Westland Whirlwind

Whirlwind HAS.7


Westland WS-55 Whirlwind powered by Alvis Leonides Major engine and a 3 degree droop of the tail boom for increased main rotor clearance. 120 built for Royal Navy and some used as Commando transports for Royal Marines.
Early individuals of the HAS.7 were plagued by engine problems, principally with the centrifugal clutch mechanism of the Alvis Leonides Major Mk.155 engine. Failure rates became so high that the type was withdrawn from service for several months while intense work was put into solving the problem. In the meantime the type was grounded between Apr and Nov 1959 and some Units re-equipped with the older HAR.3 until they could be replaced with rectified HAS.7s.

List of Operators of Westland Whirlwind HAS.7

From Organisation with model Whirlwind HAS.7
united kingdom Westland
    Whirlwind 1952/??
united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
    Whirlwind 167 1953/77
yugoslavia Ratno Vazdhuhoplovstvo i Protiv Vazdusna
    Whirlwind 34 1957/74
united kingdom Newark (Notts & Lincs) Air Museum
    Whirlwind 1 1980/   
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wa 84 1956 UK XG589 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA84, ff: 17Oct56; del Ro+
wa 85 1956 UK XG590 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA85, ff: 08Nov56; del Ro+
wa 86 1957 UK XG591 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA86, ff: 31May57; del Ro+
wa 87 1957 UK XG592 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA87, ff: 24Apr57; del Ro+
RN during service served with (earliest first) 700NAS, +
to Wroughton store until
to Wales Aircraft Museum still wearing code /54, depar+
to Task Force Paintball at Cowbridge by Nov 1995, until+
wa 88 1957 UK XG593 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA88, ff: 24Apr57; del Ro+
wa 89 1957 UK XG594 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA89, ff: 27Apr57; del Ro+
Preserved Strathallan Aircraft Collection
To National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Aug 1991 as +
wa 90 1957 UK XG595 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA90, ff: 30Apr57; del Ro+
wa 91 1957 UK XG596 : RN type HAS.7 ; 24jul93 pictured preserved at Internati+
dd 24 May 1957 to 700Sq as /508-H; 737Sq/775-PO by Feb+
XG596 : acquired by Weston-super-Mare Dec 1976, for British Rot+
at British Rotorcraft Museum (now IHM) Jun 1978, still +
To Yeovil for restoration by Westland, on behalf of the+
at The Helicopter Museum, Weston super Mare
unlikely that the restoration at Yeovil was completed. +
wa 92 1957 UK XG597 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA92, ff: 15May57; reject+
UK XG597 : Used by Westland as a trials and training airframe unti+
XG597 British Aircraft Corporation : Used for SAR by English Electric (later BAC) at Warton.
remains at Shackleton's scrapyard near Siddal, nr Halif+
wa/h/167 1957 UK XK940 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA/H/167, ff: 02Sep57; de+
HAS.7 824Sqn/334-C Feb 1960 until Dec 1961, to 825 NAS.
