**Helicopters**

Ordered in Jun 1961, 27 units built as HAS.31 (based on the UK RN HAS.3) with a 1540 shp Gazelle Mk 162 engine, between Sep 1962 and Sep 1963. First served in Anti-Submarine Warfare role and deployed on HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Sydney until decommissioning, then shore based at Nowra, NSW. Upgraded in 1969 to Mk.31B, which included a Ryan AN/APN-97 Doppler Radar with under-fuselage antenna and refitted with the Gazelle 165 engine. Replaced in ASW role by Sea King Mk.50 in 1975. In 1976 most had their ASW equipment removed and they reverted to a general utility role. In 1984 some were used in an Army Support role, while a few others returned to sea deployments operating from HMAS Stalwart and HMAS Tobruk. Most had been withdrawn by 1989. All service ceased by 1991. |

## Units | |

Years | Units | bold : Current base of the Unit |

1984/87 | 816 Squadron | Nowra |

1976/84 | 723 Squadron | Nowra |

1963/76 | 817 Squadron | Sembawang Sembawang Nowra |

1962/75 | 725 Squadron | Nowra |

## List of Aircraft | Help Us | |

C/N | Mod | Built | ID In this Org | In other Org | |||

wa200 | has.31 | 1962 | N7-200: Westland Wessex HAS.31, c/n WA200, f/f 09/08/62; del RAN as + | ||||

wa201 | has.31 | 1962 | N7-201: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA201, f/f:14/08/62; del RAN as+ | ||||

wa202 | has.31 | 1962 | N7-202: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA202, f/f:31/08/62; del RAN as+ | - N7-202: to Darwin Aviation Museum as one of the founding exhibi+ | |||

wa203 | has.31 | 1962 | N7-203: 813 Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA203, f/f:26/09/62; del RAN as+ | ||||

wa204 | has.31 | 1962 | N7-204: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA204, f/f:22/10/62; del RAN as+ | ||||

wa205 | has.31 | 1962 | N7-205: Westland Wessex HAS.31, c/n WA205, f/f 26/10/62; del RAN as + | ||||

wa206 | has.31 | 1962 | N7-206: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA206, f/f:15/11/62; del RAN as+ | ||||

wa207 | has.31 | 1962 | N7-207: Westland Wessex HAS.31A, c/n WA207, f/f:20/11/62; del RAN as+ | ||||

wa208 | has.31 | 1962 | N7-208: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA208, f/f:28/11/62; del RAN as + | ||||

wa209 | has.31 | 1962 | N7-209: Burnt at Nowra fire dump | ||||

wa210 | has.31 | 1962 | N7-210: Westland Wessex Mk.31, c/n WA210, f/f:20/12/62, del RAN as 8+ | ||||

wa211 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-211: Westland Wessex Mk.31A f/f 14jan63; RAN d/d 02dec63 as N7-2+ | ||||

wa212 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-212: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA212, f/f:18/01/63; del RAN as + | - N7-212: preserved at Richard Winterburn aircraft museum at Heat+ | |||

wa213 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-213: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA213, f/f:18/02/63; del RAN as + | ||||

wa214 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-214: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA214, f/f:18/02/63; de; RAN as+ | - N7-214: Nov17 at Caboolture, QLD stored outside | |||

wa215 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-215: This aircraft did not crash at night! | ||||

wa216 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-216: 826 Preserved at Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney by | ||||

wa217 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-217: On loan to Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra in March 2002,+ | ||||

wa218 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-218: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA218, f/f:09/04/63; del RAN as + | ||||

wa219 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-219: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA219, f/f:24/04/63; del RAN as + | - N7-219: at Dubbo Military Museum, until collection auctioned of+ | |||

wa220 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-220: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA220, f/f:09/05/63; del RAN as + | ||||

wa221 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-221: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA221, f/f:23/05/63; del RAN as + | - N7-221: to Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra in Navy colours as N7-22+ | |||

wa222 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-222: 832 On display at HARS Aviation Museum, Albion Park | ||||

wa223 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-223: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA223, f/f:22/07/63; del RAN as + | ||||

wa224 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-224: Preserved at SAAM, Port Adeliade since at least . Still ther+ | ||||

wa225 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-225: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA225, f/f:13/08/63; del RAN as + | ||||

wa226 | has.31 | 1963 | N7-226: Westland Wessex Mk.31A, c/n WA226, f/f:16/08/63; del RAN as + | ||||