united kingdom 845 squadron

Fleet Air Arm


845 NAS : 845 naval air squadron

1943 to present    




Helicopters

845 squadron Fleet Air Arm

845 squadron
Formed on 1 Feb 1943 at NAS Quonset Point on Rhode Island, USA as a torpedo reconnaissance unit and subsequently served in the Indian Ocean and the Far East during WWII before it disbanded in Oct 1945.
It reformed with some of the Whirlwind HAS.22s from 706 Squadron on 15 Mar 1954 at Gosport as the Royal Navys first front line anti-submarine warfare helicopter squadron. It embarked to HMS Perseus on 21 Apr and spent much of its time working up in and around the Mediterranean on various carriers from its shore base at Hal Far. It returned to the UK in Aug 1955 and disbanded at Lee-on-Solent in Oct 1955.
After reforming again as an anti-submarine unit in Nov 1955 at Lee-on-Solent, (still with the Whirlwind HAS.22), it also added the Whirlwind HAR.3 to its inventory. It exercised and eventually worked up in the Mediterranean with the Royal Marines Commando. On 6 Nov 1956, with specially modified Whirlwinds, 845 Squadron contributed to the first ever major helicopter airborne assault, as part of Operation Musketeer at Port Said. After returning to the UK, it updated to the Whirlwind HAS.7 during June 1957 at Lee-on-Solent but suffered desperate engine unreliability. Whilst aboard HMS Bulwark in the Indian Ocean, it was sent to Aden. During a deployment aboard HMS Centaur in Jan 1959, engine troubles (the curse of the Whirlwind HAS.7) caused the unit to be grounded. It returned to the UK and HMS Bulwark went off for refit as a Commando Assault Carrier. It disbanded at Culdrose in Apr 1959.
Reformed on 10 Apr 1962 with 12 Wessex HAS.1 at RNAS Culdrose as the first of the Commando Helicopter squadrons. It embarked on HMS Albion in Sep and deployed to Brunei in Nov 1962. Disembarked on 14 Dec 1962 for operations from Brunei. It relieved 103 Squadron briefly at Kuching in Sep 1963, so they in turn could reinforce Labuan. In Feb 1964 it transferred to HMS Bulwark and incorporated 6 Wessex HAS.1s and 3 Hiller HT.2 from 706 Squadron B Flt when they arrived in the Far East in Apr. 845 Sq operated successfully with British Forces in Brunei and later Borneo, returning to the UK in Sep 1965. During these operations, UK ground forces nicknamed the commando squadrons Junglies.
Re-equipped in Jan 1966 with Wessex HU.5 and sailed to the Far East again with HMS Bulwark in Aug 1966, picking up a liaison Wasp, returning to the UK in 1968. Transferred to HMS Albion (now out of refit) in May 1970 with 14 Wessex HU.5 and a Wasp and sailed for Cyprus Sep-Nov 1970. It disembarked HMS Albion in mid Feb 1971 after an Exercise in the Lofoten Islands (to be replaced in the Albion Air Group by 848 NAS in Mar 1971). Operated in the Mediterranean in 1971 and spent time ashore at RAF Luqa, where the unit suffered a minor disaster on 31 Oct 1971 when a small tornado buzz-sawed through its aircraft park and damaged a number of its Wessex HU.5. 845 NAS departed Malta aboard HMS Bulwark on 11 Nov and arrived back in the UK in Dec 1971. On HMS Bulwark with 41 Commando RM for May-Jul 1972 WESTLANT deployment, disembarking 17 Jul 1972 for RNAS Culdrose.
Shortly after moving to HMS Albion on 22 Aug 1972, its home base transferred from Culdrose to Yeovilton in Sep 1972. Transferred to HMS Hermes in 1973 and sailed for the Mediterranean. During the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, 845 NAS Wessex HU.5 from HMS Hermes airlifted 1500 people from the beaches around Kyrenia, with the Sea King HAS.1s of 814 Squadron. In Apr 1976, it was reduced to 8 Wessex HU.5, increasing again when it absored 846 Squadron in Sep 1977. From Oct 1977, 845 Sq operated a detatchment in Northern Ireland.
Took part in the Falklands Conflict with 12 Wessex. A Flt operated from RFA Resource, B Flt from RFA Fort Austin, C Flt from RFA Tidespring, D Flt from Wideawake Base on Ascension, E Flt HMS Intrepid and also from HMS Invincible. Lost 2 Wessex on South Georgia on 22 Apr 1982 and a further Wessex on 25 May when mv Atlantic Conveyor was sunk. Returned to UK in Jul 1982 but a detatchment deployed back to the Falklands and absorbed the Wessex of 847 Squadron in Aug, returning in Dec 1982. There was a brief detachment to RAF Leeming in mid Mar 1983. Following their introduction in Jun 1984, 845 NAS retired its last Wessex for Sea King HC.4 at RNAS Yeovilton in 1986.
The unit detached 4 of its Sea Kings to Splyt on 11 Nov 1992, disembarking from RFA Argus on 19 Nov for a planned deployment until May 1993. Through various tours, the unit was in the former Yugoslavia for c 6 years.
The unit detached 9x Sea King HC.4 to Iraq in Jan 2003 aboard HMS Ocean. After the second Gulf War, the unit stayed on initially at Az Zubayr port, and after a brief return home, at Basra International Airport from 2004. From spring 2007 the detachment intensified as 846 NAS was withdrawn in preparation for its deployment to Afghanistan. Its last mission in Iraq was on 17 Nov 2007 and the unit returned its aircraft to the UK on 24 Nov.
Joined 846 NAS in Afghanistan in Apr 2008, with rotating detachments until Nov 2011.
845 NAS detached 3x Sea King HC.4 on HMS Illustrious for her east of Suez deployment, when she was ordered from the Horn of Africa to assist in the Typhoon Haiyan relief operations between Nov and Dec 2013.
After handing over its 8 Junglie Sea Kings to 848 NAS in May 2015, a period of training followed with the Merlin at RAF Benson. 845 NAS reformed on 9 Jul 2015 with the Merlin HC.3 of RAF 28 Squadron and will remain based there until mid Jun 2016 before moving back to RNAS Yeovilton.
During Feb 2017, whilst B Flt was undertaking Arctic Training in Norway on Exercise Clockwork with the new Merlin, A Flt began a 5 month deployment on the French assault ship FS Mistral with 2 Merlin HC.3. A Flt visited Ho Chi Minh City during Apr 2017.



