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    3 CBAS :

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    f.9494 scout 1963 XP893 : 3CBAS / S, displayed aboard HMS Fearless at Plymouth Navy Days
    : Royal Marines; 3CBAS /S on route
    : 3CBAS/(D)S by Mar 1982; exchanged for ex 657 Sq XV140 and flown to Middle +
    British Army XP893 : D&T Squadron, MW until Jul 1982
    : Stored Wroughton Jul 1982
    f.9502 scout XP901 : Royal Marines; 3CBAS
    British Army XP901 : w/o 18jan83, Sek Kong
    : Serving with 656 Sq in Borneo during Feb 1965
    f.9503 scout 1963 XP902 : Royal Marines; 3CBAS
    : 3CBAS /T on route
    : 3CBAS B Flt/(D)T, embarked HMS Fearless, after leaving Portsmouth.
    : 3CBAS/T concentrated with most of B Flt at Estancia House from 4 Jun until+
    : to SYAM as cabin section only (marked as ex 3CBAS / DT). Still with SYAM+
    f.9508 scout 1963 XP907 : Royal Marines; 3CBAS /U on route; toward G-SROE
    British Army XP907 : ex 3CBAS /U, for Battle Replacement, landed on mv Astronomer in Plymouth S+
    - G-SROE : ex XP907
    f.9527 scout 1964 XR627 : 3CBAS/G, 3CBAS/Q by Aug 1978,
    : Royal Marines; 3CBAS /Q on route
    Q : At Lympstone Open Day Aug 1980
    : 3CBAS B Flt/(D)Q, embarked HMS Fearless on 6 Apr 1982, after leaving Ports+
    : 3CBAS/Q concentrated with most of B Flt at Estancia House from 4 Jun until+
    wa356 ab47 1966 XT197 : RM Sioux AH.1; With 3CBAS coded Z at Middle Wallop Airshow jul75; 10Oct88 +
    - G-BPDY : Private, Reg Canx 29Oct91
    : Private, Re-registered 16Jan92, to OY-HCO 20Dec02
    - OY-HCO : Private, unk to SE-HIF
    - SE-HIF : Private, unk to VH-HFG
    - VH-HFG : Private, unk to VH-PBK
    - VH-PBK : Private, based at Caboolture, Queensland
    f.9635 scout 1965 XT629 : Royal Marines; 3CBAS
    : 3CBAS /R on route
    : 3CBAS B Flt/(D)R, embarked HMS Fearless on 6 Apr 1982, after leaving Ports+
    : 3CBAS/R shot down nr Camilla Creek House on 27 May 1982
    f.9715 scout 1968 XV140 (D)U : 3 CBAS B Flt/(D)U, embarked RFA Sir Lancelot at Marchwood, on 5 Apr 1982.
    : 3CBAS/U concentrated with most of B Flt at Estancia House from 4 Jun until+
    British Army XV140 : 657Sq by Mar 1982
    : Flew Oakington - Yeovilton 4 Apr 1982 to replace 3 CBAS XP907/(D)U.
    : 666 Sq/K by Jul 1986
    : transferred back to AAC at Netheravon on 15 Jul; to Wroughton store by Sep+
    - G-KAXL : To G-KAXL North Weald 1999 (still wearing 666 Sq/K marks May 2002).
    - 9L- : apr06
    f.9743 scout 1970 XW615 : 3CBAS B Flt/(D)S, embarked RFA Sir Lancelot at Marchwood, on 5 Apr 1982.
    : 3CBAS/S concentrated with most of B Flt at Estancia House from 4 Jun until+
    British Army XW615 : 657Sq by Mar 1982
    : Flew Oakington - Yeovilton 4 Apr 1982 to replace 3CBAS XP893/(D)S.
    : to Detmold, 1sep87
    f.9744 scout 1970 XW616 : 3CBAS/P by Aug 1978
    : Royal Marines; 3CBAS /P on route
    : 3CBAS B Flt/(D)P, embarked RFA Sir Lancelot at Marchwood, on 5 Apr 1982.
