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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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1954/58Queens FlightRAF Benson
1953/56194 SquadronMY Simpang
SG Sembawang
1950/53Far East Casualty Evacuation FlightSG Sembawang
SG Changi International Airport
MY Simpang
SG Seletar

List of Aircraft

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wa/h/008 hr.1 1949     VX595: to RAF Museum store at Henlow / 29, by Jun 1975, still prese+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) VX595: HR.1 ff 18 Jun 1949, rotor development airframe at Yeov+

Assignments at AFEE Beaulieu Jul and Nov 1949, and Jan +

conv HR.3 at Yeovil by 1953

conv HR.5 at RNAY Donibristle from Nov 1956 to Jun 195+

Royal Navy VX595: Spent time in storage variously at Fleetlands, Gosport +
wa/h/018 hc.2 1950     VZ960: HC.2 Del RAF c Dec 1950
wa/h/007 Dragonfly 1A 1949     WF308: ex G-ALMC. Del MoS as HC.2 in Mar 1950. To Far East Casevac +
Westland G-ALMC: Westland Dragonfly 1A, G-ALMC, 1949?

Her Majesty's Government WF308: sold MoS as Dragonfly HC.2, WF308, 15Nov50; w/o 24Oct51+
wa/h/016 hc.2 1950     WF311: dd Mar 1950 to RAF as HC.2; to Far East Casevac Flt; 194 Sq +
wa/h/017 hc.2 1950     WF315: HC.2 Del RAF 8 Mar 1950; Far East Casevac Flt; 194 Sq by Feb+
wa/h/056 hr.3 1952     WG725: to Weeton as G I (7703M) Nov 1960
Ministry of Defence (MoD) WG725: Del Nov 1952; A&AEE D Sq by Jan 1953; sent to Holland f+

Spent some time as trials and research airframe, moving+

British Army WG725: to Museum of Army Flying by Apr 1978, until c Oct 1981.

- 0020: to Southend c Oct 1981 and reg N9987Q. Preparation for +

Royal Australian Navy WG725: Sep 1986 to Cornwall Aero Park, restored and displayed +

to FAA Museum, Nowra during 2000
wa/h/080 hr.3 1953     WP495: RAF Dragonfly HR.3 f/f 20may53; 14jul58 conv HR.5; feb80 to+
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+

- G-AJOV: preserved at Royal Air Force Air Museum, Cosford

to Morayvia Sci-Tech museum, Kinloss 27 Jul 2017, paint+
wa/h/108 hc.4 1952     WT845: 1st HC.4. Del RAF Aug 1952
wa/h/109 hc.4 1952     WT846: HC.4 Del RAF Aug 1952
wa/h/110 hc.4 1951     WX953: HC.4 Del RAF 23 Jan 1952
wa/h/002 Dragonfly 1A 1949     WZ749: Back to RAF Mar 1952. Damaged during jungle landing, Negri +
Westland G-ALEG: reg Westland as G-ALEG, 1949;

rtnd Westland as G-ALEG, 24Feb52; w/o 26Sep52.

Her Majesty's Government WZ749: sold to MoS as Dragonfly HC2, WZ749, 09Nov51;
wa/h/124 hc.4 1952     XB251: HC.4 Del to RAF Seletar Dec 1952.
wa/h/125 hc.4 1952     XB252: HC.4 Del to RAF Seletar Dec 1952
wa/h/126 hc.4 1952     XB253: HR.4 Del to RAF Seletar Dec 1952
wa/h/127 hc.4 1952     XB254: HC.4 Del to RAF Seletar Jan 1953, for 194 Sq
wa/h/128 hc.4 1952     XB255: HC.4 Del RAF Seletar 5 Jan 1953
wa/h/129 hc.4 1952     XB256: HC.4 Del to RAF Seletar Jan 1953, for 194 Sq
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+
wa/h/105 hc.4 1954     XF259: HC.4 built at Yeovil. Del RAF Apr 1954