Del'd: 16 - 1953 to 1958





RAF Dragonflies were mainly used for SAR duties and served with the CFS Helicopter Flight, the first front line RAF helicopter squadron (and the Casevac Flight that preceded it) and the Queen's Flight.


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Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    wa/h/080 hr.3 1953     WP495: RAF Dragonfly HR.3 f/f 20may53; 14jul58 conv HR.5; feb80 t+
Royal Navy WP495: ff 20 May 1953 as HR.3; Ford Stn Flt/982-FD by Aug 1953+

Victorious SAR Flt/967-V by Apr 1959 to c Dec 1959; Cen+

- WP495: sold to Anglo Diesel Co Jun 1964

- G-AJOV: preserved at Royal Air Force Air Museum, Cosford
    wa/h/001 Dragonfly 1A 1948     XD649: RAF
Westland G-AKTW: Westland-Sikorsky WS-51 Dragonfly 1st prototype f/f 05o+

Westland from 1955; reworked into Widgeon Series 2 pro+

Westland G-APPR: Originally built as a Dragonfly G-AKTW, 2nd convertion+

Bristow G-APPR: Bristow Oct58, North Sea offshore

Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-ABV: Bristow Nigeria from 1962, offshore; Nigeria-Biafra wa+


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