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829 NAS : 829 naval air squadron

1940 to present    




829 squadron Fleet Air Arm

829 squadron
Formed at Ford in Jun 1940 as a torpedo & reconnaissance unit and saw distinguished service in WWII until it was absorbed into 831 Squadron in Jul 1944.
Its rotary wing story, as the famous parent to the Small Ships Flights, began on 4 Mar 1964, when it recommissioned at RNAS Culdrose and took on its first Wasp HAS.1s from 700(W) Squadron. Three Wasps formed HQ Flt and the first Small Ships Flights were the Leander Class frigates HMS Leander (F109), HMS Dido (F104), HMS Penelope (F127) and the Tribal Class HMS Mohawk (F125). It moved to RNAS Portland (then HMS Osprey) on 1 Dec 1964. The Rothesay Class flights followed shortly and later, the Amazon Class from 1974.
To this core task, various duties were added and removed at times. It took on the Wessex HAS.1 County class (Guided Missile Destroyer) flights in 1964 and handed off Wasp conversion training to 706 Squadron in Dec 1964, just prior to the move to Portland. When 771 Squadron disbanded, it took over its Whirlwinds (HAR.1 and HAS.7) in Jan 1965. It added the Wessex HU.5 flights of the two Regent class Stores Support Ships and HMS Protector Flights Whirlwind in 1966.
As the Wasp flights grew and more demands were being made on planning and operations, tasks began to be handed off to other units. The Wessex HAS.3, which replaced the HAS.1s from Jun 1969 on the County class destroyers, were given back to 737 Squadron in Jun 1970. Initial conversion and training was relieved from the unit when 703 Squadron reformed in Jan 1972 but was taken back in Jan 1981 when 703 was re-absorbed and the focus shifted elsewhere to introducing the Lynx HAS.2 into service and beginning the run down of the Wasp.
The Lynx HAS.2 began to appear in Sep 1986 and more were transferred in from 815 Squadron, in 3 tranches in Sep 1986, 1987 and 1988. The last Wasp HAS.1 left the unit in Mar 1988 and in 1990/1991, the unit's Lynx were active in the Persian Gulf supporting operations in and around the Kuwait Theatre of Operations. On 26 Mar 1993, the unit disbanded and it passed all its Lynx over to 815 Squadron.
In Oct 2004, 829 Squadron reformed at RNAS Culdrose and resumed its famous heritage as the parent of the Small Ships' Flights, by absorbing the detatched Merlins from 824 Squadron.
Between Aug and Nov 2013, 829 NAS embarked a Merlin Flt aboard a Type 45 destroyer (HMS Defender), for the first time.

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Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2004/nowRNAS CuldroseEGDR
1964/93PortlandEGDP
1964RNAS CuldroseEGDR
1943/45Lee-on-SolentEGHF
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YearsModels
2014/now eh.101     Merlin HM.2
2004/14 eh.101     Merlin HM.1
1986/93 Lynx     Lynx HAS3
1982/84 wessex     Wessex HAS.3
1969/70 wessex     Wessex HAS.3
1967/76 whirlwind     Whirlwind HAR.9
1965/67 whirlwind     Whirlwind HAS.7
1964/88wasp
1964/66 whirlwind     Whirlwind HAR.1
1964/70 wessex     Wessex HAS.1

Construction Numbers for . / 829 Sq / 829Sq / 829NAS / 829 NAS Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
wa 91 has7 1957 XG596 : dd 24 May 1957 to 700Sq as /508-H, 737Sq/775-PO by Feb 1961, 829Sq by 196+
- XG596 : at British Rotorcraft Museum (now IHM) 25 Jun 1979
: Apr13 at The Helicopter Museum, Weston super Mare
wa232 has7 1958 XL882 : 771Sq/751 by Mar 1964, 829 Sq/514 by Jan 1965, ditched and w/o E of Portla+
wa 13 has.1 1959 XM832 : 700Sq(H) /506 by Jun 1960 (1st IFTU Wessex), 829 Sq Devonshire Flt by 31 J+
wa 22 has.1 1961 XM841 : 815 Sq/301-C by Jun 1965, 815 Sq/051-R by Mar 1966 to c Oct 1966; 819 Sq/5+
wa 44 has.1 1961 XM923 : Devonshire Flt /989-D by Mar 1962, attended launch of HMS Ajax in Birkenhe+
wa270 has7 1959 XN258 : conv completed Dec 1965. Assigned to Hermes SAR Flt/336-H by Mar 1966 (aft+
Flambards Experience XN258 : to Cornwall Aero Park Dec 1975 as HAR.9 /589-CU. Still 1986, more lately F+
- XN258 : NEAM called North East Land Sea and Air Museum, Sunderland by Nov17
wa289 has7 1960 XN309 : Culdrose SAR Flt/590-CU by Jan 1968, Culdrose SAR Flt/587-CU by Jul 1970, +
wa316 has7 1960 XN386 : Fleetlands store by Sep 1966; 829 Sq/448-ED Endurance Flt by Sep 1972; 829+
- XN386 : Waiting restoration at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Doncaster, UK
wa 66 has.1 1962 XP115 : 829Sq Kent Flt/401-KE by Feb 1968, w/o 13 Sep 1968 when ditched in English+
wa108 has.1 1963 XS149 : Conv to HAS.3 829Sq Fife Flt/403-FF by May 1969, 737Sq Fife Flt/403-FF Jun+
f.9543 wasp 1962 XS527 : To RN Jan 1968. 829 Sq Rothesay Flt/462 by Aug 1968. Part of Operation She+
: ex-Rothesay Flt/462 to Wroughton by Jun 1971; 829 Sq Rhyl Flt/445 by Oct 1+
: as 829 Sq Endurance Flt/434-ED, attacked and damaged ARA Santa Fe outside +
: 829 Sq Lowestoft Flt/451 by Feb 1985, RNAY Wroughton by Nov 1985, pres. FA+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XS527 : Built at Hayes, f/f at White Waltham Jan63 as G-17-3; d/d 1963 to MoD, A&A+
f.9544 wasp 1963 XS528 : Built Hayes by Jan 1963, d/d 1963 to RN. At Hayes by Sep 1970, to Yeovil b+
Royal New Zealand Navy XS528 : To RNZN 1985 for spares.
