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    Gunsmoke Paintball

    2004 to 2017    

    The Gunsmoke Paintball site here, near Hadleigh, closed around 2017 and the airframes were moved to the company site at Layer Marney.

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    Westland Wessex HU.5

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    wa289 hu.5 1965 XT467 : moved to Layer Marney site by Sep 2017, after Benton End (Hadleigh) closed+
    Royal Navy XT467 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA289, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT467, 10/1965; +
    : 845Sq/G-B by Mar 1966 still Sep 1968; 781Sq by Feb 1970; 707Sq/WY-VL by Ju+
    : RN HU.5 noted at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 525-CU with 771NAS
    : 771Sq /525-CU, participated in Fastnet Race rescue on 13-14 Aug 1979
    : 771 Sq/525-CU visited RCH on 14 Dec 1981
    : allocated to a reformed 848 NAS D Flt to replace losses on mv Atlantic Con+
    Royal Air Force 8922M : to RAF Gutersloh Jan 1987 (painted up as XR504 18Sq/BF by Jun 1987) for BD+
    Everett Aero XT467 : Everett Aero, Sproughton by Mar 2003 still Feb 2004
    f.9759 ah.1 1972 XW796 : moved to Layer Marney site by Sep 2017, after Benton End (Hadleigh) closed
    British Army XW796 : 659 Sq; 660Sq / H by May 1984