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781 NAS : 781 Naval Air Squadron

1940 to 1981    








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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
55-476 HO4S-3 1953 WV204 : 848Sq/351 by Oct 1958; 781Sq by 1964 still 1968 and 1969, wfu Sep 1969
United States Naval Aviation 133744 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-476, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Ju+
- WV204 : Preserved SAAF Museum satellite Ysterplaat by
55-498 HO4S-3 1953 WV223 : 728Sq C Flt/621 by Mar 1958; 737Sq/781 by Apr 1960 still 1961; 781Sq/(827)+
United States Naval Aviation 133751 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-498, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 21Ju+
Autair Helicopters ZS-HDM : to Autair Pty, SA. c Jun 1971
South African Air Force A5 : preserved airworthy at SAAF Museum
55-499 HO4S-3 1953 WV224 : Hal Far SAR Flt/958 by Jan 1960; 728Sq/961-HF by Apr 1965; RNAY Fleetlands+
United States Naval Aviation 133752 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-499, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 21Ju+
- WV224 : Preserved SAAF Museum (Swartkop) by
wa179 hu.5 1964 XS510 : RN; 05nov64 entered service with 848Sqn; 11Feb82 noted RNAS Portland coded+
wa272 hu.5 1965 XT450 : conv into Green Parrot and xfer 781Sqn, unk
: 707Sq/U-CU by Jul 1965 still 1971, 781Sq/(818) by Jul 1972 still Apr 1979,+
wa275 hu.5 1965 XT453 : pictured coded A 781Squadron (ex 845Sqn) at RNAS Lee-on-Solent
wa277 hu.5 1965 XT455 : as 781Squadron (ex 845Sqn) /U pictured (pic1) at RNAS Lee-on-Solent
Mayhem Paintball XT455 : Mayhem Paintball Essex by ; 15jun18 pictured (pic2)
wa289 hu.5 1965 XT467 : 845Sq/G-B by Mar 1966 still Sep 1968; 781Sq by Feb 1970; 707Sq/WY-VL by Ju+
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
Gunsmoke Paintball XT467 : Gunsmoke Paintball site Hadliegh Suffolk by Nov 2006, still Jul 2009, stil+
: moved to Layer Marney site by Sep 2017, after Benton End (Hadleigh) closed+
wa304 hu.5 1966 XT482 : pictured coded /ZM 781Squadron (ex 707Sqn) at RNAS Lee-on-Solent. Note gr+
Royal Marines XT482 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XL
: Feb 1994 to Fleet Air Arm Museum; 13 Jul 2019 in Hall 3 at Fleet Air Arm M+
wa489 hu.5 1967 XT767 : 02 pictured coded LS/811 of 781Squadron SAR Flight at RNAS Lee-on-Solent
: about 1976 noted RNAS Yeovilton coded OD/VR 846Sqd, RFA Olmedia Flight; 31+
wa552 hu.5 1967 XT770 : Westland Wessex HU.5, c/n WA552, f/f:?; del Royal Navy as XT770, 05/05/196+
: 781Sq by Apr 1969, to Fleetlands by Dec 1969 for VIP mods, 781Sq/(818 ?) b+
- XT770 : Stoney Cove Diving Centre Leicester from ; Used as a submerged diving aid
wa554 hu.5 1967 XT772 : 781Sq by Sep 1969, 781Sq/(829) by Jan 1971, 781Sq/(817) by Apr 1971 still +
: conv into Green Parrot/ Admirals Barge and xfer 781Sqn, in service Lee-on-+




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