f.9556 wasp 1963 XS529 : 700(W) IFTU/991 at Culdrose by Jul 1963, 829Sq/991-CU Mar 1964; 706Sq/510 +
: 22jul79 noted at Portland with 829Sqn coded 614
: 829Sq HQ Flt/614 by Sep 1979, 829Sq HQ Flt/506 by Aug 1981; 829Sq Galatea +
f.9558 wasp 1963 XS531 : d/d 1963. To 700Sq 700W IFTU/993 by Jul 1963. 829 Sq/471 Hydra Flt by Jul +
f.9559 wasp 1963 XS532 : d/d Jul 1963 to RN; 700W Sq/994-CU by Aug 1963; 829 Sq Mohawk Flt/474-MO+
: 22jul79 noted at Portland with 829Sqn coded 457 assigned HMS Nubian
Royal New Zealand Navy XS532 : To RNZN 1985 for spares at Silverdale, New Zealand. Noted in hangar at Dai+
f.9560 wasp 1963 XS533 : d/d 12 Sep 1963, w/o 15 Nov 1968 with 829 Sqdn, ditched in Lyme Bay while +
f.9561 wasp 1963 XS534 : d/d 19 Oct 1963; 700W Sq det HMS Leander for trials Oct 1963; 700W Sq Pene+
f.9562 wasp 1963 XS535 : dd by Dec 1963 to Culdrose; 771 Sq/757 by Feb 1964; 829 Sq/500-PO by Jun 1+
f.9564 wasp 1963 XS537 : dd 17 Dec 1963. 700W Sq Ajax Flt/180-AJ by Feb 1964, 829Sq Ajax Flt/460-AJ+
f.9565 wasp 1963 XS538 : ff 7 Jan 1964, 700Sq(W)Sq by 21 Feb 1964. 829Sq Mohawk Flt/474-MO by Mar 1+
f.9566 wasp 1963 XS539 : RN d/d 4 Feb 1964; Aurora Flt/185-AU by Apr 1964; 829 Sq Aurora Flt/185-A+
: 22jul79 noted at Portland with 829Sqn coded 434 Endurance Flt
: asg 829 Sq Endurance Flt/435-ED, attacked and damaged ARA Santa Fe outside+
: 829 Sq Endurance Flt/435 still Aug 1982 still 1985; To Lee A2718 1988, to +
- XS539 : Nov15 noted on display within Fleetlands Repair yard painted in 1982 colou+
f.9567 wasp 1963 XS540 : dd 20 Feb 1964. 829 Sq Ashanti Flt/177 by Mar 1964, 829 Sq/455-AU by Sep 1+
f.9568 wasp 1964 XS541 : dd 1964 to RN. 703 Sq/500 by Jul 1976, 829Sq HQ Flt/602, sold to a USA air+
f.9569 wasp 1964 XS542 : d/d 17/03/1964 to UK RN, 829 Sq Juno Flt/465 by Jul 1968 to at least Jan 1+
Brazilian Navy N-7042 : ex RN XS542 and Westland G-17-30, then to FAMB as N-7042, w/o 06 Dec 1982.
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.9571 wasp 1964 XS544 : d/d 06 Apr 1964. Zulu Flt/482 by May 1964; Fleetlands by Sep 1965; 829 Sq +
: 829 Sq Yarmouth Flt / 456 by Feb 1973
: w/o 26 Aug 1976 with 829 Sq, crashed into Firth of Forth during a families+
f.9572 wasp 1964 XS545 : dd Apr 1964 to RN; 700W Sq Galatea Flt/182-GA by 1964; 829 Sq Galatea Flt/+
f.9573 wasp 1964 XS562 : dd 23 Apr 1964 to RN. 700W Sq HQ Flt/188-CU by Sep 1964 still Mar 1965; 82+
: By Pete Oliver.flight S.M.R 829 sq. H.M.S.Jupiter/443
: 22jul79 829Sqn coded 443 Jupiter Flt
: 829 Sq / 371 landed on mv Contender Bezant in Plymouth Sound, 20 May 1982 +
: 829 Sq Galatea Flt/360 by May 1982; to 829 Sq Contender Bezant Flt/371 by +
- F9573 : Sold to Classic Rotors (the rare and vintage rotorcraft museum) This rotor+
f.9575 wasp 1964 XS564 : dd 21 May 1964 to RN. 829Sq Argonaut Flt/466-AT by Nov 1970 to at least 19+
Brazilian Navy N-7037 : ex UK RN XS564 and G-17-22. To FAMB 1977 (N-7019 ntu ?) as N-7037
f.9576 wasp 1964 XS565 : dd 26 May 1964 to RN. 829 Sq Dido Flt/473 before Jan 1971, RNAY Fleetland+
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.9578 wasp 1964 XS567 : RNAY Fleetlands store by Jul 1964 to 1970; 829Sq Gurkha Flt/444 by Jun 197+
f.9579 wasp 1964 XS568 : d/d 10 Jul 1964; 771Sq/768 by Sep 1964; 829 SQ HQ Flt/501 by May 1965; to +
: ditched in sea off Belize, following loss of power during hover 28 Oct 198+
f.9581 wasp 1964 XS570 : dd 27 Jul 1964 to RN. 829 Sq Tartar Flt at least Dec 1966 to May 1969. 829+
- XS570 : Piet Smits (a private collector and dealer) at Baarlo, The Netherlands by +
f.9582 wasp 1964 XS571 : dd Aug 1964 to RN; 829 Sq Leander Flt/476-LE Jan 1966 to at least Sep 1967+
f.9583 wasp 1964 XS572 : dd into Fleetlands store Oct 1964; 829 Sq HQ Flt/500 by Sep 1965 still Jul+
: 829Sq Alacrity Flt/327-AL by Jul 1977. Embarked during Journeyman operatio+
: 829Sq HQ Flt by Dec 1978
: 22jul79 829Sqn coded 427 Ashanti Flt
: 829Sq Tartar Flt/477 by May 1980; to Wroughton store Dec 1980, to 8845M, t+
Westland XS572 : ff 28 Aug 1964. On display at Sep 1964 SBAC Air Show, Farnborough.