HAS.7 825 NAS/314-V Dec 1961, replacing XN381 on unit s+
UK G-AYXT : del Autair, Luton as G-AYXT, 01Jul72?; pres. Weston-sup+
arrived by Feb 1976, left Elstree store by early 1977
to Panshanger early
ex Panshanger; to Carnforth (date ?); to Heysham (date +
1980s completely rebuilt by Jim Wilkie and returned to +
wa153 1957 UK XK906 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA153, ff: 21May57; del R+
UK XK906 : Used mostly for trials; Jun 1957 to A&AEE Boscombe Down+
by Nov 1961 to RAE Bedford for various trials and rotor+
Jan 1973 sold to company in Surrey; Mar 1975 to Nethera+
wa154 1957 UK XK907 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA154, ff: 25May57; del R+
to Autair at Luton by Jun 1971 for conversion to Srs 2C+
left Elstree storage by early , still there 1977
UK XK907 : to Westland by Oct 1957; to RRE Pershore by Jul 1962; +
XK907 Midland Air Museum : Midland Air Museum, Coventry by Apr 1981, still Dec 199+
wa155 1957 UK XK908 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA155, ff: 03Jun57; del R+
700 Sq H Flt / 505 /E by Jul 1957
10 Sep 1957 Collision with RAF Hunter over East Stratto+
wa156 1957 UK XK909 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA155, ff: 03Jun57; del R+
820 Sq /320 /Z Feb 1958; AHU Eglinton for 824 Sq May 1+
wa157 1957 UK XK910 : RN Whirlwind HAS.7 f/f 13Jun57 d/d 04Jul57
845Sq /A by Sep 1957 to Jan 1958; 820Sq /321 /W by Ja+
w/o 11aug60 ditching. Pilot Lt Cdr Creasy, Observer Lt +
wa158 1957 UK XK911 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA158, ff: 14Jun57; del R+
820 Sq /322 /Y Jan 1958; Eglinton store May 1958
AES Arbroath by Mar 1968
AES Lee, still as /519-PO (A2603) by Mar 1978
wa159 1957 UK XK912 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA159, ff: 18Jun57; del R+
820 Sq /323 /R Feb 1958; to SAR Flt Eglinton May 1958
SAR Flt Centaur / 977-C by Mar 1965, until c Sep 1965
wa160 1957 UK XK933 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA160, ff: 05Jul57; del R+
820 Sq /324 /S Feb 1958, to AHU Eglinton May 1958
737 Sq / 770, ditched 17 May 1960; to AIU Lee
to Arbroath (A2496) by Sep 1960, still Jan 1964, still +
wa161 1957 UK XK934 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA161, ff: 14Jul57; del R+
Aug 1957 to 845 Sq / T, until c Dec 1957
820 Sq /325 /T Jan 1958; 7 May 1958 ditched and sank i+
wa162 1957 UK XK935 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA162, ff: 16Jul57; del R+
820 Sq /326 /X Feb 1958; pictured during precautionary+
Hermes SAR Flt/985 since Oct 1962, ditched and sank, 23+
wa163 1957 UK XK936 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA163, ff: 18Jul57; del R+
dd 1 Aug 1957 RNAS Lee-on-Solent; 845Sq by Sep 1957 unt+
XK936 : transferred to IWM as /62 in Oct 1975 (as a replacement+
wa164 1957 UK XK937 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA164, ff: 30Jul57; del R+
Feb 1963 to 848 Sq / C-CU, until Jun 1963
RNAY Wroughton; to Bicester Apr 1975 (8432M ntu), Bices+
wa165 1957 UK XK938 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA165, ff: 14Aug57; del R+
HAS.7 824Sq/337-V and /T Apr 1958 until Apr 1959; Culdr+
HAS.7 824Sqn/335 Jan 1960 until ditched and sank off Ma+
wa166 1957 UK XK939 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA166, ff: 17Sep57; del R+
wa168 1957 UK XK941 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA168, ff: 27Aug57; del R+
wa169 1957 UK XK942 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA169, ff: 20Sep57; del R+
wa170 1957 UK XK943 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA170, ff: 24Sep57; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/336 Apr 1958. Damaged tail in autorotation+
848Sq / S-B by Mar 1960 until Nov 1962, 848 Sq / B-CU b+
Wroughton store by Jan 1975
To AES Lee (A2653) / 57 by Nov 1975; open store at Lee +
to Abingdon for BDRT /57 by Sep 1983 as 8796M; scrapped+
wa171 1957 UK XK944 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA171, ff: 04Oct57; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/334-C Mar 1962, replacing XN381 on unit st+
AES Lee, still as /86-PO (A2607) by Mar 1978
to Brunel Technical College 5 Feb 1978
wa172 1957 UK XK945 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA172, ff: 27Sep57; del R+
845 Sq/397 /J since Jan 1958. Ditched and sank 4nm S of+
wa195 1957 UK XL833 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA195, ff: 15Oct57; del R+
