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    wa289 hu.5 1965     8922M: to RAF Gutersloh Jan 1987 (painted up as XR504 18Sq/BF by Ju+
    Royal Navy XT467: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA289, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +

    845Sq/G-B by Mar 1966 still Sep 1968; 781Sq by Feb 1970+

    RN HU.5 noted at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 525-CU wi+

    771Sq /525-CU, participated in Fastnet Race rescue on 1+

    771 Sq/525-CU visited RCH on 14 Dec 1981

    allocated to a reformed 848 NAS D Flt to replace losses+

    Everett Aero XT467: Everett Aero, Sproughton by Mar 2003 still Feb 2004

    Gunsmoke Paintball XT467: Gunsmoke Paintball site Hadliegh Suffolk by Nov 2006, s+

    moved to Layer Marney site by Sep 2017, after Benton En+
    wa 4 hc.2 1958     XM299: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA004, f/f: 19/12/1958; del Royal +
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XM299: derelict HC.2 hulk at Farnborough by Mar 1980, still Ap+

    to Pendine Sands range by ; scrapped by 1992
    wa122 hc.2 1963     XR497: RAF d/d 28feb63; SAR duty at RAF Valley with 202 Sq by 1977+
    F
    Uruguayan Air Force 076: FAU d/d 20jun02; ex RAF XR497; in service with EA5

    Pictured (bot) in Uruguay during firefighting duties, v+

    displayed inside at the Museo Aeronautica, Montevideo
    wa123 hc.2 1963     XR498: 1999 72Sqn /X
    X
    wa124 hc.2 1963     XR499: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA124, f/f: 05/07/1963; del Royal +
    W AW A BX
    wa125 hc.2 1963     XR500: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA125, f/f: 19jul63; del Royal Air+
    wa126 hc.2 1963     XR501: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA126, f/f: 05/07/1963; del Royal +
    wa127 hc.2 1963     XR502: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA127, f/f: 19/07/1963; del Royal +
    - N486KA: Reg 26 Jan 2013 to International Air Services, Carson C+
    wa128 hc.2 1963     XR503: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA128, f/f: 23/08/1963; del Royal +
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XR503: Engine filter trials in N Africa Aug 1966, RAE by Sep 1+

    RAE noted on display at SBAC Farnborough Airshow 1968

    With Aerodynamics Flight at RAE Bedford by Mar 1971

    By Mar 1978 with Flight Systems Flt at RAE Bedford

    RAE Bedford by May 1984 still Jul 1989 DRA by Jun 1992+

    DRA; 13+14jun92 ATI 92

    at some point, fitted with tail from HU.5 XT463; to G.I+
    wa129 hc.2 1963     XR504: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA129, f/f: 30/08/1963; del Royal +
    wa130 hc.2 1963     XR505: First flew 1 Oct 1963, delivered 18 Oct 1963; SRCU/N by 1964
    N BS WA
    Uruguayan Navy 081: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.

    at Laguna del Sauce, still carrying XR505 marks.

    On July 2009 participated on Southern Partnership Stati+

    last operational Wessex (in the world?)
    wa131 hc.2 1963     XR506: ff 30 Oct 1963; dd 23 Dec 1963; 18 Sq/H by Jun 1968 still by+
    Jet Art Aviation : Jan13 pictured on sale on ebay by jetartaviation.co.uk
    wa132 hc.2 1963     XR507: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA132, f/f: 26/11/1963; del Royal +
    wa133 hc.2 1963     XR508: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA133, f/f: 19/11/1963; del Royal +
    wa134 hc.2 1963     XR509: ff 13 Dec 1963, dd 6 Jan 1964 . 18 Sq/N by Apr 1965 still Ju+
    wa135 hc.2 1963     XR510: ff 19 Dec 1963, dd 6 Jan 1964. HOCF/BZ by Sep 1970, w/o 12 N+
    wa136 hc.2 1963     XR511: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA136, f/f: 20/12/1963, del Royal +
    Royal Air Force of Oman XR511: seconded to Sultan of Oman Air Force as XR511, unk; rtn+