wa244 has.1 1965 XS864 : HAS.1 829 Sq Devonshire Flt/404-DV by Jul 1965 still Aug 1967, w/o 14 Nov +
wa254 has.1 1965 XS874 : HAS.1 dd Fleetlands 5 Jan 1966, 829 Sq London Flt/405-LO by Mar 1966, ditc+
wa267 has.1 1966 XS887 : dd 6 Apr 1966; 829 Sq Fife Flt/403-FI, Yeovilton Station Flight/18-VL by S+
- XS887 : 08dec07 aquired by the Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group and moved t+
f.9584 wasp 1964 XT414 : d/d 13 Sep 1965 to RN at RNAY Fleetlands; 829 Sq Naiad Flt/470 by Oct 1965+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) XT414 : f/f 26 Sep 1964, d/d 13 Oct 1964 to A&AEE Boscombe Down and undertook vari+
f.9585 wasp 1964 XT415 : RN d/d 23 Oct 1965; 700W Sq Aurora Flt/185, 829 Sq /455 by 1965; Paris Air+
: 21oct78 noted in store RNAY Wroughton coded 452 ex 829NAS
: Aug79 pictured as /BR-452 829 Sq, 034 Flight on HMS Brighton (F106) during+
: 829 Sq Brighton Flt/461-BR by 1980; 829 Sq Leander Flt/476-LE by May 1984 +
: 13Sep85 noted RNAS Portland coded FIR3 with 829 Squadron, HMS Endurance
Royal New Zealand Navy XT415 : To RNZN for spares.
f.9586 wasp 1964 XT416 : dd 03 Dec 1964 to RN; 829 Sq/183-ES Eskimo Flt by early 1965; 829 Sq Naiad+
f.9587 wasp 1964 XT417 : dd 3 Dec 1964; 829 Sq Naiad Flt/470-NA Feb 1965 until Sep 1965; Westland H+
Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3904 : ex UK XT417. On loan to RNZN May 1974 to Aug 1975 as replacement for the w+
f.9588 wasp 1964 XT418 : d/d 4 Dec 1964. 829 Sq Argonaut Flt/466-AT by Jun 1968 still Mar 1970; RN+
: 22jul79 829Sqn coded 435 Endurance Flt
f.9589 wasp 1964 XT419 : dd 23 Dec 1964 to RN as XT419. RAF Bahrain SAR Flt/422 by 1965 still 1970,+
Brazilian Navy N-7036 : ex UK RN as XT419. To G-17-1, then to FAMB 1977 (N-7018 ntu ?) as N-7036, +
f.9590 wasp 1964 XT420 : dd 5 Jan 1965 to RN. 829 Sq Nubian Flt/457-NU by Nov 1968, ditched, to Le+
: 22jul79 829Sqn coded 422 Aurora Flt
: 829 Sq Aurora Flt/422 by May 1981 still Sep 1981; uncoded Portland Mar 198+
- G-CBUI : ex RN XT420. Private East Dereham by Aug 1999, to G-CBUI 5 Aug 2002, Thrux+
: 08Jul06 829 NAS HQ Flt markings / 606, cockpit pictured in the static disp+
f.9591 wasp 1964 XT421 : RN; 829 Sq HQ Flt/503 by Oct 1970 still Jul 1972; RNAY Fleetlands by Nov 1+
Royal Malaysian Navy M499-03 : Malaysian Navy (TLDM) d/d 1988, ex XT421, wfu 26sep02
: 14Apr97 pictured (still with XT421 on the side) on a Malaysian warship
Malaysian Aviation Training Academy 9M499-03 : Instructional air frame at Malaysian Aviation Training Academy,Kuantan. Pa+
f.9592 wasp 1965 XT422 : RN d/d 1967; 829Sq Mohawk Flt/474 by Feb 1967; RNAY Fleetlands by Jun 1+
f.9593 wasp 1965 XT423 : d/d 1965. Hecla Flt/989 by Apr 1965; 829 Sq Hecla Flt/481 by Jun 1965, 829+
: RN; 1978 829Sqn./HQ-615
: 22jul79 829Sqn coded 615
f.9594 wasp 1965 XT424 : d/d 5 Mar 1965. w/o 4 Jun 1975 with 829 Sqdn, ditched in sea operating fro+
f.9595 wasp 1965 XT425 : d/d 16 Mar 1965. w/o 4 Oct 1966 with 829 Sqdn, ditched in sea, 10nm off Po+
f.9596 wasp 1965 XT426 : dd 17 May 1965 to RN. 706Sq/64 by Jun 1967, 706Sq/80-CU, 829Sq 023 Ajax Fl+
Royal Malaysian Navy M499-07 : ex UK RN XT426. dd Aug 1992 to Malaysian Navy as M499-07. wfu 26 Sep +
- F.9596 : Helicopter is on display outside the Maritime Museum in Melacca, Malaysia
f.9597 wasp 1965 XT427 : dd 17 May 1965. 706W Sq/990-CU by Jul 1965; 829 Sq Hecate Flt/418 by Jun 1+
: 829 Sq Eskimo Flt/453 by Jan 1970 until c Jun 1970; 829 Sq HQ Flt/502 by A+
: 829 Sq/602 by Jan 1982; 829 Sq Rhyl Flt Apr 1982
: 829 Sq / 372 landed on mv Contender Bezant in Plymouth Sound, 20 May 1982 +
: 829 Sq HQ Flt/606 by Sep 1982 and ditched in sea 6 Sep 1983 while operatin+
: 17Sep05 pictured (pic2) at RNAS Yeovilton. Fleet Air Arm Museum exhibit i+
f.9598 wasp 1965 XT428 : d/d 13 May 1965 to RN to storage; 829 Sq Hermione Flt/475 by Jun 1969 to c+
: 22jul79 noted Portland 829Sqn coded 475
Royal New Zealand Navy XT428 : To RNZN for spare parts to support remainder of Wasp fleet 1985/6.
