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55-286 HRS-2 1952 WV195 : 848Sq / G by Dec 1952 and to Far East in HMS Perseus.
United States Naval Aviation 130188 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-286, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130188, 28Oct52
55-287 HRS-2 1952 WV196 : 848Sq / H by Dec 1952 and to Far East in HMS Perseus.
United States Naval Aviation 130189 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-287, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130189, 29Oct52
55-288 HRS-2 1952 WV197 : 848Sq/J by Dec 1952 and to Far East in HMS Perseus.
: 848 Sq / J by Jan 1953. Emergency landing in jungle 30 May 1954, airlift r+
United States Naval Aviation 130190 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-288, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130190, 29Oct52
55-289 HRS-2 1952 WV198 : 848Sq/K by Dec 1952 and to Far East in HMS Perseus.
: 848 Sq/K by Jan 1953 at Sembawang
United States Naval Aviation 130191 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-289, ff:?; del USN as HRS-2, 130191, 29Oct52
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 2008
55-480 HO4S-3 1953 WV220 : Westland Ilchester by Mar 1957; 848Sq/355 by Nov 1958; Hal Far store by No+
United States Naval Aviation 133748 : Sikorsky S-55 c/n 55-480, ff:?; acc BuAerRep (BAR) East Hartford, CT, 30Ju+
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+
wa170 has7 1957 XK943 : 848Sq/S-B by Mar 1960; Fleetlands store Jul 1963; 705Sq/557 by Aug 1969
wa198 has7 1957 XL836 : Sembawang store by Nov 1958; 848 Sq/G-B by Jan 1962, heavy landing in Oman+
wa205 has7 1957 XL843 : To Hal Far in HMS Eagle, Hal Far store Feb 1958; 845 Sq (reserve a/c) Apr +
wa275 has7 1959 XN263 : 848 Sq / E-B by Jan 1960 until at least Jun 1963; 705 Sq / 530 by May 196+
- XN263 : sold privately. To Bosham Apr 1989 for restoration as / H.
wa278 has7 1959 XN298 : 848 Sq/H-B Nov 1959 to Jul 1960 collided with XN305/R-B at Sembawang; 846 +
- XN298 : G.I. Chorley Fire School May 1990, still Jan 1995, still Oct 2005
: to RAF Millom Museum 13 Apr 2008, still Apr 2010. Believed scrapped in 201+
wa279 has7 1959 XN299 : 848Sq/K-B by Jan 1960 to c Oct 1962, 847 Sq/Z Nov 1963, 845Sq Nov 1964, 84+
- XN299 : Torbay Aircraft Museum Feb 1979 to 1988
: RM Museum May 1989, pres. Tangmere by Feb 1997
wa284 has7 1959 XN304 : 848 Sq/W-B by Jan 1960; 705 Sq/522 by Dec 1964, 705 Sq/(5)61 by Dec 1969, +
- XN304 : To Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum 19 Jul 1982. Displayed as 848 NAS /+
: 20Jun19 pictured at Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, under cover and m+
wa153 hu.5 1963 XS479 : f/f 17 Nov 1963, d/d 3 Dec 1963 to RN. 1st production HU.5. 700Sq 700V IFT+
Royal Marines XS479 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XF
: 847Sq /XF noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later th+
wa154 hu.5 1963 XS480 : ff 21 Nov 1963. To Boscombe Down by Dec 1963, 700Sq 700V IFTU/B by Feb 196+
: 845Sq/C-A by Sep 1972, 845Sq/C-H by Sep 1973, 846Sq/VZ by Jan 1977, 845Sq/+
: w/o 25 May 1982 lost in South Atlantic as 848Sq/WQ when mv Atlantic Convey+
wa155 hu.5 1963 XS481 : 848Sq /C-B by 1969; 707Sq /WZ-CU by Sep71; 707Sq /WZ-VL by Sep73 still Aug+
wa156 hu.5 1963 XS482 : 700V Sq/D by Jan 1964, 848Sq/D-A by May 1964. 707Sq/D by Nov 1967, A&AEE D+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XS482 : /D-A at RAE Farnborough Apprentice School by Apr 1986.
