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55-455 HO4S-3 1954 WV199 : 845Sq/T by Apr 1954, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956, ditched and w/o 10 Jan 1957 +
United States Naval Aviation 133739 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-455, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 133739, 07Jul53.
55-456 HO4S-3 1953 WV200 : 706Sq/782 Oct 1953, 845Sq/U Mar 1954 w/o 4 Sep 1956 Abbotsinch, (replaced +
United States Naval Aviation 133740 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-456, ff:?; del USN as HO4S-3, 133740, 07Jul53.
55-457 HO4S-3 1953 WV201 : 706 Sq/786 by Oct 1953, 845 Sq/R by Apr 1954, w/o 14 Jun 1954 in shallow w+
United States Naval Aviation 133741 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-457, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Ju+
55-475 HO4S-3 1953 WV203 : 706Sq by Nov 1953; 845Sq/V by Apr 1954; RAE Farnborough by Apr 1956
: 845Sq/V by Jun 1956, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956
United States Naval Aviation 133743 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-475, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Ju+
- ZS-HDO : sold to Autair 19 Nov 1970 to ZS-HDO; pres. SAAF Museum, Swartkop (nr Pret+
55-476 HO4S-3 1953 WV204 : 845Sq/P Nov 1955, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956.
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 2008
55-477 HO4S-3 1953 WV205 : 845Sq/W by Apr 1954, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956. Damaged by small arms fire d+
: 845Sq/W by Apr 1957; 728Sq C Flt/624 by Feb 1958; Fleetlands Nov 1958; 771+
United States Naval Aviation 133745 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-477, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Ju+
55-480 HO4S-3 1953 WV220 : 845Sq/Y by Apr 1954, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956
United States Naval Aviation 133748 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-480, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Ju+
55-481 HO4S-3 1953 WV221 : 6 Nov 1956 Landed groups of 45 CDO RM from HMS Theseus at Port Said during+
United States Naval Aviation 133749 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-481, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Ju+
55-498 HO4S-3 1953 WV223 : 845Sq/O by Sep 1955, 845Sq/U Sep 1956 (replacing WV200), Suez assault 6 No+
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 : 1987 preserved airworthy at SAAF Museum
55-499 HO4S-3 1953 WV224 : 845Sq/S by Apr 1954, Suez assault 6 Nov 1956.
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 2008
wa 80 har3 1956 XG585 : 845 NAS / T by May 1957; Eagle SAR Flt / 973-J by Sep 1957, became 701 Sq+
Bristow XG585 : Parts recovery - Wrecked
wa 82 har3 1955 XG587 : 845 NAS / X by Feb 1956, 845 NAS / Z by 28 Nov 1956
Bristow G-AYYI : wfu & xfer Bristow, UK as G-AYYI, unk; conv Whirlwind Ser.3, unk.
Bristow Helicopters Nigeria 5N-AIS : xfer Bristow Nigeria as 5N-AIS, unk; scr, unk.
wa 64 har3 1955 XJ400 : 845Sq/X by Dec 1955, 845Sq/Z by Oct 1956. Ran out of fuel in transit betwe+
wa157 has7 1957 XK910 : 845Sq /A by Sep 1957 to Jan 1958; 820Sq /321 /W by Jan 1958 to May 1958;+
wa161 has7 1957 XK934 : Aug 1957 to 845 Sq / T, until c Dec 1957
wa163 has7 1957 XK936 : dd 1 Aug 1957 RNAS Lee-on-Solent; 845Sq by Sep 1957 until Jan 1958; 820 Sq+
- XK936 : transferred to IWM in Oct 1975 (as a replacement for XG577, which was dama+
wa172 has7 1957 XK945 : 845 Sq/397 /J since Jan 1958. Ditched and sank 4nm S of Gozo, while operat+
wa195 has7 1957 XL833 : 845 NAS Whirlwind XL833/390/A suffered engine failure while storing HMS Bu+
wa205 has7 1957 XL843 : To Hal Far in HMS Eagle, Hal Far store Feb 1958; reserve a/c for 845 Sq Ap+
wa279 has7 1959 XN299 : Nov 1963 to 847 Sq / Z; 845Sq Nov 1964
- XN299 : Torbay Aircraft Museum Feb 1979 to 1988
: RM Museum May 1989, pres. Tangmere by Feb 1997
wa 54 has.1 1962 XP103 : 845Sq/A-A by Apr 1962, 845Sq/W-B by Apr 1964; 737 Sq/526-PO by Jul 1966; T+
wa 55 has.1 1962 XP104 : 845Sq/B-A by May 1962, heavy landing after losing power in Brunei 22 Jan +
wa 56 has.1 1962 XP105 : ff 7 feb 1962. 845Sq/C-A "Claude" by Jun 1962. After service in Far East, +
wa 58 has.1 1962 XP107 : 845Sq/D-A by Jun 1962, compressor surge caused heavy landing at Sembawang +
wa 59 has.1 1962 XP108 : 845Sq/E-A May 1962, 845Sq/E-B w/o 4 Mar 1965 near Nanga Gaat, Borneo.
