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

- VR-BCV: Bermuda from Oct68

Bristow G-AWOX: Bristow from Jan70

Bristow Australia VH-BHE: Bristow Australia from Apr72

Bristow G-AWOX: Bristow from Mar75

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

Bristow G-AWOX: Bristow from Mar77; Aug77 pictured at Redhill, UK

Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-AJO: Bristow Nigeria from Sep77

Bristow G-AWOX: Bristow Dec81-Nov82, preserved?

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

04jun72 pictured at North Denes airfield (NDA) Great Ya+

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: 1967 pictured (top) serving offshore industry

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

19jul72 pictured (bot) at North Denes airfield (NDA) Gr+

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 still 1980 s+
    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+

- XM328: acquired in 2004 by the Helicopter Museum, Weston-super+

Nov16 completed 7-year restoration at The Helicopter Mu+

03Dec16 pictured at International Helicopter Museum, af+
    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+

Ministry of Defence (MoD) XM837: spent winter of 1960/61 in Churchill, Canada with A&AEE+

Royal Navy XM837: 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+
    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+

Ministry of Defence (MoD) XR588: A&AEE

Royal Air Force XR588: 28 Sq from Feb 1968; 103 Sq

Conversion to HAR.2 Standard; 22 Sq; SARTU; 22 Sq; SART+
    wa550 hu.5 1967     XT768: noted at the Westland factory, Yeovil - EGHG 12sep79 in sand+
Royal Navy XT768: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA550, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +

- XT768: Sunk as Diving Wreck, Stoney Cove Lake