiting the Norton pad on 12 Nov 1+
XS484 : Noted at Hanningfield Metals Feb 1996
wa159 1964 UK XS485 : Royal Navy Wessex HU.5C d/d 06feb64; scr Gosport, 2002
Noted as G.I with AESS at HMS Sultan, Gosport 28may99 n+
UK XS485 : 1992 Rebuilt at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus; Was HC5C with 84+
wa160 1964 UK XS486 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA160, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
848 Sq/G Apr 1964; 707 Sq/V-CU by Dec 1964, 707 Sq/S-C+
embarked RFA Regent in Plymouth Sound on 17 Apr 1982 as+
embarked HMS Endurance on 17 Jun and departed for South+
848 Sq A Flt/WW Apr 1982 to Jul 1982; 707 Sq /WW by Ju+
To THM Weston-super-Mare tailless as ex 771 Sq/24 by Ap+
22 Sep 2018 in open storage outside Helicopter Museum, +
wa161 1964 UK XS487 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA161, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
848Sq/H-CU by Jun 1964, 707Sq/U-CU by Jan 1965, w/o 7 A+
wa162 1964 UK XS488 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA162, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
707Sq/X-CU by Jan 1965; 707Sq/T-CU by Dec 1966, still J+
845Sq/E-H by Sep 1973; 20mar77 crashed 1 nm NW of Ose,+
Repaired at Weston by summer 1979; 772Sq/625-PO by Aug +
771Sq Aug 1982; RNAY Wroughton by Sep 1982
to 1 SoTT Halton (9056M) by Jan 1991, still Jul 1992 (g+
to Wattisham by Apr 1996
to 9056M, G.I. Gosport /XK-F by Apr 2003; still Apr 200+
2006 pictured (top) at HMS Sultan/Gosport
UK XS488 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XK
847Sq /XK noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
UK XS488 : 21sep13 at a residential address in Shropshire
Airframe has been extensively patched during BDRT and t+
wa163 1964 UK XS489 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA163, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
07mar74 848NAS./VK-B
jan79 coded VL/WY 707NAS
wa164 1964 UK XS490 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA164, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
At Seafield Park before 1977
as /G, to Fleetlands dump by Dec 1977
wa165 1964 UK XS491 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA165, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
Lee SAR Flt / 812-LS noted at Hurn 19 Jan 1982
Feb.2012 at the Capernwray Diving centre in the quarry +
wa166 1964 UK XS492 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA166, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
UK XS492 : RAF Wessex HU.5 on loan to RAF 2FTS at RAF Shawbury EGO+
wa167 1964 UK XS493 : RN HU.5 d/d 1964
dd May 1964, 848Sq/N by Jul 1964, NASU CU by Jul 1967, +
845Sq /F-B by Jun 1972; 845Sq /R-H by Sep 1973; 846Sq+
UK XS493 : Stored Vector Aerospace Fleetlands by 1990 still 2011.
