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  • Westland Wessex
    united kingdom Bristow

    Del'd: 21 - 1965 to 1981

    Bristow Wessex

    15 Wessex Mk.60 built at Yeovil, based on the RAF HC.2 but with improved avionics and seating for 10. The twin engine and plenty of power made it ideal for offshore energy industry support over water and exploration support operations over hostile terrain or in poor weather. One conversion from an ex-Ghana Air Force Wessex Mk.53 by Bristow at Redhill. Fleet grounded in 1981.

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    wa 53 mk.60     G-APLF: Westland Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA053, ff?; del Bristow helicopte+
    wa199 mk.60 1964     G-ASWI: Wessex 60, ex G-17-1, to G-ASWI /H.84, to VR-BDS, to G-ASWI,+
    Westland G-17-1: ff 21 Jul 1965, registered G-ASWI by Sep 1965.

    - VR-BDS: Westland Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA199, first delivered to Br+
    wa460 mk.60 1965     G-ATBY: Bristow Mar71-Feb75
    Westland G-ATBY: Westland Mar65-Mar71

    First of an initial order of four civilian Wessex for B+

    - VR-BDT: Helicopter Rentals, Bermuda Mar/Dec 1970

    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-AJM: Bristow Nigeria from Feb75; w/o unk
    wa461 mk.60 1965     G-ATBZ: Wessex 60. To G-ATBZ Mar 1965, to G-17-4 in 1981, to G-ATBZ
    - G-ATBZ: 2006 at Salzburg, Austria placed upside down as "work o+

    de-installed from Salzburg once Kontracom06 exhibition +
    wa462 mk.60 1965     G-ATCA: Bristow from Mar71, (PH-THA ntu); lifted 1 millionth Ford C+
    Westland G-ATCA: Westland Mar65-Mar71, serving Bristow
    wa463 mk.60 1966     G-ATCB: Wessex 60, to G-ATCB, to ZS-HSL Apr 1975, to G-ATCB Mar 1976+
    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-AJP: xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-AJP, Oct77; w/o in Nigeria, +
    wa503 mk.53 1966     G-BGER: ex G-630. To VH-BHI Mar 1979 on a Bristow contract in Austra+
    ghana air force 9G-630: Westland Wessex Mk.53, c/n WA503, ff?; del Ghana Air Fo+

    ghana air force G-630: Wessex Mk.53 Delivered 1966. Sold to Bristow as G-BGER+

    Uruguayan Navy 065: From Bristow Helicopters in part exchange for SH-34J (w+
    wa504 mk.53 1966     G-BGWT: ex G-631. Became G-BGWT Aug 1979. De-reg Jan 1990 on export +
    ghana air force 9G-631: Westland Wessex Mk.53, c/n WA504, ff?; del Ghana Air Fo+

    ghana air force G-631: Wessex Mk.53 Delivered 1966 ?. Sold to Bristow as G-BG+

    Uruguayan Navy 063: From Bristow Helicopters in part exchange for Navy SH-3+
    wa560 mk.60 1967     G-ATSC: Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA560, 1967;
    KLM helikopters PH-THZ: lsd KLM Helicopters, Netherlands as PH-THZ, unk;

    - HC-ASD: lsd Colombia as HC-ASD, unk;
    wa561 mk.60 1967     G-AVNE: xfer Bristow Helicopters UK as G-AVNE, unk.
    Bristow Australia VH-BHC: Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA561, del Bristow Australia as VH-BH+
    wa562 mk.60 1967     G-AVEW: Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA562, del Bristow helicopters as G-AVEW, +
    Westland VH-BHL: Wessex Mk.60, test serial G-17-1; Westland Aircraft Lt+

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

    Early 1969, caught fire during overnight stop on offsho+
    wa563 mk.54 1966     G-BAWJ: ex Brunei Govt. To Bermuda 1971 as VR-BEA, possibly with Bri+
    Royal Brunei Air Force AMDB-106: Wessex Mk.54

    To Brunei Jan 1967. Replaced by Bell 212 1971.

    Uruguayan Navy 064: Replaced ex USN SH-34J with the same serial in Aug 1991+
    wa686 mk.60 1968     G-AWOX: Bristow Helicopters Ltd from Sep68
    Westland G-17-1: to Bristow as G-AWOX

    - 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
    wa694 mk.60 1969     G-AWXX: xfer Bristow Helicopters, UK as G-AWXX, unk.
    - G-17-6: reg G-17-6, unk; rereg G-AWXX, unk.

    Bristow Australia VH-BHX: Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA694, ff:?; del Bristow Australia as+
    wa695 mk.54 1969     G-BBCE: Bristow Jul73-Jun76
    Royal Brunei Air Force AMDB-101: Royal Brunei Air Force Wessex Mk.54

    Replaced Whirlwind of the same serial

    Bristow Bermuda VR-BEB: Bristow Bermuda from 1971

    - PK-HBW: Indonesia, to G-BBCE

    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-AJK: w/o 20apr79 ear Soku, Nigeria
    wa696 mk.60 1969     G-AXPJ: Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA696, del Bristow Helicopters as G-AXPJ, +
    Bristow Masayu Helicopters PK-HBR: lsd Bristow Masayu Helicopters as PK-HBR, unk; w/o, cra+
    wa732 mk.60 1970     G-AXXL: Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA732, del Bristow Helicopters as G-AXXL, +
    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-AIR: lsd Bristow Nigeria as 5N-AIR, unk; w/o when main rotor+

    Crashed on approach to Port Harcourt on 11 Jan 1975 aft+
    wa739 mk.60 1970     G-AYNC: Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA739, delivered to Bristow Helicopters Lt+
    Bristow Australia VH-SJD: xfer Bristow Australia as VH-SJD, unk; rtnd Bristow Hel+

    - 9G-DAN: Built 1970/71 as Wessex 60 Srs 1, reg to Bristow 30 Nov+
    wa740 mk.60     G-AZBY: Westland Wessex Mk. 60, (c/n: WA740), was first delivered to+
    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-ALR: xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-ALR, unk; rtnd Bristow UK, a+

    - G-AZBY: obtained by the Ferrymead Aeronautical Society at Ferry+
    wa741 mk.60 1971     G-AZBZ: Wessex Mk.60, c/n WA741, delivered to Bristow Helicopters Lt+
    Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-AJI: xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-AJI, unk;

    - G-17-7: rereg G-17-7, unk; reg canx, unk?
    wa742 mk.60 1971     G-AZCA: Bristow Jul71-Jan74
    Bristow Malaysia 9M-ATA: Bristow Malaysia from Jan74
    21 C/N.

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