f.9599 wasp 1965 XT429 : RN, d/d 01 Jun 1965; Vidal Flt/408 by Jun 1968 until c Mar 1970; Bahrein S+
: 22jul79 noted at Portland 829Sqn coded 453 Eskimo Flt
: 829Sq Plymouth Flt, embarked on HMS Plymouth during visit to Plymouth, 5-9+
: as 829 Sq Plymouth Flt/445, attacked and damaged ARA Santa Fe outside Gryt+
: 829 Sq Plymouth Flt/445-PLY until May 1988, to A2720 1988. To Malaysia 19+
Royal Malaysian Navy M499-08 : ex UK RN XT429, d/d 08/1992 to Malaysian Navy as M499-08. wfu 26 Sep 2002
f.9600 wasp 1965 XT430 : dd 1 Jun 1965 to RN. 829Sq Charybdis Flt/431-CY by May 1969, Fleetlands by+
f.9601 wasp 1965 XT431 : dd 5 Jul 1965 to RN. 829Sq HQ Flt/502 by Nov 1966, 829Sq Scylla Flt/432 b+
f.9602 wasp 1965 XT432 : ff Jun 1965, dd 22 Jun 1965 to Fleetlands. 829 Sq Hecate Flt/418-HT by Feb+
: 22jul79 noted at Portland 829Sqn coded 416 Hecla Flt
: May84 noted as 829 Sqdn/415 Hydra Flight. HMS Hydra (A144) was an ocean-g+
: 04aug87 pictured as 829 Sqd /609 at RNAS Portland. XT783 /470 on backgroun+
: From ex CPOAEA W.L.Dixon: I know every nut and bolt of this airframe hav+
Royal New Zealand Navy XT432 : To RNZN for spares 20 Oct 1989.
f.9603 wasp 1965 XT433 : dd 1965 to RN. ex G-17-6. 829Sq Arethusa Flt/426-AR by Jun 1965, 829Sq Aja+
Brazilian Navy N-7039 : ex UK RN XT433. to G-17-6, then to FAMB 1978 as N-7039.
Federal Government of Brazil N-7039 : preserved at Museu Aeroespacial, west of Rio de Janeiro in FAMB markings.
f.9604 wasp 1965 XT434 : dd 5 Jul 1965 to RN. 829Sq Gurkha Flt/444 by Sep 1965 until c Mar 1968; 8+
f.9606 wasp 1965 XT436 : dd 4 Oct 1965 to RN. 703 Sq/506; 829 Sq Hydra Flt/419 by Sep 1971 until +
: 22jul79 noted at Portland 829Sqn coded 461 Galatea Flt
f.9607 wasp 1965 XT437 : dd 4 Nov 1965 to RN; 829 Sq Cleopatra Flt/463 by Dec 1965; 829 Sq Sirius F+
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection XT437 : to Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Feb 1995. Moved with the Collection t+
: 02nov13 pictured at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, HMS Diomede /42+
f.9608 wasp 1965 XT438 : dd 7 Dec 1965 to RN. 829Sq Zulu Flt/442-ZU by Oct 1967 to c Nov 1969; 829+
: 829Sq Tartar Flt/477 by Nov 1973 still Dec 1974 still Jun 1976, 829Sq Juno+
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+
: 829 Sq Zulu (029) Flt/442-ZU by Aug 1977 until c Jul 1979
: 829 Sq Rhyl Flt/446-RH by Jun 1980, w/o 25 Mar 1986, crashed at Merryfiel+
f.9610 wasp 1965 XT440 : d/d 4 Jan 1966 to storage. 829Sq Cleopatra Flt/463-CL by Feb 1968, w/o 17 +
f.9611 wasp 1966 XT441 : d/d 28 Mar 1966. 829 NAS Euryalus Flt/433 Sep 1971 to Dec 1971, w/o 4 Feb +
f.9612 wasp 1966 XT442 : RN d/d 21 Apr 1966; 829Sq Nubian Flt/457-NU by May 1966 until c Apr 1967;+
: late 1967 until 1970 asg 829Sq HMS Zulu (F124) Flt
: 829Sq Eskimo Flt/453 by Sep 1973; w/o 12dec73 while on loan to Britannia +
: RN: Wasp HAS.1 noted in storage at RAF Wroughton 21oct78, coded 326 ex 829+
f.9613 wasp 1966 XT443 : 60th Royal Navy Wasp HAS.1 built at Hayes, ff 29 Mar 1966 at Yeovil; dd 20+
: repaired, to 703Sq by Aug 1971; 829Sq Mohawk Flt/474-MO by Feb 1972 but da+
