Navy News: "Did You Serve In Watery Wessex?"

Discussion in 'The Fleet Air Arm' started by soleil, Apr 14, 2014.

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    "Diver and photographer Simon Brown is looking for former crew who served in a Fleet Air Arm Wessex which now sits on the bed of a flooded quarry.

    Simon – who regular dives with RN units to capture their underwater exploits – photographed the vintage aircraft, XS122, at the National Diving and Activity Centre."

    https://navynews.co.uk/archive/news/item/10325
     
  2. Be interesting to read of it's service life, squadrons and carriers that it once called home.
     
  3. Royal Navy as XS122, 03/07/1963. It was sunk in 2007. Thanks Soleil;-P
     
  4. Seen worse quick cab wipe and a BF, and Bob's your Mums Brother


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  5. Looks like the compwash was due.....
     
  6. Nightmare, been out of the loop too long, your are right it will need a comp wash and a turco blast.


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  7. For Junglie green read blue and yellow all singing dancing radar / pinger/SAR from HMS Osprey
     

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  8. The photo in the article, (found by opening link), shows the Wessex to be yellow and blue which indicates it is a ASW Wessex, either a Mk 1 or Mk 3. Without consulting the bible, (FAA Helicopters 1943 to present day), I wouldn't guess.

    The green Helicopter shown flying past Portland Bill is a 772 Wessex Mk 5 based at Portland not Lee on Solent as the article suggests. (Even naval journo's get it wrong!!!! tsk - tsk!
     
  9. Just for you Doug....WA101 XS122 Westland Wessex HAS3 f/f 14/06/1963, d/d 03/07/1963, to A2707, submerged Tidenham, Chepstow
     
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  10. My copy of the good book is under a room full of junk as I'm decorating!!! (Again).:angryfire:
     
  11. Bet if you look behind a seat you will find Andy Vanes bag rat.


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