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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
f.9558 Wasp 1963 XS531 : d/d 1963. To 700Sq 700W IFTU/993 by Jul 1963. 829 Sq/471 Hydra Flt by Jul +
: w/o 29 Mar 1977 with 703 Sq/504, ditched into sea SE of Portland while lan+
f.9564 Wasp 1963 XS537 : 22Jul79 as /582 703Sqn Portland Open Day
f.9568 Wasp 1964 XS541 : dd 1964 to RN. 703 Sq/500 by Jul 1976, 829Sq HQ Flt/602, sold to a USA air+
: 22Jul79 as /500 703Sqn Portland Open Day
f.9570 Wasp 1964 XS543 : d/d 3 Apr 1964 to RN, Fleetlands Apr 1964 to Sembawang store by Jun 1964, +
Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3906 : Ex RN XS543. To RNZN - left Portsmouth aboard HMNZS Wellington Oct 1982. R+
: Presented to RNZAF museum at Ohakea by Westland in 1998 until May 2007
: Stored in No 3 hangar at Wigram (wsw of Christchurch), when Ohakea wing of+
: 09nov16 pictured in 3 Sq markings at RNZAF Museum, Wigram, in storage.
f.9572 Wasp 1964 XS545 : dd Apr 1964 to RN; 700W Sq Galatea Flt/182-GA by 1964; 829 Sq Galatea Flt/+
: 22Jul79 as /507 703Sqn Portland Open Day
f.9577 Wasp 1964 XS566 : d/d 4 Jun 1964 to RN; 700W Sq Nubian Flt/187-NU by Nov 1964 until c Mar 19+
Royal New Zealand Navy XS566 : To RNZN 20 Oct 1989 for spares to support RNZN Wasp fleet. Preserved Silve+
f.9580 Wasp 1964 XS569 : dd Jul 1964 to RN. 703 Sq, NATIU, Wroughton to A2717, then A2639 G.I. Flee+
f.9582 Wasp 1964 XS571 : dd Aug 1964 to RN; 829 Sq Leander Flt/476-LE Jan 1966 to at least Sep 1967+
: 22Jul79 as /634 703Sqn Portland Open Day
f.9588 Wasp 1964 XT418 : d/d 4 Dec 1964. 829 Sq Argonaut Flt/466-AT by Jun 1968 still Mar 1970; RN+
f.9597 Wasp 1965 XT427 : 829 Sq Eskimo Flt/453 by Jan 1970 until c Jun 1970; 829 Sq HQ Flt/502 by A+
: 22Jul79 as /502 703Sqn Portland Open Day
f.9606 Wasp 1965 XT436 : dd 4 Oct 1965 to RN. 703 Sq/506; 829 Sq Hydra Flt/419 by Sep 1971 until +
f.9613 Wasp 1966 XT443 : repaired, to 703Sq by Aug 1971; 829Sq Mohawk Flt/474-MO by Feb 1972 but da+
- XT443 : to Westland for storage; Donated to The Helicopter Museum, delivered Jan 1+
: 12jul08 pictured at the International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare
f.9662 Wasp 1966 XT780 : dd Jul 1966 to RN. 703 Sq/636 by Jul 1976, to A2716 RNAY Wroughton, to A26+
: 22Jul79 as /636 703Sqn Portland Open Day
- XT780 : Oct14 at Fare ham college, Lee on Solent airfield
f.9665 Wasp 1966 XT783 : d/d 05 Oct 1966 to UK RN as XT783, straight into storage at RNAY Fleetland+
: 22Jul79 as /504 703Sqn Portland Open Day
Royal Malaysian Navy M499-05 : d/d 08/1992 to Malaysian Navy as M499-05. wfu 26 Sep 2002
f.9667 Wasp 1966 XT785 : 22Jul79 as /635 703Sqn Portland Open Day
Royal Malaysian Navy M499-01 : d/d 08 Dec 1966 to UK RN as XT785, d/d 08/1992 to Malaysian Navy as M499-0+
f.9669 Wasp 1966 XT787 : 703Sq by Jun 1980; RNAY Wroughton; to New Zealand as NZ3905
Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3905 : To RNZN Sep 1982 as airfreight. Retired 1997, sold to Westlands.
- G-KAXT : to Westland WSM Oct 1999 to at least Apr 2000; became G-KAXT 5 Mar 2002. A+
: 24sep11 video at Shuttleworth, UK. Thanks Raul Hrubisko
: 2015 Flying from Middle Wallop, occasionally with Scout XT626 as the Westl+
- XT787 : 08jul17 in 829 NAS Endurance Flt scheme, pictured at RNAS Yeovilton Air Da+
: 09mar19 G-KAXT pictured (pic2) as XT787 at Higher Purtington
: 30may19 09:05 hs over Tewkesbury, NW at approx 500 feet
: 13Jul19, in the flying display at RNAS Yeovilton 2019 as XT787 in marks of+
f.9672 Wasp 1967 XT790 : HAS.1 d/d 25 May 1967 to UK RN as XT790. 829Sq Zulu Flt/442 by Sep 1970 st+
: 22Jul79 as /503 703Sqn Portland Open Day
Royal Malaysian Navy M499-09 : d/d 08/1992 to Malaysian Navy as M499-09. wfu 26 Sep 2002
f.9675 Wasp 1967 XT793 : dd 14 Jul 1967 to RN; 703 Sq/616 by Jul 1976; 829Sq/456, 829Sq Berwick F+
- G-BZPP : To Bruntingthorpe; to Ipswich; private East Dereham Apr 1995; Registered G+
: 05Jul08 pictured in 829 NAS Yarmouth Flt / 456 markings in the flying dis+
f.9677 Wasp 1967 XT795 : 22Jul79 as /505 703Sqn Portland Open Day
f.9717 Wasp 1967 XV622 : ff 17 Jan 1968, dd 1968 to RN. 703 Sq/506 by Jul 1976, dd 1983/9 ? to RNZN+
: 22Jul79 as /506 703Sqn Portland Open Day
Royal New Zealand Navy XV622 : To RNZN Sep 1983 for spares. Some parts used in repair of NZ3907.
f.9724 Wasp 1968 XV629 : dd 16 Apr 1969, 703 Sq, RNAY Wroughton, transferred to Army AAC Middle Wal+
f.9731 Wasp 1969 XV636 : 703Sq/507 by Apr 1975; 829Sq Eskimo Flt/453 by Mar 1977 until c Nov 1978; +
Royal Malaysian Navy M499-02 : ex UK RN XV636. d/d Mar 1988 to Malaysian Navy as M499-02. wfu 26 Sep 2002




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