wa168 1964 UK XS494 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA168, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
wa169 1964 UK XS495 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA169, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
ff 20 May 1964. RNAY Fleetlands by Jan 1965. 848Sq/Q-A +
848Sq D Flt/WP, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missil+
wa170 1964 UK XS496 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA170, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
RN Wessex HU.5 noted 21jul79 at HMS Daedalus RNAS Lee-o+
07mar74 848NAS./VR-B
wa171 1964 UK XS497 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA171, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
848Sq/S-A by Jan 1965, crashed and w/o 14 Dec 1965 afte+
wa172 1964 UK XS498 : Wessex HU5C. d/d to RN 1964, 848Sq/T-A by 1965, 845Sq,+
31oct73 848Sqn./VC-B visit
jan79 confirmed coded VL/WQ 707NAS
848Sq /ZK landed on mv Astronomer in Plymouth Sound 7 J+
Returned via Devonport late July 1982 and transferred b+
02apr90 in my flying log as 84Sqn RAF Akrotiri
to HMS Sultan (AESS Gosport) as G.I A2641; to Predannac+
UK XS498 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /C
UK XS498 : To RAF 84 Sq /Joker by 1991
XS498 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon autumn 2000. Some par+
wa173 1964 UK XS499 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA173, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
dd Jun 1964, 707Sq/Z-CU by Dec 1964, Arctic trials aboa+
848Sq D Flt/WN, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missil+
wa174 1964 UK XS500 : Westland Wessex HU.5 del Royal Navy 27jun64; w/o 15jan7+
wa175 1964 UK XS506 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA175, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
May 1991, stripped for spares at Shawbury
UK XS506 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XE
847Sq /XE noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
Jun82 pictured in post-war maintenance at the Falklands+
XS506 : bare hulk left Hanningfield Metals by Nov 1994
wa176 1964 UK XS507 : dd 27/08/1964, 707Sq/W-CU by 1965, still Jun 1967 still+
Cat 4 damage 04Aug78 with airframe hours of 3132:05; Re+
847 Squadron Coded XU noted RNAS Yeovilton 07May82; 707+
UK XS507 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XU
847Sq /XU noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
UK XS507 : ex FAA Wessex HU.5. To 606Sq (Royal Aux AF) for Helico+
May 2011 pictured with 606 (Chiltern) Sq RAFR at RAF Be+
wa177 1964 UK XS508 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA177, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
706Squadron 21Oct64; 846Squadron coded VL 1976
22jul79 coded 517 with 772NAS
772Squadron coded 627.PO noted RNAS Portland 02Sep81; 7+
27Sep88 pictured at RNAS Lee-on-Solent a few months aft+
13 Jul 2019, in Hall 1 at the Fleet Air Arm Museum
wa178 1964 UK XS509 : dd Royal Navy Sep 1964; 848Sq/G-A by Jan 1965 still Mar+
RNEC Manadon by Sep 1969 as A2597, until c Jun 1970.
returned to airworthiness at RNAY Fleetlands from Jul 1+
1979 707Sq VL/WP
UK XS509 : ETPS by Mar 1982 still May 1984 still 1990. Sold Feb 19+
25jul91 pictured as Wessex HU.5 ETPS at RAF Odiham duri+
13+14jun92 ETPS at ATI 92
NZ ZK-HVK : New Zealand private; w/o 12feb01 during logging operat+
wa179 1964 UK XS510 : RN; 05nov64 entered service with 848Sqn; 11Feb82 noted +
1976 AES Lee-on-Solent no main rotor gearbox. Used for +
20jun84 pictured as HU.5 type PO/626 with 772Squadron, +
29Sep88 noted RNAS Lee-on-Solent coded PO/626 with the +
Sep12 at Crowborough Training Camp, seen by Stuart Mart+
Aug15 at Marlborough training camp
wa180 1964 UK XS511 : 848Sq/VP-B by Sep 1973
07mar74 848NAS./VP-B
771Sq/825 Apr 1984.
RN in 1985 846Sqn./M
retired from 845 NAS Sep 1986
to A2750 Lee by 1987 still Oct 1995, still 1996
to HMS Sultan Gosport by Jan 2000
XS511 : To Tangmere Military Aviation Museum in 2005.
wa181 1964 UK XS512 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA181, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
FAA displayed at SBAC Farnborough Airshow Sep68 coded W
jan79 coded VL/WT 707NAS
848Sq D Flt/WT, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missil+
wa182 1964 UK XS513 : RN in 1985 846Sqn./E
jan79 coded B/V-P 846Sqn
wa183 1964 UK XS514 : RN; HU.5 type; Delivered 03Nov64; 845Squadron 06Jan69; +
845 Sq/M-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF L+
1985 845Sqn /L
27Sep88 pictured as instructional airframe with the Ai+
UK XS514 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XA
847Sq /XA noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
wa184 1964 UK XS515 : built as Wessex HU.5 d/d 4 Nov 1964, 845Sq/Q-H by Sep 1+
1985 846Sqn /N
UK XS515 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XB
847Sq /XB noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
wa185 1964 UK XS516 : 845Sq/V-B by Aug 1966 still Sep 1968; 845Sq/U by Sep 1+
1985 846Sqn /Q
16aug05 pictured at Predannack with plenty of battle da+

UK XS516 : 07may-24sep 1982 reactivated 847 NAS as /XD
847Sq /XD noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
wa186 1964 UK XS517 : Royal Navy Wessex HU.5C d/d 1964; scr Gosport 2002
jan79 coded VL/WV 707NAS
07May82 noted RNAS Yeovilton coded WV of 848Squadron
31jul82 pictured coded ZC of 707Squadron at RNAS Yeovil+
UK XS517 : Apr90, asg 84Sq as an HC5C when I arrived there.
