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  • Del'd: 11 - 1958 to 1980

    2 pre-production Wessex HAS.1, re-equipped wih 1450hp Napier Gazelle 13 turbine engines built in 1958. 3 HAS.3 prototypes as the start of the conversion programme from the HAS.1 from 1963. 1 re-engined HAS.1 as the basis of the RAF new build HC.2 programme from 1961. 2 HU.5, one a hybrid and one a true HU.5 prototype for the new build HU.5 programme from 1963.

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    wa686 mk.60 1968     G-17-1: to Bristow as G-AWOX
    Bristow G-AWOX: Bristow Helicopters Ltd from Sep68

    Bristow from Jan70

    Bristow from Mar75

    Bristow from Mar77; Aug77 pictured at Redhill, UK

    Bristow Dec81-Nov82, preserved?

    Reduced to spares at Weston-super-Mare by Mar 1994.

    - VR-BCV: Bermuda from Oct68

    Bristow Australia VH-BHE: Bristow Australia from Apr72

    Bristow Caribbean 9Y-TFB: Bristow Trinidad and Tobago from May76

    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-AJO: Bristow Nigeria from Sep77
    wa199 mk.60 1964     G-17-1: ff 21 Jul 1965, registered G-ASWI by Sep 1965.
    Bristow G-ASWI: Wessex 60, ex G-17-1, to G-ASWI /H.84, to VR-BDS, to G-+

    Crashed 12 miles ENE of Bacton, Norfolk on 13 August 19+

    Following this accident on 13 Aug 1981 while returning +

    - VR-BDS: Westland Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA199, first delivered to Br+
    58-265 hss-1 1956     G-17-1: Wessex Reg Westlands as WS-58 Wessex prototype G-17-1 for initial f+
    United States Naval Aviation 141602: Sikorsky HSS-1, cn 58-265, ff:?; del USN as HSS-1, 1416+
    wa460 mk.60 1965     G-ATBY: Westland Mar65-Mar71
    - VR-BDT: Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda Mar/Dec 1970

    Bristow G-ATBY: Bristow Mar71-Feb75

    pictured at North Denes airfield (NDA) Great Yarmouth,+

    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-AJM: Bristow Nigeria from Feb75; w/o unk
    wa462 mk.60 1965     G-ATCA: Westland Mar65-Mar71, serving Bristow
    Bristow G-ATCA: pictured (pic1) serving offshore industry

    Bristow from Mar71, (PH-THA ntu); lifted 1 millionth F+

    pictured (pic2) at North Denes airfield (NDA) Great Yar+

    Pilot of crash at rhoose airport was Ben Breach who lat+
    wa562 mk.60 1967     VH-BHL: Wessex Mk.60, test serial G-17-1; Westland Aircraft Ltd Jan+
    Bristow G-AVEW: Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA562, del Bristow helicopters as G-A+

    Bristow Australia VH-BHL: xfer Bristow Australia, as VH-BHL, unk; rtnd Bristow He+

    Early 1969, caught fire during overnight stop on offsho+
    wa 2 has.1 1958     XL728: industrial airframe for engine development from 1958, with s+
    Royal Navy XL728: Westland Wessex HAS.1 f/f 16sep58; conv to Mk.5 (hybrid+

    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XL728: RAE Farnborough by May 1971 still Sep 1972, (with A Flt+

    to Pendine Ranges by early 1986, to Brawdy dump

    on Brawdy fire dump by Aug 1988; scrapped by 1992.
    wa 8 has.1 1959     XM327: HAS.1 Westland development & trials airframe from late 1959,+
    Royal Navy XM327: RN Wessex HAS.1 f/f 22sep59, d/d 05oct59; scr Warsash C+

    22jul79 coded 401-KE with HMS Kent

    HAS.3 819 Sq/531 by May 1968; 820Sq/411-BL by Feb 1972+

    15 Jun 1972 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 411-BL, while +

    - XM327: to College of Maritime Studies, Warsash by Dec 1982 sti+
    wa 9 has.1 1959     XM328: has.3 Westlands Oct59 before first flight; A&AEE Sep61; Westland a+
    Royal Navy XM328: RN HAS.1 d/d Feb60

    22jul79 coded 653-PO

    As HAS.3, 737 Sq/522-PO by Jul 1968 still Jul 1971; 7+

    pictured (pic2) at RNAS Lee-on-Solent, operating with 7+

    - XM328: acquired in by the Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mar+

    Nov16 completed 7-year restoration at The Helicopter Mu+

    pictured at International Helicopter Museum, after res+
    wa 17 has.1 1961     XM836: ff 25 May 1960, HAS.1 Westland for cold weather trials.
    Royal Navy XM836: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA017, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+

    700H Sq/510 by Apr 1961, 706Sq/510-CU by Jan 1962

    737 Sq Fife Flt/404-FF by Oct 1971 still Oct 1972, 737 +

    22jul79 coded 651-PO
    wa 18 has.1 1961     XM837: has.3 Westland trials and evaluation airframe until very early in +
    Royal Navy XM837: Westland Wessex HAS.1, c/n WA018, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+

    Now HAS.3, 814Sq/271-V by Oct 1967, 814Sq/271-H by May +

    2 Jul 1971 Aboard HMS Blake as 820 Sq / 411-BL, while i+

    737 Sq Norfolk Flt/407-NF by Jan 1975, deployed from No+

    737 Sq Norfolk Flt/407-NF, flying at Navy Days, 26 and +

    737Sq/400-GL noted at Culdrose, 11 Mar 1982

    As HAS.3 737 Sq/400-GL on HMS Glamorgan, when destroyed+

    pictured (pic1) at RNAS Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus) 19+

    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XM837: spent winter of 1960/61 in Churchill, Canada with A&AEE+
    wa121 hc.2 1962     XR588: First Wessex prototype built as a HC.2 (XM299 was a conversi+
    Royal Air Force XR588: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA121, f/f: 05/10/1962; del R+

    28 Sq from Feb 1968; 103 Sq

    Conversion to HAR.2 Standard; 22 Sq; SARTU; 22 Sq; SART+

    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XR588: A&AEE
    wa550 hu.5 1967     XT768: noted at the Westland factory, Yeovil - EGHG in sand camofl+
    Royal Navy XT768: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA550, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +

    Not issued to Royal Navy, spent most of its active life+

    Retired to RNAY Wroughton Mar 1985

    - XT768: Sunk as Diving Wreck, Stoney Cove Lake