    - XR511: 2011 pictured stored at Taranaki, New Zealand warehouse

    stored at Tauranga Airport NZ with Classic flyers
    wa137 hc.2 1963     XR515: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA137, f/f: 15/01/1964, del Royal +
    Uruguayan Air Force 070: FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XR515
    wa138 hc.2 1964     XR516: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA138, f/f 16jan64; del Royal Air +
    wa139 hc.2 1964     XR517: RAF in 1995 /N 60Sqn.
    Everett Aero XR517: Sold to R Everett, Sproughton by Sep 1998, pres. Shoreh+
    wa140 hc.2 1964     XR518: RAF in July 1991 22Sqn.
    wa141 hc.2 1964     XR519: Westland Wessex HC.2 f/f 12feb64 del Royal Air Force 03mar6+
    - XR519: bare hulk left Hanningfield Metals by Nov 1994
    wa142 hc.2 1964     XR520: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA142, f/f: 19/02/1964; del Royal +
    B
    wa143 hc.2 1963     XR521: First flew 16 Apr 1964 as HC.2, delivered 30 Apr 1964. Event+
    C
    Uruguayan Navy 082: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.
    wa144 hc.2 1964     XR522: ff 22 Apr 1964, dd 1 May 1964 . 78 Sq/O by 1965, HOCF/BW by +
    Uruguayan Air Force 071: FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XR522; Gate Guardian Grupo 1 FAU +
    wa145 hc.2 1964     XR523: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA145, f/f: 08/05/1964; del Royal +
    AM
    wa146 hc.2 1964     XR524: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA146, f/f: 22/05/1964; del Royal +
    - XR524: RAF - noted at SBAC Farnborough Airshow Sep68 as 72Sqn +
    wa147 hc.2 1964     XR525: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA147, f/f: 27/07/1964; del Royal +
    wa148 hc.2 1964     XR526: ff 24 Aug 1964, dd 23 Sep 1964. w/o 27 May 1970 with 72 Sq, +
    - XR526: G.I. Sherborne by 1972, still 1979, still Mar 1990

    to Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare by Sep 1999

    Sep12 appears to have been rebuilt and now on display a+

    22 Sep 2018 in open storage outside Helicopter Museum m+
    wa149 hc.2 1964     XR527: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA149, f/f: 23/09/1964; del Royal +
    wa150 hc.2 1964     XR528: RAF Wessex HC2 ff 04nov64, dd 10dec64; 78 Sq/F, /BZ by Sep +
    - XR528: preserved at Moravia, Kinloss, museum by Aug17

    28aug17 at Morayvia, Kinloss, Scotland for display afte+
    wa151 hc.2 1964     XR529: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA151, f/f: 01/12/1964; del Royal +
    wa121 hc.2 1962     XR588: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA121, f/f: 05/10/1962; del Royal +
    Westland XR588: First Wessex prototype built as a HC.2 (XM299 was a con+

    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XR588: A&AEE
    wa159 hu.5 1964     XS485: Rebuilt at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus; Was HC5C with 84 Sqn RAF.+
    Royal Navy XS485: Royal Navy Wessex HU.5C d/d 06feb64; scr Gosport, 2002

    Noted as G.I with AESS at HMS Sultan, Gosport named/co+
    wa166 hu.5 1964     XS492: RAF Wessex HU.5 on loan to RAF 2FTS at RAF Shawbury EGOS fro+
    Royal Navy XS492: Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA166, f/f:?; del Royal Navy +

    848 NAS / M by Jul 1964. Attended Royal Review of Roya+
    wa172 hu.5 1964     XS498: To RAF 84 Sq /Joker by 1991
    Royal Navy XS498: Wessex HU5C. d/d to RN 1964, 848Sq/T-A by 1965, 845Sq,+