Became HC5C on 84 Sqn RAF in RAF Akrotiri and had a dia+
wa187 1964 UK XS518 : Westland Wessex HU.5C, c/n WA187, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+
UK XS518 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XP
847Sq /XP noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
UK XS518 : to RAF mid 1984. crashed into sea in Limassol Bay with +
wa188 1964 UK XS519 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA188, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
wa189 1964 UK XS520 : RN; 1985 846Sqn./F
jan79 coded B/V-O 846Sqn
at RN Fire & Rescue School Predannack since at least Au+
wa190 1965 UK XS521 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA190, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
apr79 coded 772NAS /PO-511
wa191 1965 UK XS522 : d/d 3 Feb 1965
07mar74 848NAS./VJ-B
707Sq Olna Flt/347-ON Dec 1975 to Jan 1977, 707Sq Tide+
To Blackhawk Paintball site in Perranarworthal (on 19 D+
wa192 1965 UK XS523 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA192, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
RN Wessex HU.5 noted 21jul79 at HMS Daedalus RNAS Lee-o+
UK XS523 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XJ
wa270 1965 UK XT448 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA270, f/f: 17/02/1965; del R+
On a flight between NAS Jacksonville and Camp Lejeune w+
wa271 1965 UK XT449 : RN; 1985 846Sqn./C
d/d 8 Mar 1965, 845 Sq/H-B by May 1966 still Sep 1968,+
31may80 in static display Newbury Air Festival, Greenha+
845Sq/(Y)C damaged. Offloaded HMD Devonport, to Yeovilt+
845Sq E Flt/(Y)C embarked Intrepid 20 Apr 1982, 845Sq/(+
wa272 1965 UK XT450 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA272, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
conv into Green Parrot and xfer 781Sqn, unk
707Sq/U-CU by Jul 1965 still 1971, 781Sq/(818) by Jul 1+
845Sq/V, visited RMB on 19 Feb 1982
845Sq /V, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeo+
embarked RFA Tidespring on 14 May 1982 at Ascension Isl+
845Sq /(Y)V, still by Sep 1983; damaged during heavy la+
wa273 1965 UK XT451 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA273, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
845 Sq/J-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF L+
jan79 coded B/V-L 846Sqn
845 Sq/J, part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invinci+
845Sq /J, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeo+
XT451 : bare hulk left Hanningfield Metals by Nov 1994
wa274 1965 UK XT452 :
HU.5 built at Yeovil. d/d 4 May 1965. 707Sq/Q by Feb 19+
BD WA274 : ex UK RN XT452. In service late 1973. w/o 30 Sep 1976.
wa275 1965 UK XT453 : RN; 1985 /A 845Sqn
845 Sq/G part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invincib+
27sep88 pictured coded A 781Squadron (ex 845Sqn) at RNA+
Left Lee-on-Solent for Yeovilton by Nov 1994
11Jul09 pictured (pic2) as winch demonstrator at Yeovil+
wa276 1965 UK XT454 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA276, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
845 Sq/L-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF L+
wa277 1965 UK XT455 : RN ff May 1965 and del RN 2 Jun 1965; 707 Sq / M by Jul+
13 Sep 1971, ditched while load-lifting from the deck o+
845 Sq / P-A by Mar 1972; NASU Yeovilton by Dec 1973; 8+
845 Sq /YU detached to Ascension Island Nov 1983. Outbo+
1985 846Sqn /U
To Lee-on-Solent by May86, became A2741, then A2654 dur+
27sep88 as 781Squadron (ex 845Sqn) /U pictured (pic1) +
To AESS Gosport by Feb97 for BDRT.