    : 3CBAS/P concentrated with most of B Flt at Estancia House from 4 Jun until+
    1016 gazelle 1973 XW849 : 3CBAS /V noted visiting Lympstone on 1 Nov 1982
    : Royal Marines Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 3CBAS./G Flypast Portsmouth+
    British Army XW849 : AAC AH.1
    - XW849 : Aug15 being rebuilt to flying status for the Gazelle Sqn Display Team by t+
    1231 gazelle XW912 : 1980 3CBAS /L
    British Army XW912 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    : instructional airframe at SEAE ( School of Electrical and Aeronautical Eng+
    : Oct11 instr a/c at SEAE Arborfield TAD.019
    1254 gazelle 1974 XX376 : Royal Marines; 3CBAS./K
    : 3CBAS M Flt/K, embarked RFA Sir Percivale at Marchwood, on 5 Apr 1982.
    : RM 3CBAS w/o 29sep83
    : crashed and w/o at Hagen as 3CBAS/D, shortly after take off from Detmold d+
    1257 gazelle 1974 XX377 E : Deployed to Malta as part of 3 CBAS Salerno Flt, until Apr 1977
    : Royal Marines; 3CBAS./L
    (C)L : at Fleetlands for modifications programme by Feb 1982.
    British Army XX377 : AAC AH.1; 656Sqn w/o Falklands/Malvinas, shot down by friendly fire by HM+
    1268 gazelle 1974 XX380 : with 3CBAS./M at Valkenburg, Netherlands
    : 3CBAS M Flt/M, embarked RFA Sir Percivale at Marchwood, on 5 Apr 1982.
    1269 gazelle 1974 XX381 : Mar 1975 3CBAS Salerno Flt, deployed to Malta (with XX383)
    : 1980 3CBAS /F
    British Army XX381 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    : 1998 662Sqn.
    : 662 Sq, 3 REGT during Jul 1999
    - XX381 : displayed within grounds Wellbeck Defence Sixth Form College, Woodhouse, +
    : Dec17 still at Welbeck College just visible from main entrance barrier
    1273 gazelle 1974 XX383 : Mar 1975 3CBAS Salerno Flt, deployed to Malta (with XX381)
    : 1980 3CBAS /C
    British Army XX383 : AAC Gazelle AH1 built by Westland. In 2000 /D 666Sqn.
    : 666 Sq / D visited RAF Shawbury on 7 Jul 1999
    1298 gazelle 1975 XX390 : Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 3CBAS /A; w/o 10jun80
    1302 gazelle 1975 XX392 B : 1980 3CBAS /B
    B : Apr 1980, 3 CBAS Dieppe Flt / B visiting Altnagelvin Hospital
    British Army XX392 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    : ARWS / W by Feb 1983
    : 3 (V) Flt by Sep 2000 still Sep 2002, at Leuchars Air Show
    : Displayed Gate Guard Middle Wallop by Feb 12
    1321 gazelle 1975 XX399 : 3CBAS/E by 24 Jul 1979, 3CBAS/(C)E by Mar 1982 being cannabalised for spar+
    British Army XX399 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    : noted in storage at RNAY Wroughton
    : 656 Sq, 9 REGT during Jul 1999
    : 671 Sq/D (and B) MW by Oct 2009
    : AAC; stored./B
    : pod noted at Bourne Park, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hampshire
    Westland XX399 : ff 8 Jul 1975, dd 8 Aug 1975
    1328 gazelle 1975 XX400 : 3 CBAS by 1981
    British Army XX400 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1dec82 w/o
    : noted in storage at RNAY Wroughton
    : 655 Sq by Nov 1982, w/o 1 Dec 1982 when hit power cables in South Armagh, +
    1329 gazelle 1975 XX401 : Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 3CBAS /F; w/o 15sep80
    1332 gazelle 1975 XX402 : Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 3CBAS /G; w/o 21may82 Falklands/Malvinas
    : 3CBAS C Flt/G, embarked RFA Sir Galahad in Devonport, on 5 Apr 1982 and sa+
    : 3CBAS C Flt/G shot down by small arms fire 21 May 1982
    1359 gazelle 1975 XX411 : Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; Royal Marines; 1978 3CBAS./CX
    : 3CBAS /X with M Flt based with 45 CdoRM at Arbroath, Angus, Scotland
    : 3CBAS/X, embarked RFA Sir Galahad in Devonport, on 5 Apr 1982 and sailed t+
    : pictured at Aeroventure, Doncaster as 3 CBAS/(C)X.
    1362 gazelle 1975 XX412 : 1980 3CBAS /Y with M Flt based at RM Condor Arbroath
    : 3CBAS/Y, embarked RFA Sir Galahad in Devonport, on 5 Apr 1982 and sailed t+
    1309 gazelle 1975 XX413 : Royal Marines; 1978 3CBAS./CZ
    : 1980 3CBAS /Z with M (for Montfortabeek) Flt based at RM Condor, Arbroath,+
    : 3CBAS M Flt/Z, embarked RFA Sir Percivale at Marchwood, on 5 Apr 1982.
