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Westland Wasp XS527
Planes and Choppers
No: 11372   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2005   Manufacturer: Westland   Country: United Kingdom
Westland Wasp XS527

Photographed on 12 September 2005 at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton.
First production Wasp. Built at Hayes to Spec HAS.216D&P - C/n F9543 - To contract KK/N/011/CB25(a), 1/63 - First flight at White Waltham as G-17-3
28/5/63 - MoA WHL at White Waltham - 7.30 hours
15/7/63 - To A&AEE at Boscombe Down - 30.45 hours
3/10/63 - Back to WHL at White Waltham - 95.45 hours
10/7/64 - A&AEE Boscombe Down - 116.30 hours
17/3/65 - To WHL Hayes - 10/1/68 - To RNAS Culdrose NASU - 242.45 hours
5/5/68 - To RNAY Fleetlands - 245.05 hours
11/6/68 - To HMS Rothesay Flt,829NAS via NASU - 252.05 hours 14/12/70 - To RNAY Fleetlands - 808.25 hours
11/10/71 - HMS Rhyl Flt,829NAS - 814.45 hours
3/12/72 - With HMS Rhyl Flt ditched - 998.05 hours
11/12/72 - AIU at RNAS Lee on Solent - 998.05 hours
28/3/73 - To RNAY Fleetlands - 998.05 hours
5/6/74 - To RNAY Wroughton - 1004.50 hours
11/8/76 - Back to RNAY Fleetlands - 1010.00 hours
13/9/76 - HMS Endurance Flt,829NAS - 1010.45 hours
7/6/78 - To RNAY Fleetlands - 1451.45 hours
18/4/79 - To RNAY Wroughton - 1474.45 hours
7/3/80 - To 703NAS at RNAS Portland - 1474.45 hours
15/5/80 - HMS Endurance Flt,829NAS - 1482.05 hours
29/3/82 - With HMS Endurance Flt off South Georgia coded '434' - / / - Camouflage applied to airframe
25/4/82 - Attacked Argentine submarine Santa Fe in entrance to Cumberland Bay with AS12 missiles(3 hits)
16/7/82 - Sailed with the ship for UK
19/8/8 2 - Ship arrived in Weymouth Bay, aircraft did not disembark
20/8/82 - Arrived off Chatham,escorted ship into harbour with 3 other Wasps then left to fly to RNAS Portland
- / / - To RNAY Wroughton
14/9/84 - To 829NAS at RNAS Portland - 2284.45 hours
21/2/85 - To HMS Lowestoft Flt,829NAS - 2306.30 hours
1/5/85 - Back to 829NAS at RNAS Portland - 2333.00 hours
8/11/85 - To RNAY Wroughton - 2338.00 hours
5/6/86 - Tx to FAAM - 2338.45 hours
31/7/86 - Into FAAM by road
27/1/00 - To Cobham Hall
16/2/05 - moved back to Hall 1 and put in Falklands exhibition.
Picture added on 24 December 2010 at 08:33
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