    848Sqn./VC-B visit

    jan79 confirmed coded VL/WQ 707NAS

    allocated to a reformed 848 NAS D Flt to replace losses+

    848Sq /ZK landed on mv Astronomer in Plymouth Sound 7 J+

    Returned via Devonport late July 1982 and transferred b+

    in my flying log as 84Sqn RAF Akrotiri

    to HMS Sultan (AESS Gosport) as G.I A2641; to Predannac+

    Royal Marines XS498: 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /C

    - XS498: to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon autumn 2000. Some par+
    wa176 hu.5 1964     XS507: ex FAA Wessex HU.5. To 606Sq (Royal Aux AF) for Helicopter +
    Royal Navy XS507: dd 27/08/1964, 707Sq/W-CU by 1965, still Jun 1967 still+

    Cat 4 damage 04Aug78 with airframe hours of 3132:05; Re+

    847 Squadron Coded XU noted RNAS Yeovilton 07May82; 707+

    pictured (pic2) running on the deck of RFA OLNA, operat+

    pictured (pic3) zaps showing the first ever deck landin+

    pictured (pic4) at RNAS Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus) op+

    Royal Marines XS507: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XU

    847Sq /XU noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
    wa186 hu.5 1964     XS517: Became HC5C on 84 Sqn RAF in RAF Akrotiri and had a diamond +
    Royal Navy XS517: Royal Navy Wessex HU.5C d/d 1964; scr Gosport 2002

    jan79 coded VL/WV 707NAS

    07May82 noted RNAS Yeovilton coded WV of 848Squadron

    pictured coded ZC of 707Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton; Th+
    wa187 hu.5 1964     XS518: to RAF mid 1984. crashed into sea in Limassol Bay with 84 Sq+
    Royal Navy XS518: Westland Wessex HU.5C, c/n WA187, f/f:?; del Royal Navy+

    Royal Marines XS518: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XP

    847Sq /XP noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+
    wa193 hc.2 1965     XS674: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA193, f/f: 16/02/1965; del Royal +
    wa194 hc.2 1965     XS675: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA194, f/f: 05/02/1965; del Royal +
    - XS675: 2011 pictured stored at Taranaki, New Zealand warehouse

    stored at Tauranga Airport NZ with Classic flyers
    wa195 hc.2 1965     XS676: First flew 15 Feb 1965 as HC.2, delivered 24 Mar 1965.
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    Uruguayan Navy 083: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.

    w/o crash at sea during a rescue
    wa196 hc.2 1965     XS677: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA196, f/f: 15/03/1965; del Royal +
    wa197 hc.2 1965     XS678: Westland Wessex HC.2 f/f 19mar65, d/d RAF 02apr65
    A K
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) XS678: w/o 19mar76 with ETPS; front fuselage to Hawker de Havi+

    Royal Air Force of Oman XS678: seconded to Sultan of Oman Air Force as XS678, unk
    wa198 hc.2 1965     XS679: RAF HC.2 f/f 28apr65 as HC.2, d/d 05may65; 18 Sq/BP by Sep 1+
    Uruguayan Navy 084: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.
    wa285 hu.5 1965     XT463: RAF; 30 pictured as HC type with 78 Sqn on the ramp at RAF A+
    Royal Navy XT463: Royal Navy Wessex HU.5 d/d 07sep65; to AEES Gosport fo+

    dd 7 Sep 1965, 845 Sq/R-B by May 1966; 848 Sq/VS-B by +

    Originally selected from 707 NAS as a candidate for 84+

    Following repairs, allocated to 707 NAS as /ZB and real+

    to Fleetlands by Nov 1982, for conv to HU.5C for RAF

    to AESS Gosport by Oct 1996; to Predannack as /D on 19 +

    - XT463: to Air and Ground aviation, Hixon autumn 2000
    wa291 hu.5 1965     XT469: to RAF as /8920M; 17jul92 pictured (pic2) preserved at RAF S+
    Royal Navy XT469: RN Wessex HU.5; d/d Nov 1965,  848Sq/E-A by Apr 1967; +