wa 60 has.1 1962 XP109 : ff 13 Mar 1962. 845Sq/F-A by Apr 1962, to Far East. w/o on landing 20 Apr +
wa 63 has.1 1962 XP112 : 845Sq/G-A by May 1962, 845 Sq/G-B by Mar 1964, entered ground resonance at+
wa 75 has.1 1962 XP142 : HAS.1 845Sq/J-A by Aug 1962, 845Sq/J-B by Jun 1964; (Anti-submarine fit) +
wa 87 has.1 1962 XP154 : 845Sq/N-A by Nov 1962, 814Sq/D-V by Oct 1964, 845Sq/D by Dec 1964 w/o 9 Ma+
wa 88 has.1 1962 XP155 : 845 Sq/B by Mar 1963. Standing at Sibu on 13 Jun 1964, was struck and dam+
wa107 has.1 1963 XS128 : 845Sq/F-B by Jul 1964; 737 Sq/522-PO by Apr 1966, 737 Sq/437-PO by 1968 (E+
wa108 has.1 1963 XS149 : HAS.1 845Sq/O-B by Mar 1965, 819 Sq/530 by Jan 1966 still 1967.
wa110 has.1 1963 XS151 : 845Sq/R-B collided with XS154 and w/o 12 Apr 1965 at Nanga Gaat, Sarawak
wa112 has.1 1963 XS153 : 706Sq/T Jan 1964, 845Sq/T by Mar 1964, crashed Sarawak 23 Sep 1964 and to +
wa113 has.1 1963 XS154 : 706Sq/V by Mar 1864, 845Sq/V-B by Apr 1964, collided with XS151 and w/o 12+
2199 uh-12e 1962 XS159 : Delivered by sea to RNAY Fleetlands 16 Aug 1962. 705Sq/531 by Oct 1962, 70+
2255 uh-12e 1962 XS164 : Served briefly with 706Sq B Flight, before being transferred to 845Sq/X wh+
2271 uh-12e 1962 XS170 : RNAY Fleetlands by Jan 1963; 706 Sq /Z by Feb 1964; 845 Sq /Z-B by Apr 196+
- ZS-HFY : reg Sep76, ex XS170
wa154 hu.5 1963 XS480 : 846Sq/B-CU by Jul 1968, 845Sq/C-A by Jan 1970
: 845 Sq/C-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF Luqa on 31 Oct 1971.
: 845Sq/C-A by Sep 1972, 845Sq/C-H by Sep 1973, 846Sq/VZ by Jan 1977, 845Sq/+
wa155 hu.5 1963 XS481 : displayed at SBAC Farnborough Airshow 16-22sep68 coded T of 845NAS
wa157 hu.5 1963 XS483 : 700V IFTU/E by Feb 1964, 848Sq/E by May 1964, 848Sq/E-A by Dec 1964 still +
: 845 Sq/F-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF Luqa on 31 Oct 1971.
: 845Sq/F-H by Sep 1973. 846Sq/VH-B by Jul 1979.