: To Defence Fire Services CTE Manston 24 Nov 1995; pres. RAF Manston Histor+
wa157 hu.5 1963 XS483 : 700V IFTU/E by Feb 1964, 848Sq/E by May 1964, 848Sq/E-A by Dec 1964 still +
wa160 hu.5 1964 XS486 : 848 Sq/G Apr 1964; 707 Sq/V-CU by Dec 1964, 707 Sq/S-CU by Oct 1966 still+
: embarked RFA Regent in Plymouth Sound on 17 Apr 1982 as 848 Sq A Flt/WW, t+
: 848 Sq A Flt/WW Apr 1982 to Jul 1982; 707 Sq /WW by Jul 1982, 707Sq/ZH by+
wa161 hu.5 1964 XS487 : 848Sq/H-CU by Jun 1964, 707Sq/U-CU by Jan 1965, w/o 7 Apr 1965 after it hi+
wa163 hu.5 1964 XS489 : 07mar74 848NAS./VK-B
wa167 hu.5 1964 XS493 : dd May 1964, 848Sq/N by Jul 1964, NASU CU by Jul 1967, 846Sq/A-CU by Jul 1+
Vector Aerospace XS493 : Stored Vector Aerospace Fleetlands by 1990 still 2011.
wa169 hu.5 1964 XS495 : ff 20 May 1964. RNAY Fleetlands by Jan 1965. 848Sq/Q-A by Mar 1965 and to +
: 848Sq D Flt/WP, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missile 25 May 1982. Ship+
wa170 hu.5 1964 XS496 : 07mar74 848NAS./VR-B
wa171 hu.5 1964 XS497 : 848Sq/S-A by Jan 1965, crashed and w/o 14 Dec 1965 after main engines fail+
wa172 hu.5 1964 XS498 : Wessex HU5C. d/d to RN 1964, 848Sq/T-A by 1965, 845Sq, 847 Sq/C-S by 1969+
: 31oct73 848Sqn./VC-B visit
: 848Sq /ZK landed on mv Astronomer in Plymouth Sound 7 Jun 1982, for South +
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+
: 848Sq D Flt/WN, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missile 25 May 1982. Ship+
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
wa178 hu.5 1964 XS509 : dd Royal Navy Sep 1964; 848Sq/G-A by Jan 1965 still Mar 1969.
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XS509 : ETPS by Mar 1982 still May 1984 still 1990. Sold Feb 1998.
: 25jul91 pictured as Wessex HU.5 ETPS at RAF Odiham during families day
: 13+14jun92 ETPS at ATI 92
- ZK-HVK : New Zealand private; w/o 12feb01 during logging operations near Motueka, +
wa179 hu.5 1964 XS510 : RN; 05nov64 entered service with 848Sqn; 11Feb82 noted RNAS Portland coded+
wa180 hu.5 1964 XS511 : 848Sq/VP-B by Sep 1973
: 07mar74 848NAS./VP-B
- XS511 : To Tangmere Military Aviation Museum in 2005.
wa181 hu.5 1964 XS512 : 848Sq D Flt/WT, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missile 25 May 1982. Ship+
wa186 hu.5 1964 XS517 : 07May82 noted RNAS Yeovilton coded WV of 848Squadron
Royal Air Force XS517 : Apr90, asg 84Sq as an HC5C when I arrived there.
: Became HC5C on 84 Sqn RAF in RAF Akrotiri and had a diamond emblem on the +
wa191 hu.5 1965 XS522 : 07mar74 848NAS./VJ-B
f.9566 Wasp 1963 XS539 : RN d/d 4 Feb 1964; Aurora Flt/185-AU by Apr 1964; 829 Sq Aurora Flt/185-A+
- XS539 : Nov15 noted on display within Fleetlands Repair yard painted in 1982 colou+
f.9592 Wasp 1965 XT422 : RN d/d 1967; 829Sq Mohawk Flt/474 by Feb 1967; RNAY Fleetlands by Jun 197+
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+
: 07mar74 848NAS./VB-B
Royal Marines XT459 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /B
wa285 hu.5 1965 XT463 : dd 7 Sep 1965, 845 Sq/R-B by May 1966; 848 Sq/VS-B by Sep 1974; 707Sq /WZ+
Royal Air Force XT463 : RAF; 30mar93 pictured as HC type with 78 Sqn on the ramp at RAF Akrotiri, +
: 84Sq /Ace of Clubs by Mar 1985. Returned to UK Oct 1995 to Shawbury store.