1964-65 whilst in Sarawak the unit operated three Whirlwind Mk7 aircraft. 845 Squadron were relieved by 848 Squadron operating Wessex Mk5 aircraft and thus they could be termed the last Junglies.
In June 1966 B Flight flew to Singapore and on to Borneo where the relieved 848 squadron in Bario and Sepulot. HMS Bulwark sailed to Labuan in October 1966 and B flight joined the rest of the squadron on board. 845 squadron were the last junglies.
late 1971, Albion was accompanying Eagle, we spent Christmas at sea in the Indian Ocean after 826NAS joined 845NAS to sail up to evacuate the Brits from Bangladesh. Certainly wasnt operating off Cyprus

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Royal Navy Merlin Deployed Aboard French Mistral, 05-Apr-17 : For the first time, two Merlins helicopters from Royal Navy 845 NAS are assigned to the French assault ship Mistral throughout her six-month deployment to the Indian and Pacific Oceans


Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2016/nowRNAS YeoviltonEGDY
2015/16RAF BensonEGUB
2014AF KandaharOAKN
2008/12AF KandaharOAKN
2004/07IQ Basrah International AirportORMM
2003/15RNAS YeoviltonEGDY
1994/03RNAS YeoviltonEGDY
1992/99HR Divulje Barracks
1991/92RNAS YeoviltonEGDY
1991SA Hafr Al-Batin / King Khalid Military CityOEKK
1982/90RNAS YeoviltonEGDY
1982 Navy Point
1982 Port StanleySFAL
1972/82RNAS YeoviltonEGDY
1972MT Hal Far
1968/72RNAS CuldroseEGDR
1966/68SG SembawangWSAG
1965/66RNAS CuldroseEGDR
1963/65SG SembawangWSAG
1963/65MY Nanga Gaat
1962/63MY KuchingWBGG
1962RNAS CuldroseEGDR
1958/59RNAS CuldroseEGDR
1956/58Lee-on-SolentEGHF
1956Eglinton / LondonderryEGAE
1955/56Lee-on-SolentEGHF
1955Lee-on-SolentEGHF
1954/55MT Hal Far
1954Gosport
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YearsModels
2015/nowMerlin HC.3i
1984/15Sea King HC.4
1966/86 wessex     Wessex HU.5
1966/73wasp
1964/65UH-12E Raven
1964/65 whirlwind     Whirlwind HAS.7
1962/65 wessex     Wessex HAS.1
1957/59 whirlwind     Whirlwind HAS.7
1955/57 whirlwind     Whirlwind HAR.3
1955/57 s-55 H-19     Whirlwind HAS.22
1954/55 s-55 H-19     Whirlwind HAS.22



