UK XT455 : Mayhem Paintball Essex by Mar15; 15jun18 pictured (pic2+
wa278 1965 UK XT456 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA278, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
707Sq/N by Aug 1965; 845Sq/N-B by Sep 1965 still May 19+
845 Sq/N by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF Luq+
845 Sq/N-H by Sep 1973; Culdrose store by Jun 1976; 846+
jan79 coded B/VA 846Sqn
NASU VL in Nov 1983; to 8941M, G.I. at RAF Aldergrove b+
UK XT456 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XZ
wa279 1965 UK XT457 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA279, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
845Sq/C-B by Feb 1966 still May 1966, w/o 18 Oct 1966 w+
Tail noted on Fleetlands dump (as /C) by 1978, gone by +
wa280 1965 UK XT458 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA280, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
10Apr76 noted HMS Hermes coded H/J of 845Squadron; 04Ju+
25jun82 pictured coded L/315 of 772Squadron C Flight na+
707Sq/Y-CU by Jul 1966, 707Sq/WY-CU by Jul 1971, 707Sq/+
Dec11 being refurbished at RNAS Yeovilton for display p+
wa281 1965 UK XT459 : Wessex HU.5 d/d 6 Jul 1965,  847 Sq/B-S by 1969, 846Sq+
07mar74 848NAS./VB-B
845Sq /B, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeo+
embarked RFA Tidespring on 14 May 1982 at Ascension Isl+
845Sq D Flt/(Y)B May 1982, to 845Sq C Flt/(Y)B Jun 1982+
845Sq/D by May 1983, crashed and w/o 7 Nov 1983 at Sete+
at Park Aviation yard (Faygate) by Feb 1988. Gone by Oc+
UK XT459 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /B
Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / B-S, took part in cyclone relie+
wa282 1965 UK XT460 : dd 7 Jul 1965; 845 Sq/A-B by May 1966; 845 Sq/T-H by S+
845 Sq/K, part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invinci+
845Sq /K, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeo+
RN; 1985 846Sqn./K
Oct 1986 at AES Lee-on-Solent as A2744
to RNAY Wroughton on 17 Mar 1987 for storage.
returned to AES at Lee-on-Solent 25 Jun 1991. In use fo+
to A2744, A2668; scr. Lee-on-Solent Nov 1995
wa283 1965 UK XT461 : Wessex HU.5 dd 5 Aug 1965; to 845Sq/F-B by Oct 1965 sti+
1976 pictured (top) as 846Sq as /VA-VL as lifts off fro+
jan79 confirmed coded B/V-R 846Sqn
1980s, pictured (bot) as HU.5 type 771Sqd /CU-25 on re+
w/o 16 Oct 1987 with 771Sq/825-CU when ditched in Mount+
wa284 1965 UK XT462 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA284, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
845Sq/G-B by Oct 1965 w/o 20 Jan 1966 during a ground t+
to Fleetlands for spares recovery, cannibalised by 1967
wa285 1965 UK XT463 : Royal Navy Wessex HU.5 d/d 07sep65; to AEES Gosport fo+
dd 7 Sep 1965, 845 Sq/R-B by May 1966; 848 Sq/VS-B by +
to Fleetlands by Nov 1982, for conv to HU.5C for RAF
to AESS Gosport by Oct 1996; to Predannack as /D on 19 +
UK XT463 : RAF; 30mar93 pictured as HC type with 78 Sqn on the ram+
84Sq /Ace of Clubs by Mar 1985. Returned to UK Oct 1995+
1990-1993, worked on her, was not 78 Sqn but 84 Sqn
XT463 : to Air and Ground aviation, Hixon autumn 2000
wa286 1965 UK XT464 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA286, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
jan79 coded B/VC 846Sqn
HU.5 845Sq/E-B by Nov 1965 still May 1966 still Sep 19+
845Sq /F, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeo+
Assigned to 845Sq C Flt operating from RFA Tidespring f+
crashed on Fortuna Glacier, 22 Apr 1982 as 845Sq/(Y)F, +