: repaired, to 829 NAS Galatea Flt/461 by Dec 1974 until c Apr 1977; To RNA+
- XT443 : to Westland for storage; Donated to The Helicopter Museum, delivered Jan 1+
: 12jul08 pictured at the International Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare
f.9660 wasp 1966 XT778 : ff 12 May 1966 from Yeovil. dd 6 Jun 1966 to RN; 829 Sq Ambuscade Flt/323 +
: 22jul79 still 829Sqn coded 323
: 1985 829Sqn /430
: 31dec97 pictured (top) as 829 Sqd /430 HMS Achilles (F12) at RNAS Portland+
f.9661 wasp 1966 XT779 : dd 30 Jun 1966. To Fleetlands store by Aug 1966; 829Sq Galatea Flt/452 by +
: 829 Sq Active Flt/322-AV by Oct 1977. Damaged while landing on RFA Black +
: 22jul79 829Sqn coded 332
: With 829 NAS 10may82, departed Plymouth embarked F171 HMS Active. Returned+
: 829 Sq by Aug 1984 following repairs; 829 Sq Yarmouth Flt / 456 by Jun 198+
Royal Malaysian Navy XT779 : ex UK RN XT779. dd Aug 1992 to Malaysian Navy (for spares ?). RMN identity+
f.9663 wasp 1966 XT781 : ex G-17-6. dd Royal Navy Aug 1966; 845Sq/O-B by Aug 1966; 829 Sq Eskimo F+
Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3908 : Royal New Zealand Navy 1983, ex XT781 from Royal Navy; Retired Apr 1998;+
- G-KAWW : 2002; ex XT781,NZ3908; 2005 to South Africa
- ZU-HAS : Feb.2012 being hangared in Richmond Natal,S.A. until the owner decides wha+
f.9664 wasp 1966 XT782 : d/d 4 Oct 1966; 829 NAS Euryalus Flt/433 by May 1976, until c May 1977; 82+
: 829Sq Naiad Flt/324, noted at Coypool 28 Jun 1979
: 22jul79 noted at Portland 829Sqn coded 324 Naiad Flt
Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3909 : Delivered to RN as XT782 in 1966. To RNZN Oct 1989 as spares source. Resto+
- G-KANZ : To Cranfield (UK) 1998, then to North Weald (EGSX) Nov 2002, noted there r+
f.9665 wasp 1966 XT783 : d/d 05 Oct 1966 to UK RN as XT783, straight into storage at RNAY Fleetland+
: RN; 1985 829Sqn /470
Royal Malaysian Navy M499-05 : d/d 08/1992 to Malaysian Navy as M499-05. wfu 26 Sep 2002
f.9666 wasp 1966 XT784 : dd Dec 1966 to long term storage at RNAY Fleetlands; 829 Sq Cleopatra Flt/+
: 22jul79 noted at Portland 829Sqn coded 432 Scylla Flt
Royal Malaysian Navy M499-04 : d/d 07 Dec 1966 to UK RN as XT784, d/d 08/1992 to Malaysian Navy as M499-0+
: 31oct11 pictured at Malaysian Airforce Museum in Kuala Lumpur
f.9667 wasp 1966 XT785 : RN; 1985 829Sqn /462
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.9668 wasp 1966 XT786 : dd Jan 1967 to RN. 829 Sq Amazon Flt/320-AZ by Jul 1976, to A2726, scr. Po+
: 03Aug75, 24Jul76 and 24Jul77 noted RNAS Portland Air Days coded AZ.320 of +
: 829 Sq Falmouth Flt / 441-FM by Jul 1983. Damage to cabin roof equipment +
f.9669 wasp 1966 XT787 : delivered to RNAY Fleetlands straight into storage Feb 1967; at RNAY Wroug+
: 22jul79 noted at Portland 829Sqn coded 446 Rhyl Flt
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+
f.9670 wasp 1967 XT788 : RN d/d Mar67 829 NAS; Minerva Flt/424 by Nov 1969 until c Aug 1975; Ante+
: f/f 12feb67; 1969-1973 829Sqn Minerva flight as /424; 1975-1979 Antelope +
- G-BMIR : Flightaid Dunkeswell 24jan86-22dec95 as /316, for restoration