Construction Numbers for . / 845Sq / 845 Sq Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
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+
55-498 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 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/320/W by Jan 1958 to c Jun 1958, Ha+
wa163 has7 1957 XK936 : dd 1 Aug 1957 RNAS Lee-on-Solent; 845Sq by Sep 1957 until Jan 1958; RNAS L+
- XK936 : transferred to IWM in Oct 1975. Still present 2011.
wa172 has7 1957 XK945 : 845 Sq/397 /J since Jan 1958. Ditched and sank 4nm S of Gozo, while operat+
wa205 has7 1957 XL843 : To Hal Far in HMS Eagle, Hal Far store Feb 1958, 845 Sq (reserve a/c) Apr +
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
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 1+
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 : 845Sq/B by Mar 1963. Standing at Sibu on 13 Jun 1964, was struck and damag+
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/+
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+
- XS488 : 21sep13 at a residential address in Shropshire
Gunsmoke Paintball XS488 : 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+
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 +
: 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+
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 XT455 : 27sep88 pictured coded U 781Squadron (ex 845Sqn) at RNAS Lee-on-Solent
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
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+
wa283 hu.5 1965 XT461 : Wessex HU.5 dd 5 Aug 1965; to 845Sq/F-B by Oct 1965 still May 1966; 845Sq/+
wa284 hu.5 1965 XT462 : 845Sq/G-B by Oct 1965 w/o 20 Jan 1966 during a ground test at RNAS Culdros+
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
wa286 hu.5 1965 XT464 : HU.5 845Sq/E-B by Nov 1965 still May 1966 still Sep 1968, 846Sq/E-CU by N+
: 845Sq /F, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 5 Apr 198+
: Assigned to 845Sq C Flt operating from RFA Tidespring from 11 Apr 1982.
: crashed on Fortuna Glacier, 22 Apr 1982 as 845Sq/(Y)F, while rescuing troo+
wa287 hu.5 1965 XT465 : 845 Sq/B-B by Feb 1966 still Jul 1969, 845 Sq/B-A by Mar 1970, 845Sq/B-B b+
: 845 Sq/B-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF Luqa on 31 Oct 1971.
: 845 Sq/B-H by Sep 1973 until c Aug 1975, 845 Sq/X-H by Jan 1976 to c Apr 1+
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 still +
wa290 hu.5 1965 XT468 : Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 31 Oct 1965,  847 Sq/H-S by 1969, 737 Sq Tidespring+
: 845Sq/D, visited RMB on 19-20 Feb 1982
: 845Sq /D, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton with XT765 /+
: Was airborne when mv Atlantic Conveyor was sunk by Exocet and transferred +
Royal Marines XT468 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /H
wa292 hu.5 1965 XT470 : Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 6 Dec 1965,  847 Sq/G-S by 1970, 845Sq/L-H by Sep 1+
: 845 Sq/A, part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invincible to Seaton Barra+
: 845Sq/(Y)A damaged (aboard HMS Fearless ?). Offloaded HMD Devonport, to Ye+
: 845Sq/(Y)A, RNAY Wroughton, to AAC 7REGT Netheravon 10 Jul 1984. Dumped Ne+
Royal Marines XT470 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /G
wa294 hu.5 1965 XT472 : 845Sq/G-H by Sep 1973, 845Sq/(Y)M by Jul 1979, 847 Sq/XC May 1982, RNAY Wr+
Royal Marines XT472 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XC
: 847Sq /XC 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 +
: 845Sq /A, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton on 5 Apr 198+