wa287 1965 UK XT465 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA287, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
845 Sq/B-B by Feb 1966 still Jul 1969, 845 Sq/B-A by Ma+
845 Sq/B-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF L+
845 Sq/B-H by Sep 1973 until c Aug 1975, 845 Sq/X-H by +
w/o 6 Mar 1979 as 846Sq/VU-B after hitting cables near +
A wire in Skarsteindalen area, 4 Nautical Miles South S+
R.I.P Leading ACMN Lyall Bradbury RN D07514K, Lt Bern+
wa288 1965 UK XT466 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA288, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
to RNAY Wroughton Dec 1982; to 8921M 2 SoTT RAF Cosford+
to Weeton Barracks for embark / deplaning training, unt+
to A2617, to HMS Sultan Gosport /XV by Dec 1997 still J+
to Whittington Barracks as Gate Gauardian late 2009, go+
Dec17 at Spey Bay Salvage awaitng uplift to Morayvia fo+
UK XT466 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XV
847Sq /XV noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
XT466 : Aug18 at Morayvia, Kinloss and being repainted
wa289 1965 UK XT467 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA289, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
845Sq/G-B by Mar 1966 still Sep 1968; 781Sq by Feb 1970+
RN HU.5 noted 25jul79 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 52+
771Sq /525-CU, participated in Fastnet Race rescue on 1+
771 Sq/525-CU visited RCH on 14 Dec 1981
848Sq D Flt by Jun 1982; To 8922M RNAY Wroughton by 19+
UK 8922M : to RAF Gutersloh Jan 1987 (painted up as XR504 18Sq/BF +
UK XT467 : Everett Aero, Sproughton by Mar 2003 still Feb 2004
UK XT467 : Gunsmoke Paintball site Hadliegh Suffolk by Nov 2006, s+
moved to Layer Marney site by Sep 2017, after Benton En+
wa290 1965 UK XT468 : Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 31 Oct 1965,  847 Sq/H-S by 1969+
02dec68, I flew this airframe whilst appointed to 845NA+
31oct73 848Sqn./VL-B visit
07mar74 848NAS./VL-B
845Sq/D, visited RMB on 19-20 Feb 1982
845Sq /D, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeo+
Was airborne when mv Atlantic Conveyor was sunk by Exoc+
1985 772Sqn /LS-628
772Sq/628-PO by 1987; RNAY Wroughton, to AES Lee-on-Sol+
09apr07 pictured at Predannack airfield
UK XT468 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /H
wa291 1965 UK XT469 : RN Wessex HU.5; d/d Nov 1965,  848Sq/E-A by Apr 1967; +
848 Sq/VE-A by Jun 1971, 848 Sq/VE-B by Sep 1973; 772 +
mid70s, 2 recruitment adverts appeared in the Daily Mir+
Jun78 as 772Sq /PO-14 pictured (pic1) at Portland
noted at RAF Brize Norton 15oct78 coded 514-PO with 77+
22jul79 still coded 514-PO with 772NAS
772 Sq/624-PO by Mar 1982; 847 Sq B Flt/XN 6 May 1982.+
to 771Sq 1 Aug 1982
to Wroughton store by Sep 1982
to 16MU Stafford as G.I. 8920M 10 Dec 1986 still Jan 19+
UK XT469 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /E
reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XN
847Sq /XN noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
UK XT469 : to RAF as /8920M; 17jul92 pictured (pic2) preserved at +
XT469 : 22aug09 at Newton-with-Scales Lancashire, in a small co+
22nov13 Its on e-bay for £12500
Dec14 at Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. Initially in a yar+
21sep15 is for sale on Ream Salvage for 11000,00£
21oct16 still at Isle of Wight. Local newspaper County +
Jul18 still at Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. A lovely ‘+
wa292 1965 UK XT470 : Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 6 Dec 1965,  847 Sq/G-S by 1970,+
jan79 coded B/VB 846Sqn