    848 Sq/VE-A by Jun 1971, 848 Sq/VE-B by Sep 1973; 772 +

    mid70s, 2 recruitment adverts appeared in the Daily Mir+

    At Bassingbourn Air Show 1978

    Jun78 as 772Sq /PO-14 pictured (pic1) at Portland

    noted at RAF Brize Norton coded 514-PO with 772NAS

    22jul79 still coded 514-PO with 772NAS

    772 Sq/624-PO by Mar 1982; 847 Sq B Flt/XN 6 May 1982.+

    to 771Sq 1 Aug 1982

    to Wroughton store by Sep 1982

    to 16MU Stafford as G.I. 8920M 10 Dec 1986 still Jan 19+

    Royal Marines XT469: 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /E

    reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XN

    847Sq /XN noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlanti+

    - XT469: 22aug09 at Newton-with-Scales Lancashire, in a small co+

    22nov13 Its on e-bay for £12500

    Dec14 at Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. Initially in a yar+

    21sep15 is for sale on Ream Salvage for 11000,00£

    21oct16 still at Isle of Wight. Local newspaper County +

    Jul18 still at Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. A lovely ‘+
    wa301 hu.5 1966     XT479: 84 Sqn RAF as HC5C with spade badge on tail, Akrotiri, Cypr+
    Royal Navy XT479: Royal Navy Wessex HU.5 d/d Apr66; stored near Pafos, C+

    707Sq / X-CU by May 1966

    Nov 1971 emergency landing at Lympstone after stbd engi+

    707 Sq / X-VL by Jun 1972, 707Sq / WX-VL by Aug 1973.

    Jan79 coded 707Sqn VL/WX

    Feb 1980 emergency landing at Okehampton Camp after stb+

    845 Sq/B, part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invinci+

    707 Sq / ZA by May 1982
    wa528 hc.2 1966     XT601: ff 13 Mar 1966, dd 18 Jun 1966; Khormaksar SAR Flt 1966; Muh+
    wa529 hc.2 1967     XT602: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA529, f/f: 08/06/1966; del Royal +
    wa530 hc.2 1966     XT603: First flew 10 Jun 1966 as HC.2, delivered 29 Jun 1966; Khorm+
    Uruguayan Navy 085: To Uruguay Jan 1998. Delivered 20 Feb 1998.
    wa531 hc.2 1966     XT604: ff 7 Jul 1966, dd 2 Aug 1966 to RAF. Wessex HAR.2; Khormaksa+
    m lindsey XT604: To Air & Ground Aviation (Staffordshire). Acquired +

    preserved at East Midlands Aeropark
    wa532 hc.2 1966     XT605: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA532, f/f: 20/07/1966; del Royal +
    D
    Uruguayan Air Force 072: FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XT605
    wa533 hc.2 1966     XT606: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA533, f/f: 31/08/1966; del Royal +
    - XT606: 2011 pictured stored at Taranaki, New Zealand warehouse

