Westland Wessex
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united kingdom Royal Air Force







Del'd: 77 - 1963 to 2003





Helicopters


The RAF ordered the Wessex HC.2 in Aug 1961 and used the HC.2 - 71 production airframes which could carry a 4000lb (1800 kg) slung load and 1 pre-production prototype. The first Wessex HC.2 was delivered in Feb 1963 and after trials, 18 Squadron used the first operational Wessex HC.2 on 9 Feb 1964. 72 Squadron replaced its Belvedere HC.1s with the Wessex HC.2 in Aug 1964, 78 Squadron re-equipped in 1965, followed by 240 Operational Conversion Unit in Jul 1967, 28 Squadron in Feb 1972, 103 Squadron in Nov 1972 and 84 Squadron in Mar 1982.
The RAF used two HCC.4 in the VVIP and VIP transport role between 1969 and 1998. More details under the Wessex HCC.4
Several former Royal Navy aircraft also listed here


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Units


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1992/9760(R) Squadron RAF Shawbury
RAF Benson
1984/0384 SquadronCY RAF Akrotiri
1982/8484 SquadronCY RAF Akrotiri
1982/83202 SquadronBrawdy
RAF Coltishall
RAF Boulmer
RAF Lossiemouth
Thorney Island
1980/82Wessex Training FlightRAF Benson
1974/9722 SquadronAAC Wattisham
Newquay Cornwall Airport (RAF St Mawgan)
RAF Coltishall
RAF Coltishall
RAF Leconfield
RAF Leuchars
Kent International / Manston
Brawdy
Thorney Island
RAF Coltishall
RMB Chivenor
Newquay Cornwall Airport (RAF St Mawgan)
RAF Valley
1972/9728 SquadronHK Kai Tak
HK Sek Kong
HK Kai Tak
1972/75103 SquadronSG Tengah Air Base
1971/81240 OCURAF Odiham
1971ATSRAF Odiham
1967/71Wessex (SAR) FlightBH RAF Muharraq
1967/71HOCFRAF Odiham
1967/71SAR Flight, MuharraqBH RAF Muharraq
1966/67SAR Flight, KhormaksarYE Khormaksar / Aden International
1965/7178 SquadronAE RAF Sharjah
YE Khormaksar / Aden International
1964/0272 SquadronAldergrove
RAF Benson
Kent International / Manston
RAF Odiham
1964/8018 SquadronDE Gütersloh
Acklington
DE Gütersloh
RAF Odiham
1964/67SRCURAF Odiham
1963/98SARTU RAF Valley
1963/972FTSRAF Shawbury
RAF Tern Hill
1963/64Wessex Intensive Flying Trials UnitRAF Odiham


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