List of Operators of Westland Whirlwind SRS.3
|From||Organisation with model Whirlwind SRS.3|
|Construction Numbers on database of Whirlwind SRS.3|
|wa 24||1954|| G-ANJV : srs.1 Westland 16Dec53-30Sep54; del South Georgia Company Ltd+ |
G-ANJV : Bristow Helicopters 05Jul61, conv to Whirlwind Ser.3 19+
VR-BET : Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda 08Jan74-1977
VR-BET : Bristow 1977-1981; donated Helicopter Museum, Weston-su+
G-ANJV : pictured at the IHM Weston-Super-Mare Museum
|wa 39|| G-ANUK : srs.1 Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA39, ff:?; del Bristow H+ |
conv to Whirlwind Ser.3, unk.
|wa 65||1955|| XD771 : har3 Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA65, ntu Royal Navy FAA + |
XJ401 : Spent c 4 years on various A&AEE and Westland test prog+
trials included drooping tail boom, minesweeping equipm+
XJ401 : ff: 24Aug55; del Royal Navy FAA as XJ401, 13Sep55.
Aug 1959 to 737 Sq continuing trials of minesweeping ge+
G-AYTK : wfu & conv Ser.3, Bristow UK as G-AYTK, unk.
to G-AYTK by Feb 1971, to Bermuda as VR-BFG by Oct 1974
G-AYTK : 1971 converted to civilian SAR by Bristow Helicopters; +
VR-BFG : reg Bermuda as VR-BFG, unk; b/u Redhill, UK, 1978.
VH-BFG : reg Bristow Australia as VH-BFG, unk.
|wa 71||1955|| XG576 : har3 Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA71, ff: 16Aug55; del Ro+ |
G-AYNP : ex XG576; to Bristow Dec 1970 as G-AYNP; to South Afric+
sold Bristow UK as G-AYNP, unk; conv Ser.3, unk; lsd Co+
ex ZS-HCY; returned to UK Jul 1977
G-AYNP : converted to civilian SAR by Bristow Helicopters; Jun7+
G-AYNP : to International Helicopter Museum store
By Jun 1994, to Aero-Park Brandenburg as static exhibit+
by , to Heinz Nickel on display at its offices in Zweib+
sold in to Sammler und Hobbywelt in Alten-Buseck, for +
XG576 : Restored by SaHo as Whirlwind HAR.9 in Culdrose Rescue +
Jan 2015 to PS Aero at Baarlo
|wa 78||1955|| XG583 : har3 Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA78, ff: 24Feb56; del Ro+ |
G-BAGD : sold UK as G-BAGD, unk; conv Ser.3, unk; to VR-BES, unk+
|wa 82||1955|| XG587 : har3 Westland Whirlwind HAR.3 f/f 23Sep55; Royal Navy d/d 1+ |
845 NAS / X by Feb 1956, 845 NAS / Z by 28 Nov 1956
G-AYYI : wfu & xfer Bristow, UK as G-AYYI, unk; conv Whirlwind S+
5N-AIS : xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-AIS, unk; scr, unk.
|wa 83||1956|| XG588 : har3 Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA83, ff: 30Sep56; del Ro+ |
to Warrior SAR Flt/995-J, Nov 1956 for Grapple deployme+
G-BAMH : Bristow Helicopters from 1969; Jan/Oct 1973 as Whirlwin+
VR-BEP : Bermuda, ex G-BAMH
XG588 : May 1986 to East Midlands aviation museum
preserved at East Midlands Aeropark as RAF SAR aircraft
|wa113||1955|| G-AODA : srs.1 Westland aircraft Ltd May/Sep 1955. One of two series 1+ |
G-AODA : Shell UK, Sep55-Oct61
pictured when I worked for Robert H Ray Co, an America+
World Wide Helicopters (UK) Ltd Oct61-Oct64
G-AODA : Bristow Helicopters from May65; Jul65 conv Ser.3 with a+
1980 used by BAe Dynamics and GEC/Marconi in developmen+
9Y-TDA : Bristow Trinidad & Tobago 1969-1974
EP-HAC : leased Iranian Helicopter Co as EP-HAC, unk; operated i+
G-AODA : To IHM Weston-super-Mare 7 Aug 1993, still Dec 1993
|wa114||1955|| G-AODB : srs.1 Westland WS-55 Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA114, ff: Aug55; d+ |
5N-AJJ : xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-AJJ, unk; fate unk.
|wa115||1955|| G-AOCZ : srs.1 Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA115, ff: Aug55; reg Wes+ |
G-AOCZ : Bristow helicopters Apr/Aug 1965; [displayed Biggen H+
EP-HAE : Iran Helicopters Aug65-Jul67
VR-BDF : Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda 18Feb69-?