    at Tauranga Airport NZ with Classic flyers
    wa534 hc.2 1966     XT607: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA534, f/f 08sep66; del Royal Air +
    wa535 hc.2 1966     XT667: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA535, f/f: 23/09/1966; del Royal +
    wa536 hc.2 1966     XT668: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA536, f/f: 06/10/1966; del Royal +
    Uruguayan Air Force 078: FAU d/d 2003; ex RAF XT668
    wa537 hc.2 1966     XT669: Westland Wessex HC.2 f/f 21oct66 d/d Royal Air Force 26nov6+
    wa538 hc.2 1966     XT670: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA538, f/f: 07/11/1966; del Royal +
    wa539 hc.2 1966     XT671: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA539, f/f: 21/11/1966; del Royal +
    wa540 hc.2 1966     XT672: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA540, f/f: 23/11/1966; del Royal +
    - XT672: sold to a private group near Yeovil UK and being restor+
    wa541 hc.2 1966     XT673: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA541, f/f: 14/12/1966; del Royal +
    Uruguayan Air Force 074: FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XT673
    wa542 hc.2 1966     XT674: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA542, f/f: 10/01/1967; del Royal +
    Q
    wa543 hc.2 1966     XT675: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA543, f/f: 24/01/1967; del Royal +
    AR
    Uruguayan Air Force 073: FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XT675
    wa544 hc.2 1966     XT676: RAF; 2003 to Uruguay as 079
    Uruguayan Air Force 079: FAU d/d 2003; ex RAF XT676
    wa545 hc.2 1967     XT677: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA545, f/f: 13/02/1967; del Royal +
    - XT677: To Hanningfield Metals by Dec 1999, stil Apr 2000.
    wa546 hc.2 1967     XT678: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA546, f/f: 26/02/1967; del Royal +
    Uruguayan Air Force 075: FAU d/d jun97; ex RAF XT678
    wa547 hc.2 1967     XT679: ff 8 Mar 1967, dd 31 Mar 1967. w/o 12 Nov 1970 with HOCF as +
    wa548 hc.2 1967     XT680: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA548, f/f: 20/03/1967; del Royal +
    - XT680: 2011 pictured stored at Taranaki, New Zealand warehouse

    stored at Tauranga Airport NZ with Classic flyers
    wa549 hc.2 1967     XT681: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA549, f/f: 17/04/1967; del Royal +
    wa614 hc.2 1967     XV719: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA614, f/f:?; del Royal Air Force +
    AA
    wa615 hc.2 1967     XV720: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA615, f/f:?; del Royal Air Force +
    - XV720: Arrived May 2014 at LaserGaming near Abingdon.

    14feb15 Laser Gaming, High Ropes Oxford
    wa616 hc.2 1967     XV721: RAF Wessex HC.2 d/d 31jan68
    Uruguayan Air Force 080: FAU d/d 2003, ex RAF XV721
    wa617 hc.2 1967     XV722: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA617, f/f: 19/01/1968; del Royal +
    wa618 hc.2 1968     XV723: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA618, f/f 08jan68; del Royal Air +
    Uruguayan Air Force 077: FAU d/d 2002; ex RAF XV723
    wa619 hc.2 1968     XV724: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA619, f/f: 22/02/1968; del Royal +
    wa620 hc.2 1968     XV725: f/f 13 Mar 1968, d/d 3 Apr 1968 as HC.2. /A by Jun 1968. 72+
    wa621 hc.2 1968     XV726: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA621, f/f: 21/03/1968; del Royal +
    wa622 hc.2 1968     XV727: Westland Wessex HC.2, c/n WA622, f/f: 22/04/1968; del Royal +
    wa623 hc.2 1968     XV728: f/f 25 Apr 1968, d/d 10 May 1968 to RAF. To 18 Sq, to CFS, t+
    Newark (Notts & Lincs) Air Museum XV728: Sold Jun 1998 from DARA Fleetlands to Newark Air Museu+
    wa624 hc.2 1968     XV729: Wessex HC.2, c/n WA624, f/f 14/05/1968, d/d 31/05/1968, to G+
    - 9G-AEL: Nov17 at Biggin Hill, owner possible The Wessex Club Li+
    wa625 hc.2 1968     XV730: Wessex HC.2, c/n WA625, f/f 22/05/1968, d/d 06/06/1968, depa+
    - XV730: 2011 pictured on right of XT680 stored at Taranaki, New+

    stored at Tauranga Airport in NZ with Classic Flyers
    wa626 hc.2 1968     XV731: Wessex HC.2, WA626, f/f 13/06/1968, d/d 03/07/1968, stored R+
    wa627 hcc.4 1969     XV732: First flew 17 Mar 1969, delivered 25 Jun 1969 to RAF for the+
    - XV732: Aug17 at the RAF Museum in Hendon
    wa628 hcc.4 1969     XV733: First flew 13 May 1969, delivered 30 Jun 1969 to RAF for t+
    - XV733: Purchased by The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare i+


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