845 NAS Whirlwind XL833/390/A suffered engine failure w+
wa196 1957 UK XL834 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA196, ff: 21Oct57; del R+
wa197 1957 UK XL835 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA197, ff: 21Oct57; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/333-V and /M Apr 1958 until Apr 1959; Culd+
820Sq/294 by Dec 1959; 705Sq/520 by Nov 1960 until Jan +
Lee store Jan 1970; to 8356M n.t.u; spares recovery Cul+
to Predannack by Oct 1974, largely burnt by Aug 1976, l+
wa198 1957 UK XL836 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA198, ff: 27Oct57; del R+
Sembawang store by Nov 1958
848 Sq / G-B by Jan 1962, heavy landing in Oman Sep 196+
Fleetlands store by Sep 1966; 705 Sq/555-CU by Jan 1968+
Wroughton by Dec 1974, to A2462
Fleetlands gate/65-FL by Aug 1975 to c Jun 1979; Fleetl+
to Predannack Aug 1983, scrapped by 1993
wa199 1957 UK XL837 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA199, ff: 26Oct57; del R+
wa200 1957 UK XL838 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA200, ff: 29Oct57; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/332-V and /P Apr 1958. Ditched and sank of+
wa201 1957 UK XL839 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA201, f/f: 07Nov57; del +
har9 conv to HAR.9 by Westland at Weston-super-Mare Oct 1964+
to Protector Flt by Jun 1967 until mid Sep 1967; Culdro+
RNAY Wroughton store by Jul 1975
RN Presentation / Demonstration Team at Lee by Jan 1978+
wa202 1957 UK XL840 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA202, ff: 19Nov57; del R+
Lee on Solent /56; administratively SoC 26 Jun 1976; to+
to Squires Gate (117 Sq) Air Training Corps, in Jan 197+
to Bawtry by Feb 2016
wa203 1957 UK XL841 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA203, ff: 22Nov57; del R+
wa204 1957 UK XL842 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA204, ff: 02Dec57; del R+
wa205 1957 UK XL843 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA205, ff: 11Dec57; del R+
To Hal Far in HMS Eagle, Hal Far store Feb 1958; reserv+
AETW Middle Wallop by Mar 1976; Middle Wallop dump by A+
wa206 1958 UK XL844 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA206, ff: 12Feb58; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/336 and /S Jun 1958, replacing XK943 on un+
820 Sq/295-R by Jan 1960 to Sep 1959; 737Sq/771 by Oct +
Oct 1963 to Centaur SAR Flt/977 until Nov 1964
ditched off HMS Centaur c 20nm NE of Tanjung Sedili off+
wa207 1958 UK XL845 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA207, ff: 13Feb58; del R+
wa208 1958 UK XL846 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA208, ff: 18Feb58; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/331-V and /U Apr 1958 until Apr 1959.
820Sq/291/X by Jan 1960; 705Sq/530 by Oct 1960 until No+
Wroughton store by Oct 1972
AES Lee, still as /85 (A2625) by Mar 1978, still Mar 19+
to Predannack by Apr 1986, perished 1992.
wa209 1958 UK XL847 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA209, ff: 12Feb58; del R+
AES Lee, still as /83 (A2626) by Mar 1978, still Mar 19+
wa210 1958 UK XL848 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA210, ff: 24Feb58; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/334 Apr 1958 until May 1958. Returned to +
wa211 1958 UK XL849 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA211, ff: 07Mar58; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/330-V and /J Apr 1958 until Apr 1959; Culd+
HAS.7 824Sqn/333 Dec 1959 until ditched and sank off Th+
w/o 15feb60, I was the A/S air crewman when it ditched +
wa212 1958 UK XL850 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA212, ff: 21Mar58; del R+
RNAY Fleetlands as part of HAS.7 engine modification pr+
wa213 1958 UK XL851 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA213, ff: 21Mar58; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/335-V and /A Apr 1958 until Apr 1959.
HAS.7 824Sqn/331-V Nov 1959. Ditched and sank while ope+
a/c was operating from HMS Ark Royal, 824Sqn. I have ap+
wa214 1958 UK XL852 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA214, ff: 10Apr58; del R+
wa215 1958 UK XL853 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA215, ff: 17Apr58; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/337-C Feb 1962 until ditched off Portland +
AES Lee (A2630) by Mar 1978, still Mar 1980.
