malta RAF Luqa tornado

RAF Luqa


On 31 Oct 1971, a narrow path tornado passed across parts of RAF Luqa, leaving a trail of wreckage in its wake. Among the units affected were 845 NAS (which was disembarked from HMS Bulwark at the time), having at least 8 of its Wessex HU.5 damaged.


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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    31oct71 UK 845 Squadron Fleet Air Arm Wessex

Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

Individual helicopters

Model IDs
Westland Wessex HU.5 XS480     XS483     XS514     XT451     XT454     XT456     XT465     XT763    


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