845 Sq/A, part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invinci+
845Sq/(Y)A damaged (aboard HMS Fearless ?). Offloaded H+
845Sq/(Y)A, RNAY Wroughton, to AAC 7REGT Netheravon 10 +
UK XT470 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /G
Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / G-S, took part in cyclone relie+
wa293 1965 UK XT471 : Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 19 Jan 1966,  847 Sq/F-S by 1969+
UK XT471 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /F
Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / F-S, took part in cyclone relie+
reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XW
847Sq /XW noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
wa294 1965 UK XT472 : 845Sq/G-H by Sep 1973, 845Sq/(Y)M by Jul 1979, 847 Sq/X+
To Helicopter Museum W-s-M, by 1987
24jul93 pictured preserved at International Helicopter +
22 Sep 2018 in open storage / XC, minus folding tail ou+
UK XT472 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XC
847Sq /XC noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
wa295 1965 UK XT473 : HU.5, RNAY Fleetlands Feb 1966, 707Sq by Sep 1972, 848S+
845Sq /A, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeo+
Assigned to 845Sq C Flt operating from RFA Tidespring f+
w/o 22apr82 crashed on Fortuna Glacier as 845Sq/(Y)A, w+
wa296 1966 UK XT474 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA296, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
jan79 coded VL/X-E 845NAS
771 Sq, participated in Fastnet Yacht Race rescue 13-14+
wa297 1966 UK XT475 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA297, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
jan79 707NAS coded VL/WN
UK XT475 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XG
847Sq /XG noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
wa298 1966 UK XT476 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA298, f/f:?; 14mar66 del R+
RN; 1978 845Sqn./VL-WS
848Sq D Flt/WS, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missil+
wa299 1966 UK XT477 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA299, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
Fitted with ski for trials by Feb 1969. Stored Fleetlan+
wa300 1966 UK XT478 : 707Sq/V by Jun 1966, 707Sq/WV-VL by May 1972. To Bangla+
BD WA300 : ex UK RN XT478. In service late 1973. wfu 1994.
wa301 1966 UK XT479 : Royal Navy Wessex HU.5 d/d Apr66; stored near Pafos, C+
707Sq / X-CU by May 1966
Nov 1971 emergency landing at Lympstone after stbd engi+
707 Sq / X-VL by Jun 1972, 707Sq / WX-VL by Aug 1973.
Jan79 coded 707Sqn VL/WX
Feb 1980 emergency landing at Okehampton Camp after stb+
845 Sq/B, part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invinci+
707 Sq / ZA by May 1982
UK XT479 : to RNAY Fleetlands for conversion to RAF HU.5C, until c+
Jan 1987 from RAF Wyton to Liverpool Docks for sea jour+
1993 84 Sqn RAF as HC5C with spade badge on tail, Akrot+
wa302 1966 UK XT480 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA302, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
1977-1978 asg 772 NAS at RNAS Portland
737 Sq / 436-TP Tidepool Flt, visited HMS Drake on 17 M+
22jul79 coded 436-RS with RFA Resource
Dec12 at Rednal, Shropshire. Part of a Paintballing Sit+
UK XT480 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XQ
847Sq /XQ noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
wa303 1966 UK XT481 : d/d 4 May 1966 as HU.5; 707Sq/Z by Jul 1971; 848Sq/VQ +
RN HU.5 noted 25jul79 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 52+