wa216 1958 UK XL854 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA216, ff: 17Apr58; del R+
wa217 1958 UK XL867 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA217, ff: 19Apr58; del R+
HAS.7 815 NAS / 300 by Oct 1958, 815 NAS / 301-A by O+
RNAY Wroughton storage by Dec 1974, until mid 1976
To Holyhead Sea Cadets at TS Ganges by Jul 1976, still +
Acquired as display item by Cliff Hotel holiday park on+
wa218 1958 UK XL868 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA218, ff: 21Apr58; del R+
ex 705 NAS/57; remains in a scrapyard near Siddal, nr H+
wa219 1958 UK XL869 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA219, ff: 24Apr58; del R+
wa220 1958 UK XL870 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA220, ff: 08May58; del R+
Lee store by Mar 1958, Seletar store by Nov 1958, 814Sq+
737 Sq/778 by Mar 1962, ditched Portland harbour 7 May +
wa221 1958 UK XL871 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA221, ff: 14May58; del R+
wa222 1958 UK XL872 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA222, ff: 19May58; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/335-C Mar 1961, replacing XL879 on unit st+
wa223 1958 UK XL873 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA223, ff: 23May58; del R+
wa224 1958 UK XL874 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA224, ff: 11Jun58; del R+
May 1963 to 848 Sq / J-CU until c Jul 1963
wa225 1958 UK XL875 : Westland WS-55 Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA225, f/f: 25Jun58+
XL875 : Noted at Perth EGPT as GI airframe with AST
wa226 1958 UK XL876 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA226, ff: 26Jun58; del R+
wa227 1958 UK XL877 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA227, ff: 14Jul58; del R+
Sep 1958 to 815 Sq / 300; 21 Oct 1958 ditched off Inish+
wa228 1958 UK XL878 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA228, ff: 14Jul58; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/334-V Nov 1958, replacing XL848 on unit st+
HAS.7 824Sqn/330-R Nov 1959, /330-C by Apr 1961 until D+
HAS.7 825 NAS/318-V Dec 1961, replacing XN380 on unit s+
Nov 1962 to Hermes SAR Flt / 986-H
Feb 1967 to 829 Sq / 514-PO; Jun 1967 to 771 Sq / 514-P+
wa229 1958 UK XL879 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA229, ff: 20Jul58; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/335 Jul 1960, replacing XK938 on unit stre+
wreckage to RNEC Manadon. Burnt during at an Open Day.
wa230 1958 UK XL880 : har9 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA230, f/f: 25Jul58; del +
815Sq / 306-A damaged blades and tail in deck accident +
Dec 1962 to 848 Sq / U, until May 1963
May 1963 to 847 Sq / U-CU, until Nov 1964
har9 To Westland at Weston-super-Mare for conversion to HAR.+
RN: Whirlwind HAR.9 noted in storage at RAF Wroughton ,+
stored at Lee-on-Solent; to Predannack on 10 Mar 1994.
wa231 1958 UK XL881 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA231, ff: 06Aug58; del R+
Oct 1959 to 815 Sq / 307 / A until c Dec 1960
Feb 1962 to 848 Sq / L-B (replacing XN300 on unit stren+
Jun 1965 into long term storage at Fleetlands, until c +
Jul 1968 to 771 Sq / 511-PO; 2 Sep 1969 ditched in 10 m+
Mar 1970 to RN Air Medical School
wa232 1958 UK XL882 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA232, ff: 20Aug58; del R+
815Sq/307 by Oct 1958 to Mar 1959, 814Sq/285-H by May 1+
HAS.7 825 NAS/312-V Sep 1960, until Dec 1961 to 824Sqn.
HAS.7 824Sqn/332-C Dec 1961, replacing XM667 on unit st+
771Sq/751 by Mar 1964, 829 Sq/514 by Jan 1965, ditched +
wa233 1958 UK XL883 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA233, ff: 17Sep58; del R+
815 Sq/308 during 1960 Far East deployment aboard HMS A+
wa234 1958 UK XL884 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA234, ff: 19Sep58; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/336-C Oct 1960 until transferred to 825 NA+
HAS.7 825 NAS/316-V Dec 1961, replacing XN379 on unit s+
wa235 1958 UK XL896 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA235, ff: 25Sep58; del R+
Lee store Nov 1958, to Hal Far store Jan 1959, 814 Sq /+
By Aug 1962 to 846 Sq / P-A until c Dec 1962; Culdrose +
wa236 1958 UK XL897 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA236, ff: 25Sep58; del R+
815Sq/302-A (replacing XL850) Mar 1960 until ditched an+
wa237 1958 UK XL898 : har9 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA237, f/f: 16Oct58; del +
HAS.7 824Sqn/337-CU Oct 1960 until transferred to 825 N+
HAS.7 825 NAS/317-V Dec 1961, believed to have replaced+
Apr 1963 short term assigned to 848 Sq / F; May 1963 to+
har9 to Weston-super-Mare for conv HAR.9 by Mar 1965, comple+
RN: Whirlwind HAR.9 noted in storage at RAF Wroughton ,+
HAR.9, 8654M. To New Byth, until sold for scrap in .
