Del'd: 212 - 1973 to present





Army Air Corps SA341B Gazelle AH.1

Built by Westland at Yeovil (up to XZ337, c/n 1677) and Weston-super-Mare (XZ338, c/n 1682 onwards).
Also used by Royal Marines.
On July 2016 was announced that the current 34 AAC Gazelles AH.1 ( 19 in use and 15 in routine maintenance ) will remain in service until 2025 under new support contracts to be signed with Cobham Aviation Services, Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo Helicopters and Safran Helicopter Engines.



I was a member of an Air Sqn namely 16/5l ,with this aircraft nos xx384 to xx389. From 29 june 1976 flew one back as nav to wolfenbuttel from b/Kelly , N.Ireland. Dont understand why AAC do not recognise us, as were attached to 653 Sqn and 657 Sqn AAC.
I also served at Wolfenbuttel with these Gazelles. The REGN nos were xx384, xx386 and xx388.


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Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    1002 1972     XW842: AAC AH.1; 663 Sqn w/o 06aug79
    1004 1972     XW843: AAC AH.1; 2 flight w/o 25feb90
    1005 1972     XW844: AAC AH.1
Vector Aerospace XW844: Vector Aerospace Trg Fleetlands, Gosport Hants by Jan12+
    1009 1973     XW846: AAC AH.1
    1011 1973     XW847: AAC AH.1
    1013 1974     XW848: AAC AH.1; Witham Specialist Vehicles, Colsterworth
    1016 1973     XW849: AAC AH.1
Royal Marines XW849: 3CBAS /V noted visiting Lympstone on 1 Nov 1982

Royal Marines Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 05jun94 3+

2000 847Sqn./G

- XW849: Aug15 being rebuilt to flying status for the Gazelle Sq+
    1019 1973     XW850: AAC AH.1
    1021 1973     XW851: AAC AH.1; VTOL Tri Services, Durham
Royal Marines XW851: Royal Marines Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 2000 847S+

- G-CIEY: Gazelle Flying Group from Apr14
    1119 1973     XW865: AAC AH.1
    1139 1973     XW869: AAC AH.1; asg Advanced Rotary Wing Flight (ARWF); w/o 11oct7+
    1152 1973     XW885: AAC AH.1; to G-BZYJ,G-ZZEL
- G-ZZEL: ex XW885
    1159 1974     XW888: AAC AH.1; Arborfield as TAD017
    1160 1974     XW889: AAC AH.1; Arborfield
    1165 1974     XW892: to 9292M; 2010 to G-CGJX
- G-CGJX: ex XW892
    1167 1974     XW893: AAC AH.1; scr 2010
    1177 1974     XW896: AAC AH.1; 29Flt w/o 11jun82 at Suffield training area, Alber+
    1178 1974     XW897: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1994 670Sqn./Z; 1996 670+
    1192     XW899: 1991 662Sqn /K desert c/s; 2007 6Flt /Z
    1195     XW900: AAC AH.1; w/o 25may76 at Soest, Germany during NVG trials; +
    1196     XW901: AAC AH.1; w/o 13feb75
    1208 1984     XW903: AAC AH.1; 25jul91 pictured as 670Sqn /E at RAF Odiham; to +
- G-BZYC: Aerocars Ltd Jun01-Apr03

- N341AH: Houston, TX Nov08-Jun10

- RP-C77: Phillipines
    1209     XW904: 2000 658Sqn /D
    1212     XW905: ; w/o 24feb82 near Voss, Norway during rescue of crashed Pu+
    1217     XW908: AAC AH.1, built by Westland
    1227     XW909: 2008 for spares at Shawbury (EGOS)
    1230 1974     XW911: AAC AH.1, built by Westland, 2001 to civ N911XW
- N911XW: from Sep02; w/o 08nov02 crash in water in dark night at+
    1231     XW912: instructional airframe at SEAE ( School of Electrical and Ae+
Royal Marines XW912: 1980 3CBAS /L
    1233     XW913: AAC AH.1
    1236 1974     XX370: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland, 2005 to G-CDNL
Falcon Aviation Ltd G-CDNL: Falcon Aviation Ltd Sep05-Jul06, ex XX370