845Sq Garrison Det/XF Sep 1982, returned to UK Nov 1982+
to Predannack Nov 1992, wearing /XF. Still there by Ma+
UK XT481 : Transferred in from an 848Sq attrition reserve at Navy +
wa304 1966 UK XT482 : d/d 5 May 1966 to RN as HU.5; To Culdrose 8 Jun 1966, 7+
RN HU.5 noted 25jul79 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 52+
771 Sq, participated in Fastnet Yacht Race rescue 13-14+
27sep88 pictured coded /ZM 781Squadron (ex 707Sqn) at R+
UK XT482 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XL
Feb 1994 to Fleet Air Arm Museum; 13 Jul 2019 in Hall 3+
wa305 1966 UK XT483 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA305, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
jan79 coded VL/WU 707NAS
jan79 coded B/V-H 846Sqn
848Sq D Flt/WU, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missil+
wa306 1966 UK XT484 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA306, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
845 Sq/H visited HMS Raleigh on 2 Dec 1981
845Sq/H, visited RMB on 19 Feb 1982
845Sq /H, landed on RFA Resource at Rosyth on 3 Apr 198+
wa307 1966 UK XT485 : d/d to RN 2 Jun 1966 as HU.5. 847 Sq/K-S by 1969
847 Sq/K-ST by Dec 1970 (from RFA Stromness)
848Sq/VT-A by Jun 1971, 848Sq/VT-B by sep 1971 still Se+
07mar74 848NAS./VT-B
Named "Waldorf" (pic) after the old men on the Muppets.+
UK XT485 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /K
wa308 1966 UK XT486 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA308, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
UK XT486 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XR
847Sq /XR noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum from 2007; 13aug1+
wa309 1966 UK XT487 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA309, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
wa477 1966 UK XT755 : 848Sq/D-A by Aug 1967, 847Sq/D-S by 1969, 848 Sq/VD-A b+
07mar74 848NAS./VD-B
Yeovilton store by Aug 1982; 845Sq/V by Jun 1984; RNAY+
to 1 SoTT Halton as G.I. 9053M 22 Jan 1991 still Jul 19+
To Phoenix Aviation by Oct 1993, scr. Bruntingthorpe J+
UK XT755 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /D
reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XX
847Sq /XX noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
wa478 1966 UK XT756 : RNAY Fleetlands store 1966, 707Sq/WM-VL by Jul 1973 sti+
848Sq A Flt/WM by Apr 1982. Embarked RFA Regent 19 Apr,+
707Sq/ZJ by Oct 1982 still May 1984, to Lee-on-Solent a+
RN; 1985 707Sqn./ZJ
wa479 1966 UK XT757 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA479, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
dd to Fleetlands store 21 Jul 1966, NATIU 1973-1974, 84+
RNAY Wroughton by Mar 1983; AES Lee by Sep 1984 as G.I+
UK XT757 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XH
847Sq /XH noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
wa480 1966 UK XT758 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA480, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
into storage, 848Sq/VB-VL by Jan 1975, w/o 16 Jan 1976 +
wa481 1966 UK XT759 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA481, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
RN HU.5 noted 25jul79 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 52+
UK XT759 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XY
847Sq /XY noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
wa482 1966 UK XT760 : Wessex HU.5 d/d 10 Oct 1966, 847 Sq/A-S by 1969, 846Sq/+
jan79 confirmed coded B/V-S 846Sqn
To RNEC Manadon as /418 on 25 Jun 1991.
