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    wa493 srs.3 1965     EP-HAN: In 1967 it was exported to Iran, re-registered as EP-HAN, an+
    Bristow Bermuda 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+
    wa 15 srs.1 1953     G-ANFH: Autair Helicopters Feb/Apr 1969
    Westland G-ANFH: Westland Oct53-Nov54

    BEA G-ANFH: BEA - delivered Yeovil EGHG to Gatwick EGKK 02Nov54

    British European Airways Nov54-Apr64; BEA Helicoters Ap+

    1964 featured in the closing scenes of The Beatles film+

    1965 featured in You Must Be Joking in the scene where +

    - G-ANFH: at Briitsh Rotorcraft Museum W-s-M by Jun 1979, still D+

    hull at International helicopter museum, Weston-Super-+
    wa 24 srs.1 1954     G-ANJV: srs.3 Bristow Helicopters 05Jul61, conv to Whirlwind Ser.3 1963
    Westland G-ANJV: Westland 16Dec53-30Sep54; del South Georgia Company Ltd+

    Bristow Bermuda VR-BET: Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda 08Jan74-1977

    - G-ANJV : pictured at the IHM Weston-Super-Mare Museum
    wa 39 srs.1     G-ANUK: Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA39, ff:?; del Bristow Helico+
    wa115 srs.1 1955     G-AOCZ: Bristow helicopters Apr/Aug 1965; [displayed Biggen Hill, +
    Westland G-AOCZ: Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA115, ff: Aug55; reg Wes+

    Bristow Helicopters Iran EP-HAE: Iran Helicopters Aug65-Jul67

    Bristow Bermuda VR-BDF: Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda 18Feb69-?

    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-AIM: Bristow Nigeria; w/o unk
    wa113 srs.1 1955     G-AODA: srs.3 Bristow Helicopters from May65; Jul65 conv Ser.3 with a sing+
    Westland G-AODA: Westland aircraft Ltd May/Sep 1955. One of two series 1+

    World Wide Helicopters G-AODA: Shell UK, Sep55-Oct61

    pictured when I worked for Robert H Ray Co, an America+

    World Wide Helicopters (UK) Ltd Oct61-Oct64

    Bristow Caribbean 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 srs.1 1955     G-AODB: srs.3 Westland WS-55 Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA114, ff: Aug55; del Br+
    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-AJJ: xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-AJJ, unk; fate unk.
    wa116 srs.1 1955     G-AODO: Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA116, ff: 1955; del Bristow H+
    wa117 srs.1 1955     G-AODP: sold Bristow Helicopters, Ltd as G-AOPD, 31Jan63; conv Ser.3+
    Westland G-AODP: Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA117, ff: 1955; reg West+

    Airwork (Helicopters) Ltd G-AODP: Airwork Helicopters, Ltd 05May56-02Nov60

    - VR-NDL: VR-NDL ??? during Autair and before first lease to Nige+

    Bristow Caribbean VP-TCN: Bristow Caribbean, Port-au-Spain

    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-ABP: lsd Bristow, Nigeria as 5N-ABP, 25Oct68; w/o unk.
    wa126 srs.1     G-AOHE: Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA126, ff: ?; del Bristow Heli+
    wa191 srs2 1957     G-AOYB: Westland WS-55 Whirlwind Ser.2 c/n WA191, ff:1957; reg Brist+
    wa240 srs.1 1958     G-AOZK: Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA240, ff: 1958
    - VR-NDK: Cameroon, unk

    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-ABD: Bristow Nigeria Nov60

    - VR-BEQ: Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda Jan74; w/o unk.
    wa241 srs.1 1958     G-APDY: srs.3 Bristow Nov66-Sep67, Ser.3 type
    Westland G-APDY: Westland Whirlwind Ser.1 Westland Jul57-Nov66

    Airwork (Helicopters) Ltd G-APDY: Fison-Airwork Ltd, Sywell 14Apr62

    Nigerian Air Force 502: Nigerian Air Force NAF-502 from Sep67; b/u unk
    wa295 srs.1 1960     G-APRV: Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA295, ff: Feb-Mar 1960; Bris+
    Bristow Bermuda VR-BBE: Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda, unk; to Iran

    Bristow Helicopters Iran EP-HAA: Iran Helicopters; w/o unk
    wa296 srs.1 1960     G-APRW: Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA296, ff: Feb-Mar 1960; del B+
    - D-HODA: ex VR-BBF, G-APRW, delivered to Germany, via Gatwick 14+
    wa299 srs2 1959     G-APWO: Bristow, unk; conv Ser.3
    Westland G-APWO: Westland Whirlwind Ser.1, c/n WA299, ff:?; Westland Ai+

    Austrian Air Force 4D-XR: OL ?

    Bristow Helicopters Iran EP-HAG: Iran Helicopters unk

    - G-APWO: preserved as G-APWO
    wa402 srs.3 1962     G-ASOU: Bristow Helicopters Ltd, Redhill G-ASOU, D-HODE, G-ASOU, 5N-+
    ghana air force G-605: Westland Whirlwind Ser.3 c/n WA402, ff: 1962; del Ghana+

    - D-HODE: ex G-ASOU, at Redhill with floats 11 Apr 1964, delivere+
    wa493 srs.3 1965     G-ATKV: Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA493, ff: Nov65; del Bristow +
    Bristow Bermuda 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+
    wa125 srs2 1955     G-ATLZ: srs.3 sold Bristow Helicopters Ltd, Redhill as G-ATLZ, 22Dec65 - 1+
    SNCASE - Sud Est WAD97: Westland Whirlwind Ser.2 c/n WA125, ff:?; del SNCASE as+

    French Air Force WAD97: xfer France Adla, WAD97, 11Feb56.