wa238 1958 UK XL899 : har9 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA238, f/f: 24Oct58; del +
Dec 1961 to 848 Sq / M-B (replacing XN301), until c Jun+
har9 conv to HAR.9 by Westland at Weston-super-Mare Jan 1965+
RN: Whirlwind HAR.9 noted in storage at RAF Wroughton ,+
HAR.9, to Predannack by May 1990
wa239 1958 UK XL900 : har9 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA239, f/f: 29Oct58; del +
HAS.7 824Sqn/333-C Apr 1961, replacing XN303 on unit st+
wa251 1958 UK XM660 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA251, ff: 20Nov58; del R+
HAS.7 824Sqn/332 Feb 1959, replacing XL838 on unit stre+
to Navy Recruitment Unit at Lee by Aug 1974
to Fleetlands by Apr 1976
ex, Fleetlands; on Gate at RNAY Almondbank /78, Jan 19+
XM660 North East Aircraft Museum : to North East Aircraft Museum Sep 1984 until 1996.
to RAF Millom Museum, Oct 1996 until 2010. Last noted +
19sep19 ocated in a private yard near Athens, Greece
wa252 1958 UK XM661 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA252, ff: 26Nov58; del R+
700(H)Sq May 1959, 737 Sq/774-PO by Oct 1959 ditched an+
wa253 1958 UK XM662 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA253, ff: 04Dec58; del R+
Dec 1961 to 848 Sq / B-B (replacing XN260), until c mid+
wa254 1958 UK XM663 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA254, f/f 15Dec58; del R+
remains at Shackleton's scrapyard near Siddal, nr Halif+
wa255 1958 UK XM664 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA255, ff: 30Dec58; del R+
Fleetlands store by Jan 1959, 700(H)Sq May 1959, 737 Sq+
wa256 1958 UK XM665 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA256, ff: 30Dec58; del R+
XM665 : Exhibit, at Thorpe Water Park, Chertsey,. Arrived 16 De+
Exported to Australia Mar/Apr 1994
Museum of Flight, Nowra
wa257 1959 UK XM666 : har9 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA257, f/f: 07Jan59; del +
wa258 1959 UK XM667 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA258, ff: 21Jan59; del R+
RNAY Fleetlands store by Feb 1959
HAS.7 824Sqn/332-R Nov 1959 until Nov 1961, to 825 NAS.
HAS.7 825 NAS/312-V Nov 1961, replacing XL882 on unit s+
Shipped back to UK Nov 1963; Reconditioned by Fleetland+
705 Sq /(5)56 by Aug 1966; 26 Apr 1972, forced landing+
AES Lee, still as /56-CU (A2629) by Mar 1978, still Mar+
to Predannack by
wa259 1959 UK XM668 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA259, ff: 26Jan59; del R+
Mar 1961 to 848 Sq / Y-B until c Dec 1961 and again Sep+
May 1963 to 847 Sq / S; 24 Jul 1963 forced landing nr b+
Oct 1963 to Culdrose fire pits
wa260 1959 UK XM669 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA260, ff: 22Feb59; del R+
Apr 1960 to 848 Sq / Z-B, until c Mar 1963
Wroughton store until c May 1977
to Predannack as /510 by Jun 1977
wa261 1959 UK XM683 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA261, ff: 18Feb59; del R+
Jan 1960 to 848 Sq / T-B at Sembawang; ditched off HMS +
wa262 1959 UK XM684 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA262, ff: 21Feb59; del R+
wa263 1959 UK XM685 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA263, ff: 22Feb59; del R+
Sep64-Nov65 with XM684 on HMS Ark Royal (R09) SAR Fligh+
arrived by Feb 1976, (G-AYZJ) left Elstree store by ear+
UK XM685 : Newark museum from 1980
wears 771 Sq / 513 at Newark Air Museum, still there Ma+
wa264 1959 UK XM686 : From line, straight to Westland trials a/c by May 1959.+