- XT788 : Xray Tango Helicopter Club; XT788 is Alive & Well. Glad to be able to upd+
f.9671 wasp 1967 XT789 : d/d 1 Apr 1967. w/o 12 Aug 1970 with 829 Sqdn, ditched near Mull of Kintyr+
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+
Royal Malaysian Navy M499-09 : d/d 08/1992 to Malaysian Navy as M499-09. wfu 26 Sep 2002
f.9673 wasp 1967 XT791 : RN; 1985 829Sqn./433
: d/d 21 Jun 1967 to UK RN as XT791, into storage until c Jun 1974; 829 NAS +
Royal Malaysian Navy XT791 : 21oct78 noted in store RNAY Wroughton
f.9674 wasp 1967 XT792 : dd 11 Jul 1967 to RN.  829Sq Bacchante Flt/425-BC by 1973 still Jul 1+
Brazilian Navy N-7041 : ex UK RN XT792 and G-17-8. To FAMB as N-7041
f.9675 wasp 1967 XT793 : dd 14 Jul 1967 to RN; 703 Sq/616 by Jul 1976; 829Sq/456, 829Sq Berwick F+
: 22jul79 still coded 616 with 829 Sqn
- 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.9676 wasp 1967 XT794 : d/d 5 Oct 1967; 829 Sq Ashanti Flt/427-AS by Dec 1969, still May 1972, sti+
: 829 Sq short term assignment as Aurora Flt/422 by late May / early Jun 197+
: 22jul79 noted at Portland 829Sqn coded 325 Herald Flt
: 829 Sq/325 by Dec 1980, 829 Sq Herald Flt/325 by Mar 1982, still July 1982+
f.9718 wasp 1968 XV623 : dd 05 Mar 1968, 829 Sq Nubian Flt/457 by May 1969 still Aug 1970, scr. Por+
f.9720 wasp 1968 XV625 : RN d/d May68 829 Sq Phoebe Flt/471-PB Nov 1968 to Dec 1970, 829 Sq Phoebe+
- XV625 : 20jul17 purchased from MoD-Sales. To be transported to Hannibal, NY for re+
f.9721 wasp 1968 XV626 : RN, d/d 18 Jun 1968; 829Sq Andromeda Flt/472-AM by Mar 1969 until c Oct 19+
: 28Apr80 noted RNAS Portland coded -.617 of 829 Squadron; 03Sep81 noted RNA+
: 22Apr87 noted RNAS Portland coded HR.325 of 829 Squadron, HMS Herald
Royal Malaysian Navy M499-06 : ex UK RN as XV626, to Malaysian Navy as M499-06. wfu 26 Sep 2002
f.9722 wasp 1968 XV627 : dd 4 Jul 1968 to RN. 829 Sq Hermione Flt/475 by Aug 1971. 815Sq/321, trans+
f.9723 wasp 1968 XV628 : d/d 11 Mar 1968. w/o 20 Jan 1972 with 829 Sqdn/464 Danae Flt, tail rotor c+
f.9725 wasp 1968 XV630 : dd 22 Apr 1969 to RN. 829 NAS/433 Euryalus Flt by Jul 1969, ditched and sa+
f.9726 wasp 1969 XV631 : dd 14 Aug 1969 to RN. 829 Sq Eskimo Flt/453 by Sep 1969, G.I. Farnborough.
: 829 Sq Cleopatra Flt/463-CL by Sep 1970 until May 1972. While operating f+
: 22jul79 noted at Portland 829Sqn coded 617
f.9727 wasp 1968 XV632 : d/d 11 Dec 1968 to RN. 829 Sq 032 Plymouth Flt/445 by Jun 1969 still Oct 1+
: 829Sq Berwick Flt/440-BK to Dec 1980, 829Sq Ardent Flt/340-AD by Aug 1977.+
Royal Malaysian Navy M499-01 : ex UK RN XV632. dd 1988 to Malaysian Navy as M499-01 (w/o 1991 ?)
f.9729 wasp 1968 XV634 : d/d 4 Feb 1969 to RN. 829 Sq Diomede Flt/423 by May 1973 until c Oct 1973,+
Royal New Zealand Navy XV634 : d/d 1989 to RNZN for spares.
f.9730 wasp 1969 XV635 : dd 22 Apr 1969; 829Sq Charybdis Flt/431 by Jul 1969, forced landing at Sim+
: w/o 05apr77, 829 sqd
f.9731 wasp 1969 XV636 : d/d 3 Jul 1969 to RN. 829Sq Sirius Flt/450-SS by Oct 1969 still Oct 1973.
: 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
f.9732 wasp 1969 XV637 : d/d 12 Aug 1969, 829Sq Londonderry Flt/447-LD by Nov 1969.