To ETS-CU 6 May 1992, to AES Lee-on-Solent 16 Dec 1992 +
UK XT760 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /A
wa483 1966 UK XT761 : Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 20 Oct 1966; 845Sq/J-A by 1969;
UK XT761 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /J
UK XT761 : Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / J-S, took part in cyclone relie+
07mar74 848NAS./VU-B
771 Sq, participated in Fastnet Yacht Race rescue 13-14+
771Sq/521-CU by Mar 1982; 847 Sq May 1982; 845Sq D Flt +
24jul13 pictured (pic1) at RNAS Culdrose
to Culdrose by Jul 2015
to Higher Purtington by Jun 2017 for restoration to fly+
UK G-WSEX : UK private from Mar18; still painted as XT761 in Rescu+
16nov18 Restoration progress, rotors turning (as XT761)+
Restoration progress: 15 Feb 2019, first flight (as XT7+
09mar19 pictured (pic2) as XT761 at Higher Purtington a+
13Jul19, pictured (pic3) G-WSEX at RNAS Yeovilton 2019+
wa484 1966 UK XT762 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA484, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
to Culdrose for SAHU by 1990
09apr07 pictured still in her original RAE Bedford rasp+
14oct10 visited at Hanberger Hill, still paint ball sig+
wa485 1966 UK XT763 : Westland Wessex HU.5 d/d Royal Navy as XT763, 29nov1966+
Used Jan-Apr 1967 in a joint NARIU and 707Sq equipment +
845 Sq/T-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF L+
Wroughton store by Apr 1972, 772Sq/515-PO by Jul 1976 s+
22jul79 coded 513-PO with 772NAS
wa486 1966 UK XT764 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA486, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
RNSPT/PT by May 1972 still by Aug 1976, RNSPT/RN by Dec+
UK XT764 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XM
wa487 1966 UK XT765 : dd 8 Jan1967; 845 Sq/D-H by Sep 1973; 846 Sq/VN-VL by J+
1975 848 Sq VN HMS Bulwark
845 Sq/S, part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invinci+
845Sq/S (replacing XT448, w/o), visited RMB on 19 Feb 1+
845Sq /S, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeo+
RN; 1985 846Sqn./J
10jul10 pictured at RNAS Yeovilton Air Day 2010
as of 2011 transferred to Fleet Air Arm (FAA) Museum
wa488 1967 UK XT766 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA488, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
07mar74 848NAS./VE-B
22jul79 coded 512-PO with 772NAS
771 NAS / 822-CU; RNAY Wroughton until c Dec 1990
to 1 SoTT Halton by Jan 1991 until Nov 1992
to St Athan (9054M) for BDRT by Nov 1993
to AESS Gosport (A2620) by Apr 1997
UK XT766 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XS
847Sq /XS noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
wa489 1967 UK XT767 : Westland Wessex HU.5 del Royal Navy 04feb67; w/o 03dec+
02feb80 pictured coded LS/811 of 781Squadron SAR Flight+
about 1976 noted RNAS Yeovilton coded OD/VR 846Sqd, RFA+
772 NAS / 624-PO displayed at Portsmouth Navy Days 1984
wa550 1967 UK XT768 : Spent much of period 1974-1979 instrumented with camera+
noted at the Westland factory, Yeovil - EGHG 12sep79 in+
UK XT768 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA550, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
Not issued to Royal Navy, spent most of its active life+
Retired to RNAY Wroughton Mar 1985
XT768 : Sunk as Diving Wreck, Stoney Cove Lake
wa551 1967 UK XT769 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA551, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
RN HU.5 noted 25jul79 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 53+
771Sq/530-CU to Hope Cove, Devon as Rescue 77 to recove+
Sep 1993 to Fleet Air Arm Museum; 13 Jul 12019 in Hall +
wa552 1967 UK XT770 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA552, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
781Sq by Apr 1969, to Fleetlands by Dec 1969 for VIP mo+
to Strettons Outdoor Activity Centre Shawell by Sep 199+
XT770 : Stoney Cove Diving Centre Leicester from 2008; Used as+
wa553 1967 UK XT771 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA553, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
jan79 coded VL/WR 707NAS
to SFDO Culdrose by May 2014 as /620
to Higher Purtington by Jun 2017 still wearing /620 for+
wa554 1967 UK XT772 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA554, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +
781Sq by Sep 1969, 781Sq/(829) by Jan 1971, 781Sq/(817)+
conv into Green Parrot/ Admirals Barge and xfer 781Sqn,+
781 Sq, noted visiting Longroom on 1 May 1979
photo http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/001026+
RNAY Wroughton store by Jul 1981, to 707 Sq (still in G+
used for Winching training at Finningley by Nov 1985; V+


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