: 845Sq /T, landed on RFA Resource at Rosyth on 2 Apr 1982, for South Atlant+
: 845Sq/T by Sep 1984 flying from HMS Fearless; To A2746 at Lee-on-Solent by+
wa162 hu.5 1964 XS488 : 707Sq/X-CU by Jan 1965; 707Sq/T-CU by Dec 1966, still Jul 1970; 845Sq/E-B +
: 845Sq/E-H by Sep 1973; 20mar77 crashed 1 nm NW of Ose, Gratangen, in Norw+
Royal Marines XS488 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XK
: 847Sq /XK noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later th+
Gunsmoke Paintball XS488 : 21sep13 at a residential address in Shropshire
: Airframe has been extensively patched during BDRT and the main fuselage is+
wa167 hu.5 1964 XS493 : dd May 1964, 848Sq/N by Jul 1964, NASU CU by Jul 1967, 846Sq/A-CU by Jul 1+
: 845Sq /F-B by Jun 1972; 845Sq /R-H by Sep 1973; 846Sq /VE-B by May 1979;+
Vector Aerospace XS493 : Stored Vector Aerospace Fleetlands by 1990 still 2011.
wa172 hu.5 1964 XS498 : Wessex HU5C. d/d to RN 1964, 848Sq/T-A by 1965, 845Sq, 847 Sq/C-S by 1969+
Royal Marines XS498 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /C
Royal Air Force XS498 : To RAF 84 Sq /Joker by 1991
- XS498 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon autumn 2000. Some parts used in XT601.
wa173 hu.5 1964 XS499 : dd Jun 1964, 707Sq/Z-CU by Dec 1964, Arctic trials aboard RFA Regent Oct 1+
wa176 hu.5 1964 XS507 : dd 27/08/1964, 707Sq/W-CU by 1965, still Jun 1967 still 1969, 845Sq/C by S+
Royal Marines XS507 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XU
: 847Sq /XU noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later th+
Royal Air Force XS507 : ex FAA Wessex HU.5. To 606Sq (Royal Aux AF) for Helicopter Support traini+
: May 2011 pictured with 606 (Chiltern) Sq RAFR at RAF Benson
wa177 hu.5 1964 XS508 : 772Squadron coded 627.PO noted RNAS Portland 02Sep81; 707Squadron coded ZE+
wa180 hu.5 1964 XS511 : retired from 845 NAS Sep 1986
- XS511 : To Tangmere Military Aviation Museum in 2005.
wa183 hu.5 1964 XS514 : RN; HU.5 type; Delivered 03Nov64; 845Squadron 06Jan69; 845Squadron (HMS He+
: 845 Sq/M-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF Luqa on 31 Oct 1971.
: 1985 845Sqn /L
Royal Marines XS514 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XA
: 847Sq /XA noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later th+
wa184 hu.5 1964 XS515 : built as Wessex HU.5 d/d 4 Nov 1964, 845Sq/Q-H by Sep 1973. 847 Sq/XB May +
Royal Marines XS515 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XB
: 847Sq /XB noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later th+
wa185 hu.5 1964 XS516 : 845Sq/V-B by Aug 1966 still Sep 1968; 845Sq/U by Sep 1969; 845Sq/U-B by +
Royal Marines XS516 : 07may-24sep 1982 reactivated 847 NAS as /XD
: 847Sq /XD noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later th+
f.9564 Wasp 1963 XS537 : dd 17 Dec 1963; 700W Sq Ajax Flt/180-AJ by Feb 1964, 829Sq Ajax Flt/460-AJ+
f.9609 Wasp 1965 XT439 : d/d 13 Dec 1965; 845 Sq by Dec 1966; 829 Sq Ajax Flt/460-AJ by Mar 1967. D+
wa270 hu.5 1965 XT448 : On a flight between NAS Jacksonville and Camp Lejeune while with 845Sq /S +
wa271 hu.5 1965 XT449 : d/d 8 Mar 1965, 845 Sq/H-B by May 1966 still Sep 1968, 845 Sq/H-H by Sep +
: 31may80 in static display Newbury Air Festival, Greenham Common whilst cod+
: 845Sq/(Y)C damaged. Offloaded HMD Devonport, to Yeovilton by road 6 Mar 1+
: 845Sq E Flt/(Y)C embarked Intrepid 20 Apr 1982, 845Sq/(Y)C still May 1984,+
wa272 hu.5 1965 XT450 : 707Sq/U-CU by Jul 1965 still 1971, 781Sq/(818) by Jul 1972 still Apr 1979,+
: 845Sq/V, visited RMB on 19 Feb 1982
: 845Sq /V, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 8 May 198+
: embarked RFA Tidespring on 14 May 1982 at Ascension Island as 845Sq C Flt +
: 845Sq /(Y)V, still by Sep 1983; damaged during heavy landing in Turkey 10 +
wa273 hu.5 1965 XT451 : 845 Sq/J-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF Luqa on 31 Oct 1971.