f.9733 wasp 1969 XV638 : ff 16 Sep 1969, d/d 3 Oct 1969. 845Sq/O by Mar 1971, 829 Sq Mohawk Flt/474+
: 22jul79 noted at Portland 829Sqn uncoded
: 829 Sq Achilles Flt/430 by Jan 1980 still Mar 1981, ditched in South Atlan+
f.9734 wasp 1969 XV639 : dd 17 Dec 1969. 829Sq Zulu Ft/442 by Mar 1970; 829Sq Berwick Flt/440 by Au+
- N612VH : XV639 : d/d Oct 1969, Last one to be delivered to 829 Sq HQ Flt/612, sold +
: probably written off on 24may07
wa 674 has.1 1971 XV703 : RN HAS.1 f/f 14jun71, d/d 03aug71; 1976 824Sq/050-R recovered the rotorles+
Vector Aerospace XV703 : Oct06 Vector Aerospace
002 has.2 1976 XZ228 : 829 Squadron HMS London Flight coded 405-LN named "Skoda" 27May88; 22jul8+
004 has.2 1976 XZ229 : 16Oct85 NASU Yeovilton uncoded; 27May86 829 Squadron, HMS Broadsword coded+
: 27May88 829 Squadron, HMS London coded 406; 08Dec88 AMG RNAS Portland unco+
: 15Dec92 815Squadron, HMS Active coded 322.AV; 14Jan93 829 Squadron, HMS Br+
- XZ229 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
005 has.2 1976 XZ230 : 10Jul86 815 squadron, HMS Nottingham code not noted; 04Mar87 815Squadron, +
: 29Jul92 829 Squadron, HMS Coventry coded 336 noted 30Nov92 coded 336.CV na+
006 has.2 1976 XZ231 : 829 Sq HQ Flt/604 by May 1989; 815 Sq HQ Flt/307 by Apr 1993; 815 Sq Brill+
Pakistan Navy 23 : conv has.3 type ex XZ231 d/d Pakistan Jun95
010 has.2 1977 XZ233 : 04aug87 pictured (pic1) as 829 Sqd /435, HMS Endurance Flight at RNAS Port+
: NATIU Lee on Solent uncoded 26Jan87; A & AEE uncoded 10Apr87; NATIU Lee on+
019 has.2 1977 XZ237 : RN f/f 01Jul77 Westlands Yeovil; 28Jul77 (log book date) 08Aug77 official+
: 06Jun87 to NASU RNAS Yeovilton HAS3 Conversion; 23Nov87 to 829 Squadron co+
: 16May88 pictured as HAS3 type coded -.603 of 829 Squadron, HQ taken at RNA+
: 21Nov89 to RNAY Fleetlands for HAS3S conversion (10th Conversion); 26Mar90+
: 22jun90 HAS.3 type: 829Sqn /CW-412 onboard HMS Cornwall
- XZ237 : May13 on loan to inflite engineering as a sample to aid manufacture
: to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013, still Apr 2014
: ornament at Wild Park Brailsford paintball park by Oct17
026 has.2 1977 XZ238 : Nov78 HAS.2 type 829 Sqn /NC-345 at RNAS Yeovilton HMS Newcastle Flt
- XZ238 : 20jul16 on the back of a lowloader stripped to its airframe in the car par+
049 has.2 1977 XZ240 : RN; 1985 type:HAS.3 NASU; 1992 type:HAS.3 829Sqn./363
Pakistan Navy 22 : conv has.3 type; ex XZ240; d/d Pakistan Sep94
064 has.2 1978 XZ244 : 815Sq Beaver Flt/374-VB by Mar 1988 until c Oct 1988, 829 Sq Brilliant Flt+
067 has.2 1978 XZ245 : 815 Sq HQ Flt / 308 by Oct 1985; 815 Sq Glasgow Flt (loan ?) by Feb 1986; +
Böhm Stirling-Technik e.K. - : Boehm stirling Technik e.K. from 28mar17; pictured (pic2) arriving by truc+
070 has.2 1978 XZ246 : 829 Sq / 320-AZ Amazon Flt, noted conducting deck landings on newly commis+
Aeroventure Museum XZ246 : preserved at Aeroventure, Doncaster from Aug 2016 in HMS Endurance Flt /43+
080 has.2 1978 XZ248 : To 829 squadron, HMS Norfolk Flight 23 May 91 as 361-NF; To 829 squadron H+
101 has.2 1979 XZ256 : 829 Sq Cumberland Flt/350-CL by May 1989, until c Dec 1991
113 has.2 1979 XZ690 : RN d/d 30May79 HAS.2 type to NASU RNAS Yeovilton; 07Jul81 to 815Squadron, +
: 04Aug87 pictured (top) as HAS2 type 829 Sqn (badge on door and black Kingf+
: 08Oct87 RNAY Fleetlands coded PO.600; 30Oct87 829 Squadron coded PO.600
: 07Dec92 coded --.450 829 Squadron, HMS Sirius Flight; 01Mar93 coded IR.450+
- XZ690 : 22oct17 apparently she's at Delta force Paintball in Glasgow
117 has.2 1979 XZ691 : 04Aug87 pictured (pic1) as HAS2 type 829 Sqd HMS Beaver Flight /374.VB at +
128 has.2 1979 XZ694 : 23Jul91 to AMG Portland; 29Nov91 to 815Sq, HMS York coded 407-YK named "Fi+
132 has.2 1979 XZ695 : RN, 05Sep79 f/f Westlands Yeovil, 14Sep79 d/d RN HAS2 NASU Yeovilton; 10Ma+
: 15Dec87 to NASU Yeovilton for HAS3 conversion; 05May88 to 829 Squadron, HM+
: 16May88 pictured as HAS.3 type of 829 Sq, Battleaxe coded BX.403 taken at +
: 30Jan89 to RNAY Fleetlands for HAS3S Conversion (4th Conversion); 01Oct89 +
164 has.2 1980 XZ719 : 829 Sq Beaver Flt / 374 by Oct 1988 until c Jun 1989. Minor damage to air+
166 has.2 1980 XZ720 : 815 Sq Hermione Flt/475-HM by Sep 1983 still Jan 1985; 829 Sq HQ Flt/603 b+
: conv HAS.3, 829 Sq Battleaxe Flt/403-BX by Nov 1987
: to Fleetlands by May 1988 for conv to HAS.3GM; 829 Sq Brazen Flt/331-BZ by+
: 829 Sq Gloucester (216) Flt as /410-GC by Jul 1990, returned to Portland f+
186 has.2 1980 XZ724 : 29May86 829 Squadron, HMS Broadsword Flight coded BW/347; 20Oct87 829 Squa+
: 10Dec87 829 Squadron, HMS Boxer coded 376, named "Elwood"; 23Jun88 Westlan+
: 18Dec92 uncoded 815Squadron; 11Jan93 uncoded 829 Squadron, HMS Coventry; 0+
217 has.2 1981 XZ735 : RN in 1992 type:HAS3GM /602 829Sqn.