- UR-ALGL: 2006 Exported to the Ukraine
    1237     XX371: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1986 12Flt; 1991 12Flt; +
    1240 1974     XX372: AAC AH.1
    1241 1974     XX373: AAC AH.1; 663 Sqn w/o 15sep82
    1253 1974     XX375: AAC AH.1; 2009 preserved MuTATE London
    1257 1974     XX377: AAC AH.1; 656Sqn w/o 06jun82 Falklands/Malvinas, shot down b+
Royal Marines XX377: Royal Marines; jan78 3CBAS./L
    1258 1974     XX378: Jan13 stored
    1261 1974     XX379: AAC AH.1
    1269 1974     XX381: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
Royal Marines XX381: 1980 3CBAS /F
    1273 1974     XX383: AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland. In 2000 /D 666Sqn.
Royal Marines XX383: 1980 3CBAS /C
    1276 1974     XX384: AAC AH.1; 2005 wfu
- ?: Apr17 in an aviation museum in the USA recently reviewe+
    1283 1975     XX385: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1998 4Regt.
    1284     XX386: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1984 12Flt; 1987 12Flt; +
    1287     XX387: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1288     XX388: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1291     XX389: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland. ; in 1994 651Sqn.
    1302 1975     XX392: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
Royal Marines XX392: 1980 3CBAS /B
    1303     XX393: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1306     XX394: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1313 1975     XX395: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1991 662Sqn /J; 1992 662+
    1318 1975     XX398: AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland in 1990 7Flt.
    1321     XX399: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
Royal Marines XX399: Royal Marines; 2000 847Sqn /D
    1328 1975     XX400: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1dec82 w/o
Royal Marines XX400: 3 CBAS by 1981
    1333 1975     XX403: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1996 670Sqn./U
    1336     XX404: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 17feb78 w/o
    1343     XX405: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1347     XX407: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 20jul93 w/o
    1279 1975     XX408: AAC AH.1; to Eurocopter France
    1351 1975     XX409: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1309     XX413: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
Royal Marines XX413: Royal Marines; 1978 3CBAS./CZ

1980 3CBAS /Z with M (for Montfortabeek) Flt based at R+
    1366 1975     XX414: Feb 2010: xx414 is in sevenoaks
    1370     XX416: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1371     XX417: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1324     XX418: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1381     XX419: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1385 1975     XX432: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
Falcon Aviation Ltd G-CDNO: Falcon Aviation Ltd Sep05-Sep12

- G-CDNO: from Sep12

Attended 50th anniversary fly-in at Middle Wallop
    1386     XX433: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1389     XX434: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; w/o 01dec80
    1401 1975     XX435: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1986 663Sqn; 2000 671Sqn+
    1405     XX437: 1987 653Sqn./Y
    1406     XX438: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1409     XX439: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; apr83 12Flt
    1184 1976     XX440: 08sep80 pictured at Gutersloh, Germany during Reforger exerc+
MW Helicopters G-CHBJ: MW Helicopters 09jan12, ex XX440
    1221 1976     XX442: AAC AH.1
    1235 1976     XX443: AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland in 1992 /T 663Sqn.
    1248 1976     XX444: AAC AH.1; preserved Wattisham
    1435     XX445: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1998 658Sqn./T; 2000 658+
    1439     XX447: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1440     XX448: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1991 669Sqn /A
    1443     XX449: AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland; 2007 654Sqn.
QinetiQ XX449: 15jul10 QinetiQ at Boscombe Down
    1453     XX452: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 24aug82 w/o
    1454 1976     XX453: AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland; 1999 652Sqn.; 2007 654Sqn+
    1457 1976     XX454: AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland in 1987 669Sqn.
    1464     XX455: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1465 1976     XX456: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1987 669Sqn.; 1993 7Flt.
    1468     XX457: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
- XX457: Mar12 on display as /Z at East Midlands Aeropark
    1469     XX458: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1sep79 w/o
    1472     XX459: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 25may79 w/o
    1484     XX460: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1485     XX461: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1488     XX462: AAC AH.1; 05aug06 pictured as /W 7 Regt in National Helicopt+
    1489     XZ290: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1492     XZ291: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1991 12Flt; 2000 12Flt
    1502 1976     XZ292: AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland in 1992 664Sqn.
    1503     XZ293: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 24aug79 w/o
    1506     XZ294: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1986 663Sqn.
    1507 1976     XZ295: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1987 12Flt; 1991 12Flt; +
    1510     XZ296: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1520     XZ297: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1984 662Sqn; 12jul86 w/o
    1521     XZ298: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1524 1976     XZ299: AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
- G-CDXE: private UK, Mar06-Aug10

- RA-05703: Russia private


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