5N-AIM : Bristow Nigeria; w/o unk
|wa117||1955|| G-AODP : srs.1 Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA117, ff: 1955; reg West+ |
G-AODP : Airwork Helicopters, Ltd 05May56-02Nov60
VR-NDL : VR-NDL ??? during Autair and before first lease to Nige+
G-AODP : sold Bristow Helicopters, Ltd as G-AOPD, 31Jan63; conv +
VP-TCN : Bristow Caribbean, Port-au-Spain
5N-ABP : lsd Bristow, Nigeria as 5N-ABP, 25Oct68; w/o unk.
|wa125||1955|| WAD97 : srs2 Westland Whirlwind Ser.2 c/n WA125, ff:?; del SNCASE as+ |
WAD97 : xfer France Adla, WAD97, 11Feb56.
8 000 106 : xfer ALAT as 8 000 106, 24Feb56; asgd GH No2, AVO, 24Fe+
G-ATLZ : sold Bristow Helicopters Ltd, Redhill as G-ATLZ, 22Dec6+
rtnd Bristow as G-ATLZ, 30Sep71 - 18Oct71.
EP-HAK : lsd Iran Helicopters as EP-HAK, 18Nov66-30Sep71.
5N-AJH : xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-AJH, 18Oct71; b/u Nigeria, u+
|wa191||1957|| G-AOYB : srs2 Westland WS-55 Whirlwind Ser.2 c/n WA191, ff:1957; reg + |
VR-BBN : conv Whirlwind Ser.3, unk; del Helicopter Rentals (Berm+
to Grampian Fire Service, Aberdeen as a situation train+
|wa240||1958|| G-AOZK : srs.1 Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA240, ff: 1958 |
Westland Jan57-Jan58; Airwork helicopter Ltd Jan58-Nov6+
pictured (pic) at Amposta Marino Norte oil field, off s+
VR-NDK : Cameroon, unk
5N-ABD : Bristow Nigeria Nov60
VR-BEQ : Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda Jan74; w/o unk.
|wa241||1958|| G-APDY : srs.1 Westland Whirlwind Ser.1 Westland Jul57-Nov66 |
G-APDY : Fison-Airwork Ltd, Sywell 14Apr62
G-APDY : 1966 in sci-fi horror film Island of Terror with Peter +
Bristow Nov66-Sep67, Ser.3 type
502 : Nigerian Air Force NAF-502 from Sep67; b/u unk
|wa298||1959|| G-APWN : srs.1 Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA298, ff: 1959; reg West+ |
G-APWN : at Redhill
Preserved Midland Air Museum, Coventry in Bristow colou+
pictured without main rotors at Midland Air Museum
|wa394||1962|| N-7008 : Marinha; Whirlwind WS-55 srs.1; w/o 17aug64 |
|wa395||1962|| N-7009 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA395, ff: Oct62; del Bra+ |
|wa396||1962|| N-7010 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA396, ff: Oct62; del Bra+ |
|wa397||1962|| G-600 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA397, ff: 1962; del Ghan+ |
|wa398||1962|| G-601 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA398, ff: 1962; del Ghan+ |
|wa399||1962|| G-602 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA399, ff: 1962; del Ghan+ |
|wa400||1962|| G-603 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3 c/n WA400, ff: 1962; del Ghana+ |
|wa401||1962|| G-604 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3 c/n WA401, ff: 1962; del Ghana+ |
|wa402||1962|| G-605 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3 c/n WA402, ff: 1962; del Ghana+ |
G-ASOU : Bristow Helicopters Ltd, Redhill G-ASOU, D-HODE, G-ASOU+
D-HODE : ex G-ASOU, at Redhill with floats 11 Apr 1964, delivere+
|wa490||1964|| AMDB-100 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA490, ff: 1964; del Sult+ |
VR-BDL : sold Bristow Helicopters, Bermuda as VR-BDL, unk.
PK-HBM : xfer Bristow Indonesia as PK-HBM, unk; rtnd Bristow, Be+
|wa491||1964|| AMDB-101 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA491, ff: 1964; del Sult+ |
|wa492||1964|| AMDB-102 : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA492, ff: 1964; del Sult+ |
VR-BDM : sold Bristow Helicopters, Bermuda as VR-BDM, unk.
G-AXZS : xfer Bristow UK as G-AXZS, unk.
9Y-TDJ : xfer Bristow Trinindad & Tobago as 9Y-TDJ, unk; scr unk+
|wa493||1965|| G-ATKV : Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA493, ff: Nov65; del Bri+ |
rtnd to Bristow as G-ATKV, unk; spent most of its worki+
EP-HAN : In 1967 it was exported to Iran, re-registered as EP-HA+
VR-BEU : xfer Helicopter Rentals (Bermuda) as VR-BEU, 1974. It r+
G-ATKV : to British Rotorcraft Museum (now IHM), Dec 1981.
VR-BEU : In use at outdoor activity centre The Big Sheep in Abb+
|wa612||1968|| QA1 : Westland Whirlwind, c/n WA612, ff?; reg UK as G-17-1, u+ |
1 : Preserved at Al Udeid, still present Mar 2011
|wa613||1968|| QA2 : Westland Whirlwind, c/n WA613, ff?; reg UK as G-17-2, u+ |
2 : Spent some of its operational life fitted with floats.