251 has.3 1982 ZD251 : 702 Sq / 631-PO by Aug 1982;829 Sq HQ Flt / 603 by Feb 1987; 829 Sq Argona+
- ZD251 : to Air and Ground Aviation, Hixon by Nov 2013
257 has.3 1982 ZD253 : 815 NAS Charybdis Flt / 431-CY by Mar 1988 until c Oct 1998; 815 NAS Brill+
265 has.3 1982 ZD256 : 829 Sq Brazen Flt/330-BZ by Jul 1990 until c Jul 1991
303 has.3 1983 ZD265 : 13jul88 pictured as HAS.3 type /BA.328 of 829 Squadron, HMS Brave flight a+
: 829 Sq Campbeltown Flt / 338-CT from Oct 1989 until c Oct 1992.
309 has.3 1983 ZD268 : ff Dec 1983, to Yeovilton via Wroughton, by Feb 1984;829 NAS 244 Beaver Fl+
: 829 NAS 238 (Director of Naval Recruiting) Flt / 317 by Oct 1990, until at+
337 has.3s 1987 ZF560 : ff 14 Jan 1988. Wroughton store by Mar 1988; 829 Sq Cornwall Flt / 412-CW +
50021 hm.1 ZH824 : 50021/RN04. 829 sqd
50040 hm.1 1998 ZH828 : RN from 1999 50040/RN08 in 2004 /CU-013 820Sqn. ; 2006 /CU-013 820Sqn. ; O+
50043 hm.1 ZH829 : 50043/RN09; 2009 829Sq
50057 hm.1 ZH832 : 03+04 July 2010 829Sqn. on board HMS Richmond (F239). Participated with Be+
: Jul10 pictured departing from Pool of London on HMS Richmond (F239) with 8+
QinetiQ ZH832 : 50057/RN12; 23jul02 QinetiQ
50061 hm.1 1997 ZH833 : 2004 asg 829 NAS HQ
: conv HM.2 type MCSP13; Apr14 829Sq
50072 hm.1 1999 ZH836 : Conv HM.2 type MCSP18; May14 829Sq /(0)01
: Nov14 asg 829Sq, embarked HMS St Albans
50074 hm.1 ZH837 : 50074/RN17; 30jul09 pictured (pic1) at RNAS Culdrose as 829Sqn /Kingfisher+
: 2011 829Sqn /503
: conv HM.2 type MCSP11; Aug14 829Sq
: 28jul16 asg 829 NAS Sutherland Flt pictured (pic2) at RNAS Culdrose for Ai+
50085 hm.1 1999 ZH840 : Culdrose storage by 1985; 829Sq HQ Flt/501 by Nov 2006; 829Sq Monmouth Flt+
: 50085/RN20; 2006/09 829Sq /NL-38
: 829Sq Monmouth Flt/502 by Mar 2009 until May 2009; 824Sq/581 by Mar 2010.
50087 hm.1 1999 ZH841 : RN 50087/RN21; 824Sqn; 2004 820Sqn /CU-012; 2011 829Sqn /502
: 19jul11 pictured (pic1) as /502 of 829 NAS at RNAS Culdrose
: noted as 829NAS /502 aboard HMS Sutherland, while departing HMNB Portsmout+
: 10mar13 pictured (pic2) as 829Sqn /501 embarked HMS St Albans (F83)
: 11Jun17 pictured (pic3) at RAF Cosford Air Show. 829 NAS Northumberland F+
50109 hm.1 ZH846 : 50109/RN26; 2008 pictured (top) as 829 NAS during RNAS Culdrose Air Day
50116 hm.1 2000 ZH848 : 829Sq St Albans Flt/503 Oct09 until c Aug10
50125 hm.1 2000 ZH850 : 50125/RN30 d/d 09apr01; 814 Sq/266-R by Sep 2001 still Sep 2002; 824Sq W+
50131 hm.1 2001 ZH852 : 50131/RN32. 829 sqn. ; IN 2004 /CU-583 824Sqn.
: 829Sq Monmouth Flt/(502), noted at Luqa Intl on 9 Oct 2009, wearing code /+
50147 hm.1 2001 ZH856 : d/d 20 Dec 2001, 814Sq/267 by Mar 2002 until Apr 2005, to AMG by Apr 2005,+
: 829Sq HQ Flt, in flying display at Devonport Navy Days 2009
50151 hm.1 ZH857 : conv HM.2 type MCSP17; Jul14 829Sq
50155 hm.1 2000 ZH858 : 50155/RN38; 2002-Apr05 as 829Sq Monmouth Flight
: 05sep09 as 829 NAS 04 Flt pictured (pic1) aboard HMS Northumberland at H+
: Oct09 as 829 NAS (04) Northumberland Flt embarked HMS Northumberland for +
: 2011 829Sqn /38
50164 hm.1 2002 ZH860 : 50164/RN40. 829 sqn; 16may11 pictured (pic1) at NATO Tiger Meet (ntm2011) +
50168 hm.1 ZH861 : 24jul13 pictured (top) as 829 NAS /10-NL at RNAS Culdrose
50175 hm.1 2002 ZH863 : RN; 2011 829Sqn.
145 serials found for . / 829 Sq, 829Sq, 829NAS, 829 NAS

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07-oct-1317-oct-13 Exercise Joint Warrior 13-2
aug-13dec-13 Cougar 13
aug-90mar-91IQ Operation Desert Shield/Storm
14-apr-8226-apr-82 Operation Paraquat
02-apr-8217-jun-82 Operation Corporate
25-nov-7719-dec-77 Operation Journeyman
25-jun-7728-jun-77 Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen
28-jul-6928-jul-69 Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet
mar-69mar-69AI Operation Sheepskin
08-oct-6814-oct-68GI Operation Diogenes
mar-66jun-75 Beira Patrol
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