: 1990-1993, worked on her, was not 78 Sqn but 84 Sqn
- XT463 : to Air and Ground aviation, Hixon autumn 2000
wa289 hu.5 1965 XT467 : 848Sq D Flt by Jun 1982; To 8922M RNAY Wroughton by 1986.
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+
wa290 hu.5 1965 XT468 : 31oct73 848Sqn./VL-B visit
: 07mar74 848NAS./VL-B
: Was airborne when mv Atlantic Conveyor was sunk by Exocet and transferred +
Royal Marines XT468 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /H
wa291 hu.5 1965 XT469 : RN Wessex HU.5; d/d Nov 1965,  848Sq/E-A by Apr 1967; 847 Sq/E-S by Apr 1+
: 848 Sq/VE-A by Jun 1971, 848 Sq/VE-B by Sep 1973; 772 Sq/514-PO by May 19+
Royal Marines XT469 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /E
: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XN
: 847Sq /XN noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later th+
Royal Air Force XT469 : to RAF as /8920M; 17jul92 pictured (pic2) preserved at RAF Stafford
- XT469 : 22aug09 at Newton-with-Scales Lancashire, in a small compound with a Light+
: 22nov13 Its on e-bay for £12500
: Dec14 at Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. Initially in a yard to south-west of +
: 21sep15 is for sale on Ream Salvage for 11000,00£
: 21oct16 still at Isle of Wight. Local newspaper County Press reported havi+
: Jul18 still at Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. A lovely ‘exhibit’, includi+
wa293 hu.5 1965 XT471 : Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 19 Jan 1966,  847 Sq/F-S by 1969, Fleetlands 1976, +
Royal Marines XT471 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /F
: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XW
: 847Sq /XW noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later th+
wa295 hu.5 1965 XT473 : HU.5, RNAY Fleetlands Feb 1966, 707Sq by Sep 1972, 848Sq/VQ-B by Jun 1973 +
wa298 hu.5 1966 XT476 : 848Sq D Flt/WS, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missile 25 May 1982. Ship+
wa303 hu.5 1966 XT481 : d/d 4 May 1966 as HU.5; 707Sq/Z by Jul 1971; 848Sq/VQ by Aug 1976; 845Sq+
Royal Marines XT481 : Transferred in from an 848Sq attrition reserve at Navy Point as 847 Sq/XF +
wa305 hu.5 1966 XT483 : 848Sq D Flt/WU, lost when ship was hit by Exocet missile 25 May 1982. Ship+
wa307 hu.5 1966 XT485 : 848Sq/VT-A by Jun 1971, 848Sq/VT-B by sep 1971 still Sep 1974. 771Sq/522-C+
: 07mar74 848NAS./VT-B
Royal Marines XT485 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /K
wa477 hu.5 1966 XT755 : 848Sq/D-A by Aug 1967, 847Sq/D-S by 1969, 848 Sq/VD-A by Jul 1971, 848 Sq/+
: 07mar74 848NAS./VD-B
Royal Marines XT755 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /D
: reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XX
: 847Sq /XX noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later th+
wa478 hu.5 1966 XT756 : 848Sq A Flt/WM by Apr 1982. Embarked RFA Regent 19 Apr, returned to Yeovil+
wa480 hu.5 1966 XT758 : into storage, 848Sq/VB-VL by Jan 1975, w/o 16 Jan 1976 with 848 Sq/VB-B wh+
wa482 hu.5 1966 XT760 : Wessex HU.5 d/d 10 Oct 1966, 847 Sq/A-S by 1969, 846Sq/VS-B by Jul 1979. F+
Royal Marines XT760 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /A
wa483 hu.5 1966 XT761 : 07mar74 848NAS./VU-B
Royal Marines XT761 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /J
- G-WSEX : UK private from Mar18; still painted as XT761 in Rescue c/s.