: 845 Sq/J, part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invincible to Seaton Barra+
: 845Sq /J, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 8 Apr 198+
- XT451 : bare hulk left Hanningfield Metals by Nov 1994
wa275 hu.5 1965 XT453 : RN; 1985 /A 845Sqn
: 845 Sq/G part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invincible to Seaton Barrac+
: 27sep88 pictured coded A 781Squadron (ex 845Sqn) at RNAS Lee-on-Solent
wa276 hu.5 1965 XT454 : 845 Sq/L-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF Luqa on 31 Oct 1971.
wa277 hu.5 1965 XT455 : RN ff May 1965 and del RN 2 Jun 1965; 707 Sq / M by Jul 1965; 845 Sq / M-B+
: 845 Sq / P-A by Mar 1972; NASU Yeovilton by Dec 1973; 845 Sq / P-H by Mar +
: 845 Sq /YU detached to Ascension Island Nov 1983. Outbound aboard RFA Olwe+
: 27sep88 as 781Squadron (ex 845Sqn) /U pictured (pic1) at RNAS Lee-on-Sol+
Mayhem Paintball XT455 : Mayhem Paintball Essex by Mar15; 15jun18 pictured (pic2)
wa278 hu.5 1965 XT456 : 707Sq/N by Aug 1965; 845Sq/N-B by Sep 1965 still May 1966, 845 Sq/N-A by J+
: 845 Sq/N by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF Luqa on 31 Oct 1971.
: 845 Sq/N-H by Sep 1973; Culdrose store by Jun 1976; 846 Sq/VA-B by Oct 197+
Royal Marines XT456 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XZ
wa279 hu.5 1965 XT457 : 845Sq/C-B by Feb 1966 still May 1966, w/o 18 Oct 1966 while with 845 Sqdn +
wa280 hu.5 1965 XT458 : 10Apr76 noted HMS Hermes coded H/J of 845Squadron; 04Jun76 noted RNAS Yeov+
: 707Sq/Y-CU by Jul 1966, 707Sq/WY-CU by Jul 1971, 707Sq/WY-VL by May 1972, +
wa281 hu.5 1965 XT459 : Wessex HU.5 d/d 6 Jul 1965,  847 Sq/B-S by 1969, 846Sq/VB-A by 1972, 848S+
: 845Sq /B, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 8 May 198+
: embarked RFA Tidespring on 14 May 1982 at Ascension Island as 845Sq C Flt +
: 845Sq D Flt/(Y)B May 1982, to 845Sq C Flt/(Y)B Jun 1982, tail sliced off o+
: 845Sq/D by May 1983, crashed and w/o 7 Nov 1983 at Setermoen, Norway; Lee-+
Royal Marines XT459 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /B
: Nov 1970 with 847 NAS / B-S, took part in cyclone relief operations in Eas+
wa282 hu.5 1965 XT460 : dd 7 Jul 1965; 845 Sq/A-B by May 1966; 845 Sq/T-H by Sep 1973.
: 845 Sq/K, part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invincible to Seaton Barra+
: 845Sq /K, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 8 Apr 198+


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