    British Army XX413 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    1449 gazelle 1976 XX450 : Royal Marines Gazelle AH1 built by Westland in 1993 /D 3CBAS
    055 lynx 1978 XZ180 : Royal Marines; 3CBAS./R visit Valkenburg
    : 3CBAS./R visit Eelde
    : 3CBAS./R visit Sylt
    : 1995 3CBAS; 1997 847Sqn./R; 2000 847Sqn./R
    British Army XZ180 : AAC; conv AH.7
    : AAC, noted Feb08
    : pictured as /C during Air Waves at Portrush
    : SoC 11 Apr 2015
    : to MoD Lyneham on 9 Nov 2015
    058 lynx 1978 XZ182 : May86 AH1 type 3CBAS /23A pictured (pic1) at RNAS Yeovilton
    : AH.7 type as 3CBAS /M visit Valkenburg, Netherlands
    : 3CBAS /M visit Eelde
    : 3CBAS /M visit Sylt
    British Army XZ182 : AAC for Royal Marines
    - - : preserved in Belgium
    1644 gazelle 1977 XZ326 : 3 CBAS A Flt in Royal Marines titling but ex ARWS /W code, embarked RFA Si+
    : 3CBAS A Flt, moved up to FOB Estancia House on 7 Jun 1982
    British Army XZ326 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland
    : ex Belize Det; ARWS / W transferred to A Flt 3 CBAS, RM on 3 Apr 1982 to m+
    : 664 Sq, 9 REGT during Jul 1999
    : with 667 Sq at Middle Wallop Oct 2018
    149 lynx 1979 XZ605 : 3CBAS /L, noted visiting Tregantle on 23 Nov 1982
    : Royal Marines; 3CBAS./Y visit Valkenburg
    : 3CBAS./Y visit Eelde
    : 3CBAS./Y visit Sylt
    : 1993 3CBAS./Y; 1995 847Sqn./Y; 2000 847Sqn./Y
    British Army XZ605 : AAC; 2010 7 Regt AH.7 type
    : preserved as / L at Wattisham by May 2014, still Jun 2015, still Dec 2017
    159 lynx 1980 XZ612 : Royal Marines; conv AH.7 type; 1993 type:AH.7 3CBAS./Y; 1995 type:AH.7 3CB+
    161 lynx 1980 XZ614 : Royal Marines; 1995 3CBAS; 2000 847Sqn /X
    : 3CBAS /Y, noted visiting on 24 Nov 1982
    1797 gazelle 1979 ZA728 : Royal Marines Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; 1985 3CBAS./33D
    : 3CBAS A Flt/(C)A by Mar 1982. Stored in Plymouth, early-mid Apr 1982.
    : 3CBAS./E Flypast Portsmouth Harbour
    British Army ZA728 : 656 Sq on 19 Apr 1982
    1799 gazelle 1979 ZA730 : 3CBAS A Flt/F, embarked RFA Sir Geraint in Devonport, on 5 Apr 1982 and sa+
    : 3CBAS A Flt/F, moved up to FOB Estancia House on 7 Jun 1982
    British Army ZA730 : AAC Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland; to G-FUKM
    : ff 28 Jan 1980. 665 Sq by Nov 1996
    - G-FUKM : ex ZA730
    1818 gazelle 1980 ZA776 : 3CBAS A Flt/H, embarked RFA Sir Geraint in Devonport, on 5 Apr 1982 and sa+
    : 3CBAS A Flt/H, moved up to FOB Estancia House on 7 Jun 1982
    : Royal Marines Gazelle AH.1 built by Westland.;1985 3CBAS./13D; 1993 3CBAS.+
    306 lynx 1983 ZD282 : Royal Marines; 1985 3CBAS /24A
    : 3CBAS./L visit Valkenburg
    : 3CBAS./L visit Eelde
    : 3CBAS./L visit Sylt
    311 lynx 1984 ZD284 : Royal Marines; 1985 3CBAS/24B
    British Army ZD284 : AH.1 ff 24 Jan 1984, dd 6 Feb 1984
    : Conv AH.7
    : AH.7 1 REGT by 16 Jun 1999
    : Fleetlands by Apr 2005; 655 Sq by May 2005
    : AAC; conv AH.7; pictured at RIAT 2010




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