    French Army Light Aviation 8 000 106: xfer ALAT as 8 000 106, 24Feb56; asgd GH No2, AVO, 24Fe+

    - EP-HAK: lsd Iran Helicopters as EP-HAK, 18Nov66-30Sep71.

    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-AJH: xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-AJH, 18Oct71; b/u Nigeria, u+
    wa492 srs.3 1964     G-AXZS: xfer Bristow UK as G-AXZS, unk.
    Royal Brunei Air Force AMDB-102: Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA492, ff: 1964; del Sult+

    Bristow Caribbean 9Y-TDJ: xfer Bristow Trinindad & Tobago as 9Y-TDJ, unk; scr unk+
    wa 71 har3 1955     G-AYNP: srs.3 sold Bristow UK as G-AYNP, unk; conv Ser.3, unk; lsd Court H+
    Royal Navy XG576: Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA71, ff: 16Aug55; del Ro+

    wfu 1967

    Her Majesty’s Coastguard 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 65 har3 1955     G-AYTK: srs.3 wfu & conv Ser.3, Bristow UK as G-AYTK, unk.
    Royal Navy XD771: Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA65, ntu Royal Navy FAA +

    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XJ401: Spent c 4 years on various A&AEE and Westland test prog+

    trials included drooping tail boom, minesweeping equipm+

    Royal Navy XJ401: ff: 24Aug55; del Royal Navy FAA as XJ401, 13Sep55.

    Aug 1959 to 737 Sq continuing trials of minesweeping ge+

    Her Majesty’s Coastguard G-AYTK: 1971 converted to civilian SAR by Bristow Helicopters; +

    - VR-BFG:

    Bristow Australia VH-BFG: reg Bristow Australia as VH-BFG, unk.
    wa 82 har3 1955     G-AYYI: srs.3 wfu & xfer Bristow, UK as G-AYYI, unk; conv Whirlwind Ser.3,+
    Royal Navy XG587: 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

    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-AIS: xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-AIS, unk; scr, unk.
    wa 78 har3 1955     G-BAGD: srs.3 sold UK as G-BAGD, unk; conv Ser.3, unk; to VR-BES, unk; w/o+
    Royal Navy XG583: Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA78, ff: 24Feb56; del Ro+
    wa 83 har3 1956     G-BAMH: srs.3 Bristow Helicopters from 1969; Jan/Oct 1973 as Whirlwind Ser+
    Royal Navy XG588: Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA83, ff: 30Sep56; del Ro+

    to Warrior SAR Flt/995-J, Nov 1956 for Grapple deployme+

    Bristow Bermuda VR-BEP: Bermuda, ex G-BAMH

    - XG588: May 1986 to East Midlands aviation museum

    preserved at East Midlands Aeropark as RAF SAR aircraft
    wa490 srs.3 1964     PK-HBM: xfer Bristow Indonesia as PK-HBM, unk; rtnd Bristow, Bermuda+
    Royal Brunei Air Force AMDB-100: Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA490, ff: 1964; del Sult+
    wa191 srs2 1957     VR-BBN: srs.3 conv Whirlwind Ser.3, unk; del Helicopter Rentals (Bermuda) +
    wa490 srs.3 1964     VR-BDL: sold Bristow Helicopters, Bermuda as VR-BDL, unk.
    Royal Brunei Air Force AMDB-100: Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA490, ff: 1964; del Sult+
    wa492 srs.3 1964     VR-BDM: sold Bristow Helicopters, Bermuda as VR-BDM, unk.
    Royal Brunei Air Force AMDB-102: Westland Whirlwind Ser.3, c/n WA492, ff: 1964; del Sult+

    Bristow Caribbean 9Y-TDJ: xfer Bristow Trinindad & Tobago as 9Y-TDJ, unk; scr unk+
    wa 24 srs.1 1954     VR-BET: Bristow 1977-1981; donated Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-M+
    Westland G-ANJV: Westland 16Dec53-30Sep54; del South Georgia Company Ltd+

    Bristow Bermuda VR-BET: Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda 08Jan74-1977

    - G-ANJV : pictured at the IHM Weston-Super-Mare Museum
    wa 65 har3 1955     VR-BFG: srs.3 reg Bermuda as VR-BFG, unk; b/u Redhill, UK, 1978.
    Royal Navy XD771: Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA65, ntu Royal Navy FAA +

    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XJ401: Spent c 4 years on various A&AEE and Westland test prog+

    trials included drooping tail boom, minesweeping equipm+

    Royal Navy XJ401: ff: 24Aug55; del Royal Navy FAA as XJ401, 13Sep55.

    Aug 1959 to 737 Sq continuing trials of minesweeping ge+

    Her Majesty’s Coastguard G-AYTK: 1971 converted to civilian SAR by Bristow Helicopters; +

    - VR-BFG:

    Bristow Australia VH-BFG: reg Bristow Australia as VH-BFG, unk.
    wa 80 har3 1956     XG585: Parts recovery - Wrecked
    Royal Navy XG585: Westland Whirlwind HAR.3, c/n WA80, ff: 26Mar56; del Ro+

    845 NAS / T by May 1957; Eagle SAR Flt / 973-J by Sep +


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