: Assigned to 845Sq C Flt operating from RFA Tidespring from 11 Apr 1982.
: w/o 22apr82 crashed on Fortuna Glacier as 845Sq/(Y)A, while rescuing troop+
wa298 hu.5 1966 XT476 : RN; 1978 845Sqn./VL-WS
wa299 hu.5 1966 XT477 : Fitted with ski for trials by Feb 1969. Stored Fleetlands, 845Sq/J-H by De+
wa301 hu.5 1966 XT479 : 845 Sq/B, part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invincible to Seaton Barra+
Royal Air Force XT479 : to RNAY Fleetlands for conversion to RAF HU.5C, until c Aug 1984, to suppl+
: Jan 1987 from RAF Wyton to Liverpool Docks for sea journey to Cyprus.
: 1993 84 Sqn RAF as HC5C with spade badge on tail, Akrotiri, Cyprus
wa303 hu.5 1966 XT481 : d/d 4 May 1966 as HU.5; 707Sq/Z by Jul 1971; 848Sq/VQ by Aug 1976; 845Sq+
: 845Sq Garrison Det/XF Sep 1982, returned to UK Nov 1982, NASU VL Dec 1982,+
Royal Marines XT481 : Transferred in from an 848Sq attrition reserve at Navy Point as 847 Sq/XF +
wa304 hu.5 1966 XT482 : d/d 5 May 1966 to RN as HU.5. To Culdrose 8 Jun 1966, 707Sq/Q by Jun 1967 +
Royal Marines XT482 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XL
wa306 hu.5 1966 XT484 : 845 Sq/H visited HMS Raleigh on 2 Dec 1981
: 845Sq/H, visited RMB on 19 Feb 1982
: 845Sq /H, landed on RFA Resource at Rosyth on 3 Apr 1982, for South Atlant+
wa477 hu.5 1966 XT755 : Yeovilton store by Aug 1982. 845Sq/V by Jun 1984, RNAY Wroughton, to 1 So+
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+
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 : Wessex HU.5 d/d to RN 20 Oct 1966; 845Sq/J-A by 1969; 847 Sq/J-S by 1970; +
Royal Marines XT761 : 847 Sqn Mar/Apr69 as /J
wa485 hu.5 1966 XT763 : Used Jan-Apr 1967 in a joint NARIU and 707Sq equipment trial, 845 Sq/T-B b+
: 845 Sq/T-B by May 1971. Damaged during tornado at RAF Luqa on 31 Oct 1971.
wa486 hu.5 1966 XT764 : RNSPT/PT by May 1972 still by Aug 1976, RNSPT/RN by Dec 1980, 845Sq D Flt/+
Royal Marines XT764 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XM
wa487 hu.5 1966 XT765 : dd 8 Jan1967; 845 Sq/D-H by Sep 1973; 846 Sq/VN-VL by Jul 1976
: 845 Sq/S, part of disembarking shuttle from HMS Invincible to Seaton Barra+
: 845Sq/S (replacing XT448, w/o), visited RMB on 19 Feb 1982
: 845Sq /S, despatched via chartered Belfast C.1 from Yeovilton with XT468 /+
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+
wa555 hu.5 1967 XT773 : del into long term storage, spending time between Fleetlands, Lee and Wrou+
Royal Marines XT773 : reactivated 847 NAS 07may-24sep 1982 as /XT
: 847Sq /XT noted here on 13 May 1982, to join mv Atlantic Causeway later th+
wa556 hu.5 1967 XT774 : A&AEE Boscombe Down by Oct 1967, 845Sq/F by Dec 1968
: I was crewman onboard Wessex HU Mk5 XT774: 845Sqn, whilst landing undersl+
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.9733 wasp 1969 XV638 : ff 16 Sep 1969, d/d 3 Oct 1969. 845Sq/O by Mar 1971, 829 Sq Mohawk Flt/474+
wa 906 hc.4 1979 ZA292 : RN; 28sep88 pictured (pic1) coded E of 845Squadron at RNAS Lee-on-Solent
Vector Aerospace ZA292 : Vector Aerospace at Fleetlands, noted 01dec15; Stripped of all usable part+
wa 910 hc.4 1980 ZA296 : 2000 846Sqn./VO; 2004 845Sqn./B
Vector Aerospace ZA296 : Vector Aerospace at Fleetlands, noted 20apr16; stored as /Q
wa 911 hc.4 1980 ZA297 : 26jul86 as 845Sqn /H at Yeovilton Airshow
: 09feb98 845Sqn./C visit Schiphol Amsterdam, Netherland
: 2000 845Sqn /C
: 13jul13 pictured (bot) as 845SqS /W at RNAS Yeovilton
Vector Aerospace ZA297 : Vector Aerospace at Fleetlands, noted 01dec15; Stripped of all usable pa+
wa 912 hc.4 1981 ZA298 : RN; 1985 846Sqn /VA; 2000 845Sqn /G; 2004 848Sqn /WW