UK XM686 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA264, ff: 1959; del Roya+
705 Sq/523 by Nov 1963, 705 Sq/530 by Aug 1964, 705 Sq/+
w/o 17 Jun 1966 at Predannack with 705 Sq, when it hit +
wa265 1959 UK XM687 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA265, ff: 14Aug59; del R+
wa270 1959 UK XN258 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA270, f/f: 29Aug59; del +
ff 29 Aug 1959, tropical trials use, then dd RN May 196+
har9 conv completed Dec 1965. Assigned to Hermes SAR Flt/336+
To North East Air Museum by Oct 1993 (from Flambards), +
UK XN258 : to Cornwall Aero Park Dec 1975 as HAR.9 /589-CU. Still +
XN258 : NEAM called North East Land Sea and Air Museum, Sunderl+
wa271 1959 UK XN259 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA271, ff: 24Aug59; del R+
Feb 1960 to 848 Sq / A-B until c Oct 1962
AES Arbroath by Mar 1970
AES Lee, still as /518-PO (A2604) by Mar 1978
At P&EE Foulness by Mar 1984
wa272 1959 UK XN260 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA272, ff: 24Aug59; del R+
wa273 1959 UK XN261 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA273, ff: 26Aug59; del R+
Dec 1959 to 848 Sq / C-B, until c Jan 1963
Oct 1963 to Centaur SAR Flt / 978-C, until c Aug 1965
To AES Lee (A2652) / 61 by Nov 1975; open store at Lee +
wa274 1959 UK XN262 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA274, ff: 14Sep59; del R+
wa275 1959 UK XN263 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA275, ff: 22Sep59; del R+
848 Sq / E-B by Jan 1960 until at least Jun 1963; 705 +
4 Jun 1965 Damaged during heavy landing at PRedannack w+
Stored Culdrose by Jul 1967; Brawdy Stn Flt / (8)13-BY +
Brawdy SAR Flight /13 by Aug 1968
771 Sq by Sep 1968; Lee on Solent by Jul 1970 for stor+
Marked with Army titling and to AETW Middle Wallop by F+
to RMCS Shrivenham Jun 1984 until Jun 1988.
XN263 : sold privately. To Bosham Apr 1989 for restoration as /+
wa276 1959 UK XN264 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA276, ff: 23Sep59; del R+
as 705 NAS / (5)53 at Somerford Hotel, Christchurch by +
wa277 1959 UK XN297 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA277, ff: 30Sep59; del R+
HAS.7 825 NAS/310-V Feb 1962, replacing XN361 on unit s+
wa278 1959 UK XN298 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA278, f/f: 08Oct59; del +
848 Sq / H-B Nov 1959 to Jul 1960 collided with XN305 /+
har9 to W-s-M for conv to HAR.9 May 1965.
Lee SAR Flt/(8)10-LS by May 1973 named Faith by Feb 197+
RN: Whirlwind HAR.9 noted in storage at RAF Wroughton ,+
to Linwood School playground by Dec 1982
to Helicopter Collection Stoke-on-Trent Mar 1986
XN298 : G.I. Chorley Fire School May 1990, still Jan 1995, stil+
to RAF Millom Museum 13 Apr 2008, still Apr 2010. Belie+
wa279 1959 UK XN299 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA279, ff: 19Oct59; del R+
848Sq/K-B by Jan 1960 to c Oct 1962
Nov 1963 to 847 Sq / Z; 845Sq Nov 1964
Jun 1967 to JWE Old Sarum / 758 and became last HAS.7 i+
XN299 Torbay Aircraft Museum : Torbay Aircraft Museum Feb 1979 to 1988
RM Museum May 1989, pres. Tangmere by Feb 1997
wa280 1959 UK XN300 : Westland Whirlwind HAS.7, c/n WA280, ff: 26Oct59; del R+
Nov 1959 to 848 Sq / L-B; 17 Jan 1962 crashed nr RAAF P+
Oct 1963 to 846 NAS as /T-A at Sembawang; 14 Jul 1964 e+

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