: 16nov18 Restoration progress, rotors turning (as XT761) for first time si+
: Restoration progress: 15 Feb 2019, first flight (as XT761) since 6 Nov 19+
: 09mar19 pictured (pic2) as XT761 at Higher Purtington after her magnificen+
: 13Jul19, pictured (pic3) G-WSEX at RNAS Yeovilton 2019 wearing marks of +
wa487 hu.5 1966 XT765 : 1975 848 Sq VN HMS Bulwark
wa488 hu.5 1967 XT766 : 07mar74 848NAS./VE-B
Royal Marines XT766 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XS
: 847Sq /XS noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later th+
wa 674 has.1 1971 XV703 : conv to HAS.6C /ZD AMG Yeovilton by 2004; 848Sq/ZD by Sep 2004; 846Sq/ZD b+
Vector Aerospace XV703 : Oct06 Vector Aerospace
wa 905 hc.4 1979 ZA291 : 848 NAS / VB, deployed as part of 3 airframe detachment aboard RFA Reliant+
: RN; 1985 846Sqn./VB; 1994 707Sqn./ZX; 1995 707Sqn./ZX; 2000 848Sqn./ZX
: 23jan01 848Sqn./ZX
: 2007 846Sqn./N; 2008 848Sqn./WN
wa 906 hc.4 1979 ZA292 : 2007 type:HC.4 848Sqn./WU; 2008 type:HC.4 848Sqn./WU; 2009 type:HC.4 848Sq+
: 06jul08 as 848 NAS/WU pictured (pic2) at RNAS Yeovilton, during Commando a+
Vector Aerospace ZA292 : Vector Aerospace at Fleetlands, noted 01dec15; Stripped of all usable part+
wa 907 hc.4 1979 ZA293 : RN; 1985 846Sqn /VK; 1990 846Sqn /VP; 1994 707Sqn /ZT; jul00 848Sqn /ZO; 2+
wa 909 hc.4 ZA295 : RN; 1985 707Sqn./ZC; 1994 707Sqn./ZU; 2000 848Sqn./ZR
: 23jan01 848Sqn./ZR
Vector Aerospace ZA295 : Vector Aerospace at Fleetlands, noted 20apr16; stored as /U
wa 912 hc.4 1981 ZA298 : RN; 1985 846Sqn /VA; 2000 845Sqn /G; 2004 848Sqn /WW
wa 913 hc.4 1981 ZA299 : RN; 1985 707Sqn /ZD; 1994 707Sqn /ZZ; jul00 848Sqn /ZT; 2004 845Sqn /D; 20+
Vector Aerospace ZA299 : Vector Aerospace at Fleetlands, noted 20apr16; stored as /D
- ZA299 : To Vobster Quay 21 Jan 2018 and subsequently sunk as a diving wreck target+
wa 914 hc.4 1981 ZA310 : RN; 1985 707Sqn /ZS; 1987 846Sqn /VS; 1990 846Sqn /VQ; 1994 707Sqn /ZY; 19+
: 13jul13 pictured at 848Sqd /B at RNAS Yeovilton
wa 916 hc.4 1981 ZA312 : RN; 1985 707Sqn /ZB; 1994 707Sqn /ZS; jul00 848Sqn /ZS; 2007 848Sqn
: 845 Sq / B still (-N) by Sep 1992; 848Sq/ZS by Oct 1999 still Jul 2000; to+
- ZA312 : 29nov17 parked up in Gatwick Cargo overnight on the back of a trailer; De+
wa 918 hc.4 ZA314 : RN; 1987 846Sqn /VF; 2000 845Sqn /F; 2007 848Sqn /WT
: 10jul11 pictured as /WT of 848Sqd in the Commando Assault finale at RNAS Y+
wa 928 hc.4 1982 ZB507 : After conversion from Mk.4X at Fleetlands by Jun 1998, to 848Sq/ZN by Sep +
: RN; jul00 848Sqn./ZN
: 23jan01 848Sqn./ZN
: 848 NAS/WN noted in Hangar 10 at RNAS Yeovilton
: 23jun12 pictured as 848Sqd /F at the RNAS Yeovilton airshow
Ministry of Defence (MoD) ZB507 : f/f 19 Jan 1983 as Mk.4X to RAE/DRA/DERA Farnborough by 1986 still 1993, E+
wa 931 hc.4 1983 ZD476 : RN from 1984; 1985 707Sqn./ZA; jul2000 848Sqn./ZU; 2003 848Sqn./WU; 2007 8+
: 707Sq/ZA by Aug 1984 still 1986;707Sq/ZS by 1988; 846 Sq/VJ by Jan 1991;84+
: 28 May 2005 848 Sq / WU in the flying display at Southend Sea Front airsh+
: 845Sq / I Dec 2006 to Apr 2007; 848Sq/(WZ) Apr 2007
: HC.4+ conv by 2008;848 Sq/WZ by Jul 2009;For sale (engineless) from stora+
- ZD476 : 05mar16 for sale by witham sv. Mod sales.com with no engines


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