: to G-BJNM Oct-Dec 1981 and back to ZA298. 846Sq/VA by Jul 1982 still 1986+
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
wa 914 hc.4 1981 ZA310 : RN; 1985 707Sqn /ZS; 1987 846Sqn /VS; 1990 846Sqn /VQ; 1994 707Sqn /ZY; 19+
: 2010 845Sqn /B
wa 916 hc.4 1981 ZA312 : 846Sq/VW by Jul 1982; 707Sq/ZB by 1986; 707Sq/ZT by 1988; 845Sq/B-R by Nov+
wa 917 hc.4 ZA313 : 2000 845Sqn /M; 2007 845Sqn /M
: 23jun12 pictured (bot) as 845SqS /M at the RNAS Yeovilton airshow
wa 918 hc.4 ZA314 : RN; 1987 846Sqn /VF; 2000 845Sqn /F; 2007 848Sqn /WT
wa 928 hc.4 1982 ZB507 : After conversion from Mk.4X at Fleetlands by Jun 1998, to 848Sq/ZN by Sep +
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 : 707Sq/ZA by Aug 1984 still 1986;707Sq/ZS by 1988; 846 Sq/VJ by Jan 1991;84+
- ZD476 : 05mar16 for sale by witham sv. Mod sales.com with no engines
wa 932 hc.4 ZD477 : Oct97 845Sqn./H SFOR (Divulje Barracks)
: 2000 845Sqn./H; 2004 845Sqn./H
wa 933 hc.4 1984 ZD478 : 11jul97 pictured (bot) as 845Sqn /G on HMS Beaver (F93)
: 845Sq/J to Basra by Airfreight Mar 2005,w/o Jun 2005; DARA Fleetlands for +
- ZD478 : hull at Air and Ground, Hixon by Nov 2012
wa 935 hc.4 1984 ZD480 : 1996 845Sqn./E (tiger c/s)
: Oct97 845Sqn./E SFOR (Divulje Barracks)
: Jul00 845Sqn./E
: 2003 845Sqn /E; 2004 845Sqn /E
ZD480 : 14Jul95 pictured (top) in UN markings white c/s at RNAS Yeovilton
- ZD480 : 20Apr16 - Noted in Arctic Camouflage coded "J" preserved inside the Fleetl+
wa 937 hc.4 1984 ZD626 : 08jul12 pictured as 845Sqn /S at RIAT air show
wa 954 hc.4 1985 ZE427 : Oct97 845Sqn./B SFOR (Divulje Barracks)
: 2000 845Sqn./B
: 2003 845Sqn./B embarked aboard HMS Ocean (L12)
: 2007 845Sqn./K
wa 955 hc.4 1985 ZE428 : NASU CU by 1986, 845Sq/D by Sep 1986 still 1988 still Jan 1990, 772Sq/625-+
wa 962 hc.4 1986 ZF116 : 772Sq/620-PO by Apr 1993, 772Sq/625-PO by Mar 1994; 848Sq/ZR by Mar 1995, +
: To Basrah Nov 2001 as 848Sq/ZP, 848 Sq/WP by Sep 2003 still May 2005 still+
Her Majesty's Government ZF116 : A&AEE Boscombe by Jul 1988, cold weather trials Canada winter 1991
wa 963 hc.4 1986 ZF117 : 23jun12 pictured (top) as 845SqS /X at the RNAS Yeovilton airshow
Vector Aerospace ZF117 : Vector Aerospace at Fleetlands, noted 20apr16; stores as /X
: 22nov17 in flight test after minor package ... going to Pakistan with desi+
wa 964 hc.4 ZF118 : 2000 846Sqn /VO; 2004 845Sqn /VP
wa 967 hc.4 1986 ZF120 : 16Mar93 noted RNAY Fleetlands coded -.-20; 10Feb94 noted RNAS Portland cod+
: 1998 845Sqn /K; 2000 845Sqn /K
: 18Apr05 noted RNAS Yeovilton coded -.VZ of 846Squadron; 17Feb06 noted RAF +
wa 969 hc.4 1986 ZF122 : RN; 1998 846Sqn /VI; jul00 846Sqn /VU; 2004 846Sqn /VU; 2007 845Sqn /L
wa 974 hc.4 1987 ZF124 : 2000 845Sqn /L; 2003 845Sqn /L embarked aboard HMS Ocean ( L12); 2004 845S+
: 11Jul09 pictured (pic3) in the static display as 845Sq /L at Yeovilton Air+
wa1001 hc.4 1990 ZG820 : 2000 845Sqn /A; 2003 845Sqn /A; 2004 845Sqn /A
: 23jun12 pictured (top) as 845SqS /I at the RNAS Yeovilton airshow
wa1002 hc.4 1990 ZG821 : RN; 2000 845Sqn /D; 2004 845Sqn /D
Vector Aerospace ZG821 : Vector Aerospace at Fleetlands, noted 20apr16; stored as /G
50089 mk512 2003 ZJ990 : RN from Sep16; Sep17 pictured (pic3) asg 845Sq training mountain flying w+
Royal Danish Air Force M-501 : 50089/DEN01 return to UK as ZJ990
Royal Air Force ZJ990 : First delivered to the Royal Danish air force as M-501 in Oct 2006. Purcha+
: 27aug09 pictured (pic1) at RAF Benson
: RAF 50089/DEN01; 2011 type:HC3A 28/78Sqn./AA
: 08jul12 HC.3A type pictured (pic2) as 78 